Weekly Roundup: January 16-20, 2017


The IBM Center's Weekly Roundup highlights articles and insights that we found interesting for the week ending January 20, 2017.

On the Radio Hour

Seth Diamond
New York City Department of Homeless Services

In the magazine

Getting Big Things Done in Government
Two professional associations, the American Society for Public Administration and the National Academy of Public Administration, have joined to sponsor a...

On the blog

Taking a Targeted Approach to Civil Service Reform
Wednesday, February 22, 2017 - 12:28
For at least three decades, politicians and the public have called for “civil service reform” without a strategic view...
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