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The IBM Center's Weekly Roundup highlights articles and insights that we found interesting for the week ending March 17, 2017.

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Transforming VA’s IT Organization to Better Serve Veterans: Insights from LaVerne Council, Assistant Secretary for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
In his second inaugural address, President Abraham Lincoln spoke of the tragedies of the Civil War and society’s need to unify and “to care for him who...

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Boosting American Scientific Brain Power
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Government agencies can improve services and save money by implementing a shared services model. But recent experience from a UK government demonstrates that it requires strong leadership and commitment to digital services.
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The pilots are intended to coordinate different federal programs and services from across a range of agencies, allowing local participants to request waivers from various federal requirements in order to enable the integration of different funding streams.
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It’s taken over 20 years, but the pieces seem to be finally falling into place for the use of performance information to inform decision making!
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The IBM Center's Weekly Roundup highlights articles and insights that we found interesting for the week ending May 20, 2016.
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Anne Rung joined me on The Business of Government Hour to discuss federal acquisition: why it is so complex, category management and its promise, driving innovation in acquisition, and efforts to strengthen government-industry relationships
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In recent years, governments at all levels have made progress in implementing shared services as a way to improve efficiency and effectiveness in common functions across agencies.
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The IBM Center's Weekly Roundup highlights articles and insights that we found interesting for the week ending May 6, 2016.
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Since December 2010, Dr. Jonathan Woodson has acted as the principle advisor to multiple secretaries of defense. As assistant secretary of defense for health affairs, he has lead DoD’s military health system, overseeing the Defense Department's $50 billion health budget, and shepherding this mission critical care system through major reform efforts.
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NASA wants to concentrate its limited resources on deep-space exploration and cede lower-Earth orbit to a burgeoning commercial space sector. Achieving these two goals requires transformational change. The shuttle successor partnership with the private sector can initiate such change. This is indeed a case about transformative change—a radically new way of performing an existing government task.
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