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Driving Sales Behavior With Non-Cash Rewards DRIVING SALES BEHAVIOR WITH NON-CASH REWARDS

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Oct 03, 2018

In the end, you need to be rewarding your sales reps with more than just money if you want to keep them motivated and if you want your sales compensation plan to deliver on its promises.

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Change the sales rep experience, improve the customer experience CHANGE THE SALES REP EXPERIENCE, IMPROVE THE CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE

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Oct 03, 2018

The first CRM launch truly changed the way sales were managed. We went from tracking customers on spreadsheets (and even in rolodexes) to tracking them and their attendant opportunities with software. It wasn’t long before reps started to feel the purpose of a CRM was more about preserving the...

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Pipeline Management and Forecasting Are Key to Improving the Sales Experience PIPELINE MANAGEMENT AND FORECASTING ARE KEY TO IMPROVING THE SALES EXPERIENCE

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Oct 03, 2018

Let’s explore some of the current processes around pipeline management and forecasting and how they can be improved.

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The Congressional Review Act: Which “Rules” Must Be Submitted to Congress THE CONGRESSIONAL REVIEW ACT: WHICH “RULES” MUST BE SUBMITTED TO CONGRESS

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Sep 24, 2018

The Congressional Review Act (CRA) allows Congress to review certain types of federal agency actions that fall under the statutory category of “rules.” The CRA requires that agencies report their rules to Congress and provides special procedures under which Congress can consider legislat...

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Analytical Perspectives Budget of the U. S. Government Fiscal Year 2018 ANALYTICAL PERSPECTIVES BUDGET OF THE U. S. GOVERNMENT FISCAL YEAR 2018

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Sep 14, 2018

The Analytical Perspectives volume presents analyses that highlight specific subject areas or provide other significant data that place the President’s 2018 Budget in context and assist the public, policymakers, the media, and researchers in better understanding the budget. This volume complem...

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Income and Poverty in the United States: 2017 INCOME AND POVERTY IN THE UNITED STATES: 2017

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Sep 12, 2018

The U.S. Census Bureau collects data and publishes estimates on income and poverty in order to evaluate national economic trends as well as to understand their impact on the well-being of households, families, and individuals. This report presents data on income and poverty in the United States base...

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Envisioning Comprehensive Entity Identification for the U.S. Federal Government ENVISIONING COMPREHENSIVE ENTITY IDENTIFICATION FOR THE U.S. FEDERAL GOVERNMENT

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Sep 12, 2018

The U.S. federal government uses 50 distinct entity identification systems all separate and incompatible with one another. To give just one example of the difficulties created based on the use of multiple identification systems, the Employer Data Matching Workgroup, after surveying the landscape of ...

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Readiness for the Future of Production Report 2018 READINESS FOR THE FUTURE OF PRODUCTION REPORT 2018

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Sep 10, 2018

The Fourth Industrial Revolution1 and emerging technologies such as the Internet of Things, artificial intelligence, robotics, and additive manufacturing are spurring the development of new production techniques and business models that will fundamentally transform production. Both the speed and the...

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Review of GSA’s Revised Plan for the Federal Bureau of Investigation Headquarters Consolidation Project REVIEW OF GSA’S REVISED PLAN FOR THE FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION HEADQUARTERS CONSOLIDATION PROJECT

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Aug 27, 2018

On February 12, 2018, the General Services Administration (GSA) presented a revised plan for the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) headquarters consolidation project to the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works (Senate EPW Committee). The plan recommended razing the FBI’s existi...

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The Implications for the Mueller Investigation of Confirming Judge Brett Kavanaugh THE IMPLICATIONS FOR THE MUELLER INVESTIGATION OF CONFIRMING JUDGE BRETT KAVANAUGH

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Aug 23, 2018

This paper examines the consequences that confirming Judge Brett Kavanaugh, President Donald Trump’s nominee to be Associate Justice of the United States, would have for the ongoing investigation of Russian interference in the last presidential election. Because Judge Kavanaugh is an ardent pr...

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Integration of Civil Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) in the National Airspace System (NAS) Roadmap INTEGRATION OF CIVIL UNMANNED AIRCRAFT SYSTEMS (UAS) IN THE NATIONAL AIRSPACE SYSTEM (NAS) ROADMAP

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Jul 30, 2018

Unmanned aircraft system (UAS) operations are rapidly increasing in number, technical complexity, and sophistication. The growth in popularity of these new aircraft has presented the U.S. Department of Transportation (the Department) and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) with a number of reg...

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Strategic Plan for FY 2018-2022 STRATEGIC PLAN FOR FY 2018-2022

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Jul 26, 2018

The mission of the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) is to ensure our Nation has the safest, most efficient and modern transportation system in the world, which improves the quality of life for all American people and communities, from rural to urban, and increases the productivity and competi...

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Foreign Economic Espionage in Cyberspace FOREIGN ECONOMIC ESPIONAGE IN CYBERSPACE

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Jul 24, 2018

In the 2011 report to Congress on Foreign Spies Stealing U.S. Economic Secrets in Cyberspace, the Office of the National Counterintelligence Executive provided a baseline assessment of the many dangers facing the U.S. research, development, and manufacturing sectors when operating in cyberspace, the...

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Incentive Compensation Management: Build Versus Buy INCENTIVE COMPENSATION MANAGEMENT: BUILD VERSUS BUY

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Jul 23, 2018

Custom ICM solutions are built for you, not auditors, so they typically don’t offer visibility into actions performed over time. Auditors may lack confidence in your homegrown system, especially if they find errors or omissions. In fact, audit risk from errors and overpayments is often the mos...

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The Three “S’s” of a Great Incentive Compensation Management System THE THREE “S’S” OF A GREAT INCENTIVE COMPENSATION MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

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Jul 23, 2018

It all ties together. You want your sales reps to behave a certain way and close a certain amount of deals in specific verticals that match your company’s 3- and/or 5-year vision, but the systems you currently have in place to drive this behavior are not working for any number of reasons. Most...

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Why Enterprise CPQ Implementations Fail WHY ENTERPRISE CPQ IMPLEMENTATIONS FAIL

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Jul 23, 2018

You’ve reached a certain point in the evolution of your company and you know it’s time to invest in a CPQ system. But buyer beware: There’s a certain misconception around CPQ systems as being plug-in devices or turnkey-ready overlays of your existing infrastructure, or a simple app...

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Moving Away from Spreadsheets: How to Know When It’s Time MOVING AWAY FROM SPREADSHEETS: HOW TO KNOW WHEN IT’S TIME

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Jul 23, 2018

The spreadsheet conundrum... Joe Smith, sales director for Great Start-Up Number 5 Billion and Thirty-One, puts on a blindfold and reaches out blindly for something, ANYTHING, to help him organize his team’s deals and commissions. He’s hopeful. He’s waiting. He knows he’ll co...

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The Proposed Equal Rights Amendment: Contemporary Ratification Issues THE PROPOSED EQUAL RIGHTS AMENDMENT: CONTEMPORARY RATIFICATION ISSUES

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Jul 18, 2018

The proposed Equal Rights Amendment to the U.S. Constitution (ERA), which declares that “equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or any State on account of sex,” was approved by Congress for ratification by the states in 1972. The proposal in...

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Consumer Impact of Potential U.S. Section 232 Tariffs and Quotas on Imported Automobiles & Automotive Parts CONSUMER IMPACT OF POTENTIAL U.S. SECTION 232 TARIFFS AND QUOTAS ON IMPORTED AUTOMOBILES & AUTOMOTIVE PARTS

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Jul 17, 2018

If the Trump Administration chooses to implement tariffs or quotas on U.S. imports of automobiles and automotive parts, the Centre for Automotive Research (CAR) estimates that consumers will see the price of all new vehicles rise by $455 to $6,875 depending on the level of tariff or quota, where the...

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Impacts of Congressional Actions on Federal Contract Spending IMPACTS OF CONGRESSIONAL ACTIONS ON FEDERAL CONTRACT SPENDING

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Jul 17, 2018

This analysis was conducted using government-wide contract acquisition and spending data. An additional dataset was compiled identifying the timing of continuing resolutions and new appropriations legislation enacted by Congress from Fiscal Year (FY) 2007 through the second quarter of FY 2018. Contr...

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Addressing America’s Reskilling Challenge ADDRESSING AMERICA’S RESKILLING CHALLENGE

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Jul 16, 2018

Renewed economic growth, a booming job market, and the evolving nature of work are transforming the face of the labor market, resulting in changes in the skill needs of American employers, as well as new and different opportunities for American workers. In the United States, investment in skill deve...

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Monetary Policy Report MONETARY POLICY REPORT

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Jul 13, 2018

The Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) is firmly committed to fulfilling its statutory mandate from the Congress of promoting maximum employment, stable prices, and moderate long-term interest rates. The Committee seeks to explain its monetary policy decisions to the public as clearly as possible....

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The Defense Budget and the Budget Control Act: Frequently Asked Questions THE DEFENSE BUDGET AND THE BUDGET CONTROL ACT: FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

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Jul 13, 2018

The spending limits (or caps) apply separately to defense and nondefense discretionary budget authority. Budget authority is authority provided by law to a federal agency to obligate money for goods and services. The caps are enforced by a mechanism called sequestration. Sequestration automatically ...

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The Trump Administration’s National Security Strategy THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION’S NATIONAL SECURITY STRATEGY

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Jul 13, 2018

At the end of 2017, the US published a new National Security Strategy (NSS), replacing the previous NSS of 2015 in record time. This working paper analyses the new NSS. The US strategy now perceives a hypercompetitive world on the horizon, very different from that seen in decades past. The NSS argue...

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SOCIAL MEDIA AND IMMIGRATION SOCIAL MEDIA AND IMMIGRATION

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Jul 12, 2018

Governments around the world are screening travelers’ social media sites to vet their backgrounds and personal information. The information they gather from a traveler’s social media profiles or postings can provide grounds for denying entry to that traveler. Employees should be aware of...

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Overview: The business view of the Government’s Brexit White Paper OVERVIEW: THE BUSINESS VIEW OF THE GOVERNMENT’S BREXIT WHITE PAPER

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Jul 12, 2018

In many areas, the White Paper seeks to answer the questions and address the issues that companies have been raising with Government since the EU referendum, and it correctly identifies the right challenges. However, businesses will be no clearer on the Government’s negotiating position in a n...

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THE CONTINUED TRANSITION TO ELECTRIC VEHICLES IN U.S. CITIES THE CONTINUED TRANSITION TO ELECTRIC VEHICLES IN U.S. CITIES

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Jul 11, 2018

Growth in the electric vehicle market continues globally. Cumulative global electric vehicle sales surpassed 3 million units in 2017, with the United States now the third largest electric vehicle market after China and Europe. Governments at national, regional, and local levels continue to support t...

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Transformation and Innovation in the Wake Of Devastation: An Economic And Disaster Recovery Plan For Puerto Rico TRANSFORMATION AND INNOVATION IN THE WAKE OF DEVASTATION: AN ECONOMIC AND DISASTER RECOVERY PLAN FOR PUERTO RICO

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Jul 09, 2018

In September of 2017, Puerto Rico suffered catastrophic damage as Hurricane Irma passed just north of San Juan. Hurricane Maria made a direct hit on the Island as a massive category 4 hurricane two weeks later. The hurricanes’ devastating effects on people’s health and safety cannot be o...

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Cybersecurity in the Federal Government CYBERSECURITY IN THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT

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Jul 09, 2018

Federal agencies face many of the same cybersecurity challenges as private-sector organizations. These include a barrage of attacks such as malware, phishing emails used to spread malware or steal credentials, and distributed denial of service attacks that can be generated by malware-infected system...

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U.S. Immigration Policy under Trump Deep Changes and Lasting Impacts U.S. IMMIGRATION POLICY UNDER TRUMP DEEP CHANGES AND LASTING IMPACTS

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Jul 05, 2018

From his earliest days in office, President Donald Trump signaled his intention to make taking a tough stance on immigration the rallying cry of his campaign a focus of his administration. Within five days, he issued a series of executive orders promising major changes to the U.S. immigration system...

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“Americanism, not globalism”: President Trump and the American mission “AMERICANISM, NOT GLOBALISM”: PRESIDENT TRUMP AND THE AMERICAN MISSION

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Jul 03, 2018

From the end of the Second World War, the dominant current of American exceptionalism in the rhetoric and outlook of US presidents has been the belief that the United States has a special mission to redeem the world by extending liberty and democracy to all peoples. However, President Donald Trump i...

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The Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) THE COMMITTEE ON FOREIGN INVESTMENT IN THE UNITED STATES (CFIUS)

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Jul 03, 2018

The Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) is an interagency body comprised of nine Cabinet members, two ex officio members, and other members as appointed by the President, that assists the President in overseeing the national security aspects of foreign direct investment in t...

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THE FUTURE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE UNITED KINGDOM AND THE EUROPEAN UNION THE FUTURE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE UNITED KINGDOM AND THE EUROPEAN UNION

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Jul 02, 2018

The United Kingdom will leave the European Union on 29 March 2019 and begin to chart a new course in the world. The Government will have delivered on the result of the 2016 referendum the biggest democratic exercise in this country’s history. And it will have reached a key milestone in its pri...

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Managing Salesforce Environments for Government and Government Contractors MANAGING SALESFORCE ENVIRONMENTS FOR GOVERNMENT AND GOVERNMENT CONTRACTORS

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Jun 28, 2018

Salesforce Is A Cloud Service Provider (CSP) That Provides Both Software As A Service (Saas) And Platform As A Service (Paas) Offerings For Customers To Develop And Deploy Applications And Associated Data. The Salesforce Government Cloud Is Part Of Our Multi-Tenant Public Cloud Infrastructure And Is...

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SUMMARY OF THE 2018 WHITE HOUSE STATEFEDERAL STEM EDUCATION SUMMIT SUMMARY OF THE 2018 WHITE HOUSE STATEFEDERAL STEM EDUCATION SUMMIT

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Jun 28, 2018

Focus on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Education, including Computer Science, is of paramount importance to America’s future workforce and is the foundation to develop the necessary skills for the jobs that will allow the United States to continue to remain the globa...

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Challenges, Prize Programs, and the Opportunity for Government CHALLENGES, PRIZE PROGRAMS, AND THE OPPORTUNITY FOR GOVERNMENT

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Jun 28, 2018

Challenges and prize competitions are a severely underused tool that should be systematically instituted by governments in order to rectify the considerable problems and market failures that exist within the innovation system. After enjoying a series of dramatic innovation success stories during the...

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Citizenship and Immigration Services Ombudsman CITIZENSHIP AND IMMIGRATION SERVICES OMBUDSMAN

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Jun 28, 2018

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) administers an immigration benefits system that handles millions of applications and petitions annually. Americans and prospective Americans all have a stake in the proper administration of immigration benefits. While USCIS timely adjudicates the maj...

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TRAFFICKING IN PERSONS REPORT TRAFFICKING IN PERSONS REPORT

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Jun 28, 2018

Human trafficking, also known as modern slavery, is a global threat that touches nearly every corner of the world. The State Department’s annual Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report not only captures the challenges governments and societies face in fighting human trafficking, but highlights eff...

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Land Owner Transparency Act White Paper: Draft Legislation with Annotations LAND OWNER TRANSPARENCY ACT WHITE PAPER: DRAFT LEGISLATION WITH ANNOTATIONS

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Jun 26, 2018

In Budget 2018, the B.C. government launched Homes for BC: A 30-Point Plan for Housing Affordability in British Columbia. This comprehensive plan to address the housing crisis includes new measures to tackle foreign and domestic speculation, close real estate and tax loopholes, protect renters, crac...

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Delivering Government Solutions in the 21st Century DELIVERING GOVERNMENT SOLUTIONS IN THE 21ST CENTURY

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Jun 25, 2018

When America’s Founders wrote the Constitution, they laid out a clear vision for the United States Government: to establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty. Moreover, they established Executi...

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Focus on Farm Policy FOCUS ON FARM POLICY

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Jun 22, 2018

The 115th Congress is faced with the important task of writing a new farm bill in 2018 to replace the current bill (The Agricultural Act of 2014; PL-113-79), which expires Sept. 30. The current five-year farm bill was estimated by the Congressional Budget Office to have a 10-year budgetary cost of $...

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Report to Congress on Medicaid and CHIP REPORT TO CONGRESS ON MEDICAID AND CHIP

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Jun 15, 2018

The Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission (MACPAC) is a non-partisan legislative branch agency that provides policy and data analysis and makes recommendations to Congress, the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and the states on a wide array of issues affecting...

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An Immigration Policy Platform for Beyond the Trump Era AN IMMIGRATION POLICY PLATFORM FOR BEYOND THE TRUMP ERA

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Jun 14, 2018

The escalated war on immigrants by the Trump regime, most recently exposed through the horrific separation of migrant parents and children, has struck a nerve and mobilized millions. This moment calls for bold vision and action. This document provides a vision matching the severity of the threats we...

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World Economic Situation and Prospects 2018 WORLD ECONOMIC SITUATION AND PROSPECTS 2018

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Jun 13, 2018

The last decade has been punctuated by a series of broad-based economic crises and negative shocks, starting with the global financial crisis of 2008–2009, followed by the European sovereign debt crisis of 2010–2012 and the global commodity price realignments of 2014–2016. As these...

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Example Azure Implementation for Government Agencies EXAMPLE AZURE IMPLEMENTATION FOR GOVERNMENT AGENCIES

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Jun 13, 2018

Governments worldwide are looking for ways to enhance their ability to deliver services to their citizens. In this endeavor, they are adopting innovative methods that can not only enhance the service delivery capabilities, but also do it in the most cost-effective, secure, highly available, and high...

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Addressing the Challenges to Aviation from Evolving Space Transportation ADDRESSING THE CHALLENGES TO AVIATION FROM EVOLVING SPACE TRANSPORTATION

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Jun 02, 2018

The future growth and success of U.S. commercial aviation depend upon continued safe, dependable, and efficient access to shared public resources, such as the national airspace system (NAS), air traffic management, ground infrastructure, and airport services.

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Elder Financial Exploitation ELDER FINANCIAL EXPLOITATION

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Jun 01, 2018

Three interrelated sets of factors are at work: health-related effects of aging; financial and retirement trends; and demographic trends. Cognitive decline is a key factor, whether brought on by disease or other changes in the aging brain even without the presence of disease. When cognitive decline ...

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GPS TRACKING FOR LOCAL GOVERNMENT GPS TRACKING FOR LOCAL GOVERNMENT

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Jun 01, 2018

As part of their fleet operations, local government is incorporating GPS tracking to help solve the challenges that come along with managing a fleet of vehicles. The technology is being put to good use helping to improve safety and accountability throughout their fleet operations, as well as driving...

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REDUCING FEDERAL ADMINISTRATIVE AND REGULATORY BURDENS ON RESEARCH REDUCING FEDERAL ADMINISTRATIVE AND REGULATORY BURDENS ON RESEARCH

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May 30, 2018

The 2017 American Innovation and Competitiveness Act (AICA) directed the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), in coordination with the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP), to establish an interagency working group (Working Group) to reduce administrative burdens on federally funded rese...

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Report on the Economic Well-Being of U.S. Households in 2017 REPORT ON THE ECONOMIC WELL-BEING OF U.S. HOUSEHOLDS IN 2017

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May 29, 2018

This report describes the responses to the fifth annual Survey of Household Economics and Decisionmaking (SHED). The survey is designed to enhance our understanding of how adults in the United States are faring financially. The findings show many signs of growth and improvement along with remaining ...

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Fiscal Year 2019 Congressional Budget Justification And Performance Budget Goals FISCAL YEAR 2019 CONGRESSIONAL BUDGET JUSTIFICATION AND PERFORMANCE BUDGET GOALS

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May 25, 2018

The U.S. Office of Special Counsel (OSC) is an independent Federal investigative and prosecutorial agency that promotes accountability, integrity, fairness, and efficiency in the Federal workplace. OSC’s primary mission is to investigate allegations of prohibited personnel practices (PPP), esp...

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HOW FREIGHT RAIL DELIVERS THE 21ST CENTURY HOW FREIGHT RAIL DELIVERS THE 21ST CENTURY

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May 23, 2018

Technology fuels America’s freight railroads, making a modern network capable of meeting today’s transportation challenges and those of the future. Integrated teams of data scientists, software developers, and engineers develop and apply technology across every aspect of the nationwide f...

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THE COUNT STARTS NOW: Taking Action to Avoid a Census 2020 Crisis THE COUNT STARTS NOW: TAKING ACTION TO AVOID A CENSUS 2020 CRISIS

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May 20, 2018

Every ten years, the United States conducts a “Decennial Census” with the goal of determining the distribution of resources and political representation by counting every person in the country where they live. The census is a complex operation to collect important demographic, social, an...

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The Political Impact of Immigration: Evidence from the United States THE POLITICAL IMPACT OF IMMIGRATION: EVIDENCE FROM THE UNITED STATES

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May 19, 2018

Political leaders' positions on the issue of immigration can be an important determinant of their electoral success or failure. Immigration took center stage in the 2016 U.S. presidential elections and its aftermath as now-President Donald Trump took strong stands on illegal immigration, the con...

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Federal Cybersecurity Risk Determination Report and Action Plan FEDERAL CYBERSECURITY RISK DETERMINATION REPORT AND ACTION PLAN

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May 17, 2018

Effective cybersecurity requires any organization whether a private sector company, a non-profit, or an agency at the state, local, or Federal level to identify, prioritize, and manage cyber risks across its enterprise. These cyber risks can manifest themselves in many ways, including the increasing...

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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY CYBERSECURITY STRATEGY U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY CYBERSECURITY STRATEGY

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May 15, 2018

The American people are increasingly dependent upon the Internet for daily conveniences, critical services, and economic prosperity. Substantial growth in Internet access and networked devices has facilitated widespread opportunities and innovation. This extraordinary level of connectivity, however,...

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HOW GOVERNMENTS ARE SPURRING THE ELECTRIC VEHICLE INDUSTRY HOW GOVERNMENTS ARE SPURRING THE ELECTRIC VEHICLE INDUSTRY

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May 15, 2018

Auto manufacturers have announced more than $150 billion in investments to achieve collective production targets of more than 13 million electric vehicles annually around 2025. This is likely more than 10% of global light-duty vehicle sales, based on publicly announced plans. To achieve this level o...

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Universal Design: Transforming Accessible IT in the Federal Government UNIVERSAL DESIGN: TRANSFORMING ACCESSIBLE IT IN THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT

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May 15, 2018

We’re excited to share a new white paper. Universal Design: Transforming Accessible IT in the Federal Government (PDF, May 2018) explores the benefits of adopting a universal design in the federal government to improve IT accessibility. Universal design promotes the concept that all products s...

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Impediments to U.S. Educational & Public Institutions Ameliorating the Mass Shooting Epidemic with Effective State-of-the-Art Security Solutions IMPEDIMENTS TO U.S. EDUCATIONAL & PUBLIC INSTITUTIONS AMELIORATING THE MASS SHOOTING EPIDEMIC WITH EFFECTIVE STATE-OF-THE-ART SECURITY SOLUTIONS

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May 10, 2018

The Sandy Hook Elementary School mass shootings, in Newtown, Connecticut, created a watershed moment in the U.S. whereby public opinion finally demanded that a solution is found to this seemingly accelerating problem. After much public outcry and time has gone by, progress had been slow, in making s...

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Local Government Better Practice Guide Model Budget 2018-19 LOCAL GOVERNMENT BETTER PRACTICE GUIDE MODEL BUDGET 2018-19

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May 06, 2018

Local government in Victoria manages approximately $91.2 billion1 of community assets and infrastructure and spends around $8.1 billion2 on the provision of services annually. Local government, in partnership with other levels of government, is responsible for aspects of everyday life that people ca...

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Advanced Analytics Enabling Government Agencies to Boost Debt Collections Without Hiring New Staff ADVANCED ANALYTICS ENABLING GOVERNMENT AGENCIES TO BOOST DEBT COLLECTIONS WITHOUT HIRING NEW STAFF

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Apr 30, 2018

Faced with exceedingly tight budgets, federal, state and local government agencies are curtailing services. But it doesn’t have to be this way. Agencies would have far more resources if only they could collect all of the tax and non-tax revenues they’re already owed. Yet, because of lean...

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Federal IT Budget & Contract Opportunities FEDERAL IT BUDGET & CONTRACT OPPORTUNITIES

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Apr 30, 2018

Since fiscal 2014, about 71 percent of the governmentwide information technology budget has been spent on federal contracting. At that rate, Bloomberg Government expects a slight dip in IT spending to $58 billion in fiscal 2018 from $59 billion in fiscal 2017 and an increase to $60 billion in fiscal...

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Polycom Government Solutions POLYCOM GOVERNMENT SOLUTIONS

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Apr 29, 2018

As a global market leader in collaboration tools and solutions, Polycom has enabled thousands of Government organizations to achieve the efficiency and productivity benefits of collaboration in Unified Communications environments. With integrated video, voice, data and Web-based conferencing, Polyco...

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2017 Foreign Policy White Paper 2017 FOREIGN POLICY WHITE PAPER

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Apr 27, 2018

The Government is publishing this White Paper to chart a clear course for Australia at a time of rapid change. Over the coming decade, Australia will need to pursue its interests in a more competitive and contested world. Our world is now more interconnected and interdependent than at any other time...

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Big Data Analytics Federal Business Analytics BIG DATA ANALYTICS FEDERAL BUSINESS ANALYTICS

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Apr 26, 2018

Federal data is growing at an astounding rate, expected to double every two years. However, data collected from a wide variety of sources such as blogs, emails, videos, social media, photos and other types of sensors often are unused. What makes their analysis difficult is their volume, the velocity...

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Swaps Regulation Version 2.0 An Assessment of the Current Implementation of Reform and Proposals for Next Steps SWAPS REGULATION VERSION 2.0 AN ASSESSMENT OF THE CURRENT IMPLEMENTATION OF REFORM AND PROPOSALS FOR NEXT STEPS

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Apr 26, 2018

This White Paper analyzes the range of academic research, market activity and regulatory experience with the CFTC’s current implementation of swaps reform. It explores and considers a range of improvements to the current reform implementation that is pro-reform, aligned to Congressional intent...

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US Tax Issues for Canadian Residents US TAX ISSUES FOR CANADIAN RESIDENTS

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Apr 24, 2018

There is approximately one million US citizens resident in Canada. Canadian residents file personal tax returns in Canada. US citizens living in Canada file personal tax returns in Canada and have an obligation to file personal tax returns in the US based on their citizenship – a requirement t...

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THE CASE FOR PROTECTING LEGAL IMMIGRATION AGAINST RECENT ATTACKS THE CASE FOR PROTECTING LEGAL IMMIGRATION AGAINST RECENT ATTACKS

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Apr 24, 2018

Immigrants and immigration are good for our country, good for our communities, and good for our economy. The U.S.’ greatest competitive advantage has long been a culture that welcomes immigrants and provides them with the freedom and opportunity to thrive. For generations, immigration has been...

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PRESIDENT PRESIDENT'S MANAGEMENT AGENDA

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Apr 20, 2018

Most Americans may not think about the Federal Government every day but when they need Government services, they expect them to work. As the President has stated, “at all levels of Government, our public servants put our country and our people first. The hard work of our mail carriers, teacher...

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Cisco 2018 Annual Cybersecurity Report: Impacts on Government CISCO 2018 ANNUAL CYBERSECURITY REPORT: IMPACTS ON GOVERNMENT

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Apr 20, 2018

Weaponizing technology to damage government services and infrastructure Democracy’s adversaries and multiple state-sanctioned actors now have the expertise and tools necessary to take down government networks. Even worse, they have shown the capability to damage critical infrastructure and ser...

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National Risk Management A Practical ERM Approach for Federal Governments NATIONAL RISK MANAGEMENT A PRACTICAL ERM APPROACH FOR FEDERAL GOVERNMENTS

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Apr 18, 2018

This paper presents a value-based approach to ERM and discusses how federal governments can use it to support risk-reward decision making at the highest levels of government and increase the chances of achieving critical national goals. Value-based ERM provides a key link between risk and reward usi...

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Understanding Federal Cybersecurity UNDERSTANDING FEDERAL CYBERSECURITY

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Apr 17, 2018

Federal networks are attractive targets for foreign intelligence services and other malicious actors in cyberspace. They enable government missions and operations, handle sensitive internal communications, and store personal data on millions of Americans. The level of threat faced by federal governm...

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THE STATE OF HEALTH IN NEW MEXICO 2018 THE STATE OF HEALTH IN NEW MEXICO 2018

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Apr 12, 2018

New Mexico's health status continues to evolve as demographics change and specific health issues become more or less prominent. For a state with a relatively small population, New Mexico's health status remains quite complex. This report aims to systematically review New Mexico's health ...

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WHAT INSIDERS KNOW ABOUT WINNING GOVERNMENT CONTRACTS WHAT INSIDERS KNOW ABOUT WINNING GOVERNMENT CONTRACTS

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Apr 12, 2018

Every year, billions of dollars are spent by almost 100,000 U.S. state and local governments for a variety of goods, services, and constructions. In fact, government spending remains a major portion of the U.S. economy at 34% of gross domestic product (GDP). Public sector contracts present huge oppo...

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Annual funding statement for defined benefit pension schemes ANNUAL FUNDING STATEMENT FOR DEFINED BENEFIT PENSION SCHEMES

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Apr 12, 2018

This statement is for trustees of all occupational defined benefit (DB) pension schemes and their sponsoring employers. It is particularly relevant to those whose valuations have effective dates between 22 September 2017 and 21 September 2018 (Tranche 13, or T13 reviews). However, many of the messag...

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Summary of the 2018 National Defense Strategy of The United States of America SUMMARY OF THE 2018 NATIONAL DEFENSE STRATEGY OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

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Apr 12, 2018

The Department of Defense’s enduring mission is to provide combat-credible military forces needed to deter war and protect the security of our nation. Should deterrence fail, the Joint Force is prepared to win. Reinforcing America’s traditional tools of diplomacy, the Department provides...

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How Government Agencies are Facing Cyber Security Challenges HOW GOVERNMENT AGENCIES ARE FACING CYBER SECURITY CHALLENGES

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Apr 10, 2018

The United States Federal Government relies heavily on information technology to drive efficiencies and increase citizen engagement. However, an uptick in cyber attacks and data breaches that affect government operations has created a perfect storm of risks and challenges. Cyber threats continue to ...

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Local government in Scotland Challenges and performance 2018 LOCAL GOVERNMENT IN SCOTLAND CHALLENGES AND PERFORMANCE 2018

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Apr 05, 2018

Local government in Scotland continues to operate in a complex and changing environment that involves increasing levels of uncertainty. While details of the terms for the UK’s withdrawal from the European Union are not yet clear, there will likely be significant and profound implications for o...

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FY2019 Budget Documents: Internet and GPO Availability FY2019 BUDGET DOCUMENTS: INTERNET AND GPO AVAILABILITY

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Apr 03, 2018

Every year the President submits a series of volumes to Congress containing the President’s proposed budget for the coming fiscal year. The President’s submission is required on or after the first Monday in January, but no later than the first Monday in February (31 U.S.C. §1105(a))...

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2018 Special 301 Report 2018 SPECIAL 301 REPORT

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Apr 03, 2018

A top trade priority for the Administration is to use all possible sources of leverage to encourage other countries to open their markets to U.S. exports of goods and services and provide adequate and effective protection and enforcement of U.S. intellectual property (IP) rights. Toward this end, a ...

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Direct Federal Financial Interventions and Subsidies in Energy in Fiscal Year 2016 DIRECT FEDERAL FINANCIAL INTERVENTIONS AND SUBSIDIES IN ENERGY IN FISCAL YEAR 2016

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Apr 03, 2018

This report an update based on Fiscal Year (FY) 2016 data and earlier EIA reports on direct federal financial interventions and subsidies in energy markets continues a series of U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) reports1 that began in response to congressional requests. More recently, the...

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Building High-Performance Government: A How-To Guide for Local Government Agencies BUILDING HIGH-PERFORMANCE GOVERNMENT: A HOW-TO GUIDE FOR LOCAL GOVERNMENT AGENCIES

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Apr 02, 2018

High performance. It’s not always easy to define, but we know it when we see and experience it. Think of a sports car with smooth handling and a fine-tuned engine. It serves as an apt metaphor for how efficient, well-oiled government departments get the job done individually and as a team. Tha...

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3 Ways Text Messaging Exposes Government Organizations to Massive Risk 3 WAYS TEXT MESSAGING EXPOSES GOVERNMENT ORGANIZATIONS TO MASSIVE RISK

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Mar 29, 2018

Texting is simple, concise and compatible with virtually every mobile device, operating system and wireless carrier making it extremely accessible when a government official or employee wants to communicate with staff or community members in a time-crunched world.

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The Path Forward - How state and local government can overcome hurdles to cloud adoption THE PATH FORWARD - HOW STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT CAN OVERCOME HURDLES TO CLOUD ADOPTION

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Mar 29, 2018

Despite broad, cross-industry cloud adoption, government engagement lags. The 2017 Digital Counties Survey from the Center for Digital Government (CDG) found that 78 percent of respondents had fewer than 20 percent of their systems and apps in the cloud. Recently CDG surveyed more than 170 state and...

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REVISITING ANTITRUST IMMUNITY FOR INTERNATIONAL AIRLINE ALLIANCES REVISITING ANTITRUST IMMUNITY FOR INTERNATIONAL AIRLINE ALLIANCES

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Mar 28, 2018

The debate over competition in the U.S. airline industry has focused to date on high profile developments in domestic airline markets. These issues include mergers between domestic legacy (i.e., network) and low-cost carriers (LCCs); concerns over market entry such as access to takeoff and landing s...

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HIGH-SKILLED IMMIGRATION POLICY UNDER PRESIDENT TRUMP HIGH-SKILLED IMMIGRATION POLICY UNDER PRESIDENT TRUMP

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Mar 28, 2018

Donald Trump’s surprise victory in the presidential election has upended the political and policy landscape for immigration. It will still fall to Congress to make substantial changes to the immigration system, but the Trump administration will have authority to reshape the lives of hundreds o...

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Health is Global an outcomes framework for global health 2011-15 HEALTH IS GLOBAL AN OUTCOMES FRAMEWORK FOR GLOBAL HEALTH 2011-15

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Mar 28, 2018

This Government believes our international engagement must be focused and strategic. We need to assure the UK’s security and prosperity at home, and UK citizens’ interests overseas. In doing so, we cannot pretend to work in isolation: we depend on the economic development, stability, and...

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Government Cloud Computing Planning for Innovation and Value GOVERNMENT CLOUD COMPUTING PLANNING FOR INNOVATION AND VALUE

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Mar 25, 2018

Cloud computing marks an evolution in the deployment and management of information technology (IT). Cloud computing will reduce total cost of ownership (TCO) while increasing business agility, flexibility and service innovation. However, realizing the benefits of cloud computing involves dealing wit...

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Government response to the housing White Paper consultation: Fixing our broken housing market GOVERNMENT RESPONSE TO THE HOUSING WHITE PAPER CONSULTATION: FIXING OUR BROKEN HOUSING MARKET

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Mar 22, 2018

The housing White Paper, ‘Fixing our broken housing market', was published on 7 February 2017. The housing White Paper consultation, which closed on 2 May 2017, set out 38 principal consultation questions. Respondents were invited to reply online using an internet survey or to email or pos...

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Civil Rights and Policing Practices in Minnesota CIVIL RIGHTS AND POLICING PRACTICES IN MINNESOTA

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Mar 22, 2018

The Minnesota Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights submits this report detailing civil rights concerns associated with police practices in Minnesota. The Committee submits this report as part of its responsibility to study and report on civil rights issues in the state of Minnes...

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National Security Through Technology NATIONAL SECURITY THROUGH TECHNOLOGY

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Mar 22, 2018

Defending the UK is one of the Government’s primary responsibilities. To achieve this, we need to provide our Armed Forces and national security agencies with the best capabilities we can afford, to enable them to protect the UK’s security and to advance the UK’s interests, both no...

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Californians & Their Government CALIFORNIANS & THEIR GOVERNMENT

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Mar 21, 2018

The Public Policy Institute of California is dedicated to informing and improving public policy in California through independent, objective, nonpartisan research. PPIC is a public charity. It does not take or support positions on any ballot measures or on any local, state, or federal legislation, n...

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Government Guide to Putting Operations Management Data to Work for You GOVERNMENT GUIDE TO PUTTING OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT DATA TO WORK FOR YOU

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Mar 20, 2018

If your municipality is considering an investment in a cloud-based operations management software solution, it’s important to understand how the move away from paper or spreadsheet-based systems can benefit your operations in the long-term. One of the greatest benefits of automating your opera...

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Protecting DB Pension Schemes the Government PROTECTING DB PENSION SCHEMES THE GOVERNMENT'S

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Mar 20, 2018

Satisfied that there is “no systemic problem in the regulatory and legislative framework” for DB schemes, the Government’s proposals are aimed at improving the way the current system works (through changes to the scheme funding regime and the potential facilitation of consolidation...

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Protecting Defined Benefit Pension Schemes PROTECTING DEFINED BENEFIT PENSION SCHEMES

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Mar 19, 2018

The government believes the system is working well for the majority of Defined Benefit schemes, trustees and sponsoring employers but accepts that we need a tougher approach for those few whose irresponsible decisions impact on their pension scheme. The vast majority of UK employers run their busine...

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The impact of federal tax reform on state corporate income taxes THE IMPACT OF FEDERAL TAX REFORM ON STATE CORPORATE INCOME TAXES

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Mar 17, 2018

The Council On State Taxation (COST) and our research affiliate, The State Tax Research Institute (STRI), have long been committed to increasing the body of knowledge and enhancing public dialogue relating to the state and local taxation of business entities. We are pleased to present our latest con...

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Congressional Budget Justification Annual Performance Plan CONGRESSIONAL BUDGET JUSTIFICATION ANNUAL PERFORMANCE PLAN

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Mar 16, 2018

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is pleased to submit its budget request for fiscal year (FY) 2018. The SEC is requesting $1.602 billion in support of 4,543 positions and 4,542 full-time equivalents (FTE) for FY 2018. This requested budget level is essentially flat compared to the F...

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The United Kingdom Background Brexit and Relations with the United States THE UNITED KINGDOM BACKGROUND BREXIT AND RELATIONS WITH THE UNITED STATES

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Mar 12, 2018

Many U.S. officials and Members of Congress view the United Kingdom (UK) as the United States’ closest and most reliable ally. This perception stems from a combination of factors, including a sense of shared history, values, and culture; a large and mutually beneficial economic relationship; a...

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ANNUAL INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY REPORT TO CONGRESS ANNUAL INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY REPORT TO CONGRESS

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Mar 11, 2018

During this past year, President Trump and his Administration have worked to promote strong intellectual property rights protection and enforcement, both domestically and abroad. As part of an integrated approach, the Trump Administration views our intellectual property strategy, policy and enforcem...

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5 Technology Trends Impacting State and Local Governments 5 TECHNOLOGY TRENDS IMPACTING STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS

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Mar 01, 2018

State and local governments stand on the cusp of a technology renaissance, as new offerings and services are available to help agencies serve their constituents faster, more effectively and more efficiently. Technologies that once were thought of as “bleeding edge” now are increasingly u...

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Government Impact Executive Trends & Risks GOVERNMENT IMPACT EXECUTIVE TRENDS & RISKS

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Mar 01, 2018

Government is having a larger impact than ever on the enterprise. We recently sat down with Chris Lu, former U.S. Deputy Secretary of Labor and current FiscalNote advisor, to discuss this shift, and what companies can do to be more successful in this new environment. As part of FiscalNote’s Ex...

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Office of the United States Trade Representative OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES TRADE REPRESENTATIVE

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Feb 28, 2018

The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) is responsible for developing, coordinating, and enforcing U.S. trade, commodity, and direct investment policy on behalf of the President of the United States. USTR manages trade policy coordination and enforcement of international trade ag...

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Global Government Affairs in the Spotlight GLOBAL GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS IN THE SPOTLIGHT

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Feb 27, 2018

In a recent Harvard Business Review article, it was noted that last year (2017) executives and board members at multinational companies “paid the most attention to risks that dominated global headlines”. Indeed, the Wall Street Journal highlighted 2017 as the year of uncertainty for mult...

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2018-2019 Federal budget Moving Canada forward 2018-2019 FEDERAL BUDGET MOVING CANADA FORWARD

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Feb 27, 2018

With the national unemployment rate dipping to 5.7 percent, the lowest it has been in years, and the Canadian economy firing on all cylinders, the Liberal government is basking in a quasi full-employment situation last seen well before the 2008 global financial crisis. However, Canada is facing stro...

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Local Governments Role in Energy Project Financing LOCAL GOVERNMENTS ROLE IN ENERGY PROJECT FINANCING

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Feb 26, 2018

Realizing The Full Economic And Environmental Benefits Of Building Energy Upgrades Will Require Innovative Project Financing Mechanisms Deployed On Large Scales. While Not Every Project Requires Third Party Financing (Some Owners Can Pay For Upgrades Via Their Own Cash Reserves), New Financing Mecha...

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Shaping Future Government Global Universities Challenge 2018 SHAPING FUTURE GOVERNMENT GLOBAL UNIVERSITIES CHALLENGE 2018

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Feb 25, 2018

As a prerequisite to a university participating in the upcoming Shaping Future Governments Global Universities Challenge, each university is required to submit a white paper by Thursday, January 25, 2018. Do note, that any participating university which does not submit a white paper within the allot...

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Federal-State Discourse Barriers to State Action on
Prescription Drug Costs FEDERAL-STATE DISCOURSE BARRIERS TO STATE ACTION ON PRESCRIPTION DRUG COSTS

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Feb 22, 2018

In the late 1980’s, there was a growing state concern that the Medicaid program was not able to obtain price concessions on prescription drugs that other payers were getting. In 1990, Congress acted to ensure that Medicaid programs received significant, specified, discounts off the average com...

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Major Savings And Reforms, Budget Of U.s. Government MAJOR SAVINGS AND REFORMS, BUDGET OF U.S. GOVERNMENT

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Feb 22, 2018

This volume describes major savings and reform proposals included in the 2019 President’s Budget. It includes both discretionary and mandatory savings proposals that work to bring Federal spending under control, and reduce deficits by $3.6 trillion over the budget window. These proposals encom...

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TRENDS AFFECTING GOVERNMENT AND SOCIETY TRENDS AFFECTING GOVERNMENT AND SOCIETY

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Feb 22, 2018

For nearly 100 years, the U.S. Government Accountability Office has stood at the vanguard of the U.S. government’s efforts to ensure government accountability and effectiveness. To help support these efforts, GAO publishes a strategic plan every 4 years that emphasizes consideration of future ...

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4 BEST PRACTICES FOR STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT DISASTER RECOVERY PLANNING 4 BEST PRACTICES FOR STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT DISASTER RECOVERY PLANNING

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Feb 20, 2018

The U.S. Department of Justice estimates more than 4,000 ransomware attacks have occurred every day since the beginning of 2016, and the government is a prime target. Given such risks, a robust disaster recovery and data protection plan are critical for any state or local government organization. Do...

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The Future Role of Government in Health Information Technology and Digital Health THE FUTURE ROLE OF GOVERNMENT IN HEALTH INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY AND DIGITAL HEALTH

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Feb 20, 2018

Health information technology (IT) and digital health are transforming the way that health care is delivered, managed, and improved while empowering individuals to more effectively manage their health and navigate an increasingly complex healthcare system. Since enactment of the bipartisan Health In...

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Government 360 - Amplifying Democracy through Technology GOVERNMENT 360 - AMPLIFYING DEMOCRACY THROUGH TECHNOLOGY

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Feb 16, 2018

Government 360 encompasses a modern, flexible infrastructure and widespread automation and mobility. It means always-on availability through multiple channels and data0driven insights gathered via machine learning and predictive analytics. These digital touchpoints can create a circle of citizen eng...

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Trump’s First Year: How Resilient is Liberal Democracy in the US? TRUMP’S FIRST YEAR: HOW RESILIENT IS LIBERAL DEMOCRACY IN THE US?

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Feb 16, 2018

In its 2016 “Democracy Index” report, the Economist Intelligence Unit downgraded the United States from a “full” to a “flawed democracy”. The report cited “an erosion of trust in political institutions” as the primary reason for the downgrade.1 In Janu...

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National Archives and Records Administration 2018–2022 Strategic Plan NATIONAL ARCHIVES AND RECORDS ADMINISTRATION 2018–2022 STRATEGIC PLAN

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Feb 15, 2018

The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) is an independent agency established in 1934 to identify, protect, preserve, and make publicly available the historically valuable records of all three branches of the Federal government. NARA manages the Federal government’s archives, ad...

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2018 Government Affairs Outlook 2018 GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS OUTLOOK

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Feb 15, 2018

The need to reauthorize farm programs, proposed changes to federal food assistance and international trade are likely to top Washington’s agriculture agenda in 2018. The upcoming farm bill will be front and center this year as the House and Senate Agriculture committees and the Department of A...

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CCMA White Paper on California Local Government GASB 75 Implementation CCMA WHITE PAPER ON CALIFORNIA LOCAL GOVERNMENT GASB 75 IMPLEMENTATION

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Feb 15, 2018

The Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) issued its Statement 75, Accounting and Financial Reporting for Postemployment Benefits Other Than Pensions (“OPEB”). Many local governments offer retiree medical benefits that will be subject to new requirements through this statement. ...

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The Public Sector Guide to Text Messaging Policy and Retention 2017 Edition THE PUBLIC SECTOR GUIDE TO TEXT MESSAGING POLICY AND RETENTION 2017 EDITION

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Feb 15, 2018

This guide contains practical steps that will help public sector organizations and departments develop a text message policy and retention strategy to protect against the risk involved with the use of this popular, universal form of communication. It also outlines some smart text recordkeeping pract...

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New Opportunities in Public & Government Affairs NEW OPPORTUNITIES IN PUBLIC & GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS

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Feb 14, 2018

To find likely trends and opportunities going into the new year, our data analysts at FiscalNote scoured all of the introduced and enacted legislation at both the state and federal level in 2017. In doing so, we were able to determine what type of legislation, federal or state, is more efficient at ...

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How the Federal Government Can Help States Address Rising Prescription Drug Costs HOW THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT CAN HELP STATES ADDRESS RISING PRESCRIPTION DRUG COSTS

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Feb 14, 2018

States today struggle to fund health services for all their programs, including Medicaid, state employees, prisons, state university systems, and others. The rising cost of prescription drugs is a key factor in this struggle an estimated 25 percent of state budgets go to fund Medicaid, and state spe...

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The US SEC asserts its regulatory enforcement power in the ICO space THE US SEC ASSERTS ITS REGULATORY ENFORCEMENT POWER IN THE ICO SPACE

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Feb 13, 2018

In 2017, the US Securities and Exchange Commission (‘SEC’) formally asserted its regulatory enforcement power over the purchase and sale of cryptographic tokens, with action taken in this area including a report involving the initial coin offering (‘ICO’) of DAO tokens by &ls...

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Analysis of the President’s FY 2019 Budget Request for Federal Research, Health, and Higher Education Programs ANALYSIS OF THE PRESIDENT’S FY 2019 BUDGET REQUEST FOR FEDERAL RESEARCH, HEALTH, AND HIGHER EDUCATION PROGRAMS

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Feb 13, 2018

On February 12, 2018, President Trump released his second budget proposal to Congress. The fiscal year (FY) 2019 budget request reflects the political priorities of the White House Administration, but it is ultimately up to Congress to decide which proposals to embrace, modify, or reject as part of ...

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Department of Veterans Affairs FY 2018 − 2024 Strategic Plan DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS FY 2018 − 2024 STRATEGIC PLAN

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Feb 12, 2018

The Department of Veterans Affairs is committed to providing excellent care and benefits to our Nation’s Veterans. We continue to serve over nine million Veterans who served through periods of peace and conflict to include WWII, the Korean War, Vietnam as well as the Gulf Wars. We anticipate t...

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BUDGET OF THE U.S. GOVERNMENT BUDGET OF THE U.S. GOVERNMENT

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Feb 12, 2018

A budget of the United States Government, Fiscal Year 2019 contains the Budget Message of the President, information on the President’s priorities, and summary tables. Analytical Perspectives, Budget of the United States Government, Fiscal Year 2019 contains analyses that are designed to highl...

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2018 Federal Workforce Priorities Report 2018 FEDERAL WORKFORCE PRIORITIES REPORT

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Feb 12, 2018

The Federal Government is responsible for fostering conditions that create prosperity and safety for the American people. The various Federal missions used to achieve these goals are largely executed by civil servants, who are employed on a full-time, part-time, or seasonal basis by the government a...

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Reforming Biopharmaceutical Pricing at Home and Abroad REFORMING BIOPHARMACEUTICAL PRICING AT HOME AND ABROAD

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Feb 11, 2018

The affordability of healthcare and biopharmaceutical drugs is a top concern for Americans. It is often asserted that promoting innovation and affordable drugs are conflicting goals. New innovations, however, often provide improved health that was not previously available at any price or obviate the...

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Pre-Disaster Recovery Planning Guide for Local Governments PRE-DISASTER RECOVERY PLANNING GUIDE FOR LOCAL GOVERNMENTS

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Feb 10, 2018

This planning guide is designed to help local governments prepare for recovery by developing pre-disaster recovery plans that follow a process to engage members of the whole community, develop recovery capabilities across governmental and nongovernmental partners, and ultimately create an organizati...

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The State of Social Media in Government in 2018 THE STATE OF SOCIAL MEDIA IN GOVERNMENT IN 2018

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Feb 08, 2018

Hootsuite works closely with state, local, and federal governments around the world and understands the unique requirements for social communications across all levels of government. This report outlines five recommended areas of opportunity for social media in government in 2018.

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State of Local Government Finance Survey 2018 STATE OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT FINANCE SURVEY 2018

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Feb 08, 2018

LGiU and The MJ have run the State of Local Government Finance Survey every January since 2012 to coincide with councils setting their annual budgets. The results give a snapshot of the key pressures facing councils and their ideas for the future. The survey was sent to senior decision-makers at eac...

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Olympics-Related Malicious Activity Likely to Impact SLTT Governments OLYMPICS-RELATED MALICIOUS ACTIVITY LIKELY TO IMPACT SLTT GOVERNMENTS

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Feb 05, 2018

Malicious cyber threat actors (CTAs) have historically used high-profile events, such as the Olympic Games, to disseminate malware and conduct scams, fraud, and cyber-espionage. As employees are likely to view Olympics related content at work, these activities will have direct implications for state...

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Network Needs in State & Local Government NETWORK NEEDS IN STATE & LOCAL GOVERNMENT

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Feb 04, 2018

The Center for Digital Government (CDG) surveyed 318 state and local government IT employees and conducted nine additional telephone interviews to compile this timely report. CDG uncovers interesting insights into the public sector’s network-related priorities and their challenges now and for ...

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Ensuring the Future of Accessible Medicines in the U.S. ENSURING THE FUTURE OF ACCESSIBLE MEDICINES IN THE U.S.

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Feb 01, 2018

For nearly 35 years, the availability of affordable, FDA-approved generic medicines has meant greater access to life-saving treatments for millions of patients. Generics have delivered trillions of dollars in savings for employers, health plans, state and federal governments and, most importantly, p...

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Corporation for National and Community Service 2017 State of the Evidence CORPORATION FOR NATIONAL AND COMMUNITY SERVICE 2017 STATE OF THE EVIDENCE

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Jan 30, 2018

In the United States, approximately one in every five people, or more than 57 million, has a disability. This includes the more than 3.8 million veterans with a service-connected disability. The most recent government transport survey indicated that six million individuals with a disability have dif...

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2018 SLTT Government Outlook 2018 SLTT GOVERNMENT OUTLOOK

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Jan 30, 2018

The Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center (MS-ISAC) expects financial gain will remain the most prevalent cybercrime motivation and that the majority of cyber incidents affecting state, local, tribal, and territorial (SLTT) governments will continue to be opportunistic in nature. As wi...

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How State & Local Governments Can Harness Data to Become a Smart Community HOW STATE & LOCAL GOVERNMENTS CAN HARNESS DATA TO BECOME A SMART COMMUNITY

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Jan 29, 2018

In this day and age, it’s not uncommon to be nostalgic for what seems like simpler times particularly for those working in government. There was an era when state and local governments needed to simply provide basic services, like maintaining roads, sanitation, communicating information reliab...

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The Crisis in the Federal Government’s Infrastructure THE CRISIS IN THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT’S INFRASTRUCTURE

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Jan 29, 2018

“Scoring” is the process of measuring the budget effects of legislation, proposed contracts and other projected expenditures in terms of budget authority. To accomplish this, the U.S. House and Senate Budget Committees, the Congressional Budget Office (“CBO”), and OMB, collec...

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Five Trends That Will Shape Federal Contracting in 2018 FIVE TRENDS THAT WILL SHAPE FEDERAL CONTRACTING IN 2018

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Jan 24, 2018

Enactment of the law as part of the 2018 National Defense Authorization Act (Public Law 115-91) will change the way government will buy information technology products and services in 2018. The law established working capital funds for IT modernization at individual agencies, and the General Service...

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Self-Enforcing Roadways: A Guidance Report SELF-ENFORCING ROADWAYS: A GUIDANCE REPORT

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Jan 24, 2018

Reducing the number of fatal and injury crashes in the United States is a high priority among Federal, State, and local transportation agencies. Crashes occurring in rural areas comprise most of the total crashes, many of which can be attributed to speeding. Due to the substantial number of speeding...

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PRELIMINARY REPORT ON THE FEDERAL TAX CUTS AND JOBS ACT PRELIMINARY REPORT ON THE FEDERAL TAX CUTS AND JOBS ACT

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Jan 23, 2018

On December 22, 2017, President Donald J. Trump signed into law the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017,1 enacting sweeping changes to the federal tax system for both businesses and individuals. This new federal law will have a disproportionate impact on the tax system and economy of the State of New York...

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Government Contract Bid Protests In Brief: Analysis of Legal Processes and Recent Developments GOVERNMENT CONTRACT BID PROTESTS IN BRIEF: ANALYSIS OF LEGAL PROCESSES AND RECENT DEVELOPMENTS

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Jan 19, 2018

In FY2017, the federal government obligated approximately $500 billion to procure goods and services. Federal procurement statutes and regulations notably the Competition in Contracting Act of 1984 (CICA) and the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR), the government-wide regulation that generally app...

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The Impact of Department of Education Policies on Wisconsin Schools THE IMPACT OF DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION POLICIES ON WISCONSIN SCHOOLS

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Jan 18, 2018

In response to allegations of bias in suspension rates in schools along racial lines, the Obama Administration increased federal involvement in discipline policy across the country. Through a ‘Dear Colleague’ memo, federal incentives and legal threats, the Department of Education and Dep...

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18 on 2018 Predictions of Local Government from 18 Experts 18 ON 2018 PREDICTIONS OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT FROM 18 EXPERTS

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Jan 18, 2018

Each year brings a new set of possibilities and predictions. In keeping with the spirit of acknowledging anticipated changes while surmising the unexpected, ICMA reached out to 18 leaders on topics important to local governments. From autonomous vehicles to the road ahead for the local government ma...

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Strengthening Organizational Health and Performance in Government STRENGTHENING ORGANIZATIONAL HEALTH AND PERFORMANCE IN GOVERNMENT

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Jan 15, 2018

The National Academy of Public Administration is an independent, nonprofit, and non-partisan organization established in 1967 and chartered by Congress in 1984. It provides expert advice to government leaders in building more effective, efficient, accountable, and transparent organizations. To carry...

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U.S.-Russian Arms Control At Risk: An Assessment and Path Forward U.S.-RUSSIAN ARMS CONTROL AT RISK: AN ASSESSMENT AND PATH FORWARD

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Jan 10, 2018

In March 2017, Gen. Paul Selva, the Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, told the House Armed Services Committee (HASC) that Russia had deployed a ground-launched cruise missile (GLCM) violating the “spirit and intent” of the 1987 Intermediate Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty.1 Selva w...

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How Climate Change Web Content is Being Censored Under the Trump Administration HOW CLIMATE CHANGE WEB CONTENT IS BEING CENSORED UNDER THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION

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Jan 09, 2018

EDGI’s website monitoring working group monitors changes to tens of thousands of federal web pages that relate to the environment, climate, and energy. In the first year of the Trump administration, we have observed alterations to many federal agency Web resources about climate change. Althoug...

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Preparing for our future UK trade policy Government Response PREPARING FOR OUR FUTURE UK TRADE POLICY GOVERNMENT RESPONSE

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Jan 05, 2018

In October, we published the Trade White Paper, which set out our ambition to build a future trade policy that not only delivers benefits for the UK’s economy but for businesses, workers and consumers alike. The United Kingdom has a long and proud history as a great trading nation and champion...

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Trump’s Impact on European Security TRUMP’S IMPACT ON EUROPEAN SECURITY

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Jan 03, 2018

US President Trump’s renewed emphasis on sovereignty and national interests requires Europe to take (more) responsibility for its own security and defense. This Report examines the consequences of the new transatlantic relationship for Europe in a broad sense, focusing on the impact of the EU&...

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Overview of Maryland Local Governments Finances and Demographic Information OVERVIEW OF MARYLAND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS FINANCES AND DEMOGRAPHIC INFORMATION

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Jan 01, 2018

Whether it is considering public local laws or altering State aid formulas, the General Assembly deliberates on numerous issues affecting local governments and their finances each legislative session. Understanding the existing political and financial structure of local governments enables thorough ...

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Dollars and Democracy: A Guide to the State Budget Process DOLLARS AND DEMOCRACY: A GUIDE TO THE STATE BUDGET PROCESS

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Dec 27, 2017

The Budget Center was established in 1995 to provide Californians with a source of timely, objective, and accessible expertise on state fiscal and economic policy issues. The Budget Center engages in independent fiscal and policy analysis and public education with the goal of improving the economic ...

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A GUIDE TO THE ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF GOVERNMENT AGENCIES IN NSW A GUIDE TO THE ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF GOVERNMENT AGENCIES IN NSW

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Dec 26, 2017

This publication may contain information about the regulation and enforcement of workplace health and safety in NSW. It may include some of your obligations under some of the legislation that SafeWork NSW administers. To ensure you comply with your legal obligations you must refer to the appropriate...

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Improving Property Tax Management to Optimize Local Government Revenues IMPROVING PROPERTY TAX MANAGEMENT TO OPTIMIZE LOCAL GOVERNMENT REVENUES

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Dec 18, 2017

Property taxes are crucial to local government. In 2014, property taxes accounted for nearly 30 percent of the general revenues that local governments collected in the U.S. To provide essential services, counties and municipalities must be able to collect the property tax dollars to which the law en...

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National Security Strategy of the United States of America NATIONAL SECURITY STRATEGY OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

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Dec 18, 2017

¬ The American people elected me to make America great again. I promised that my Administration would put the safe, interests, and well-being of our citizen's first. I pledged that we would revitalize the American economy, rebuild our military, defend our borders, protect our sovereignty, an...

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Abandoning Science Advice One Year in, the Trump Administration Is Sidelining Science Advisory Committees ABANDONING SCIENCE ADVICE ONE YEAR IN, THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION IS SIDELINING SCIENCE ADVISORY COMMITTEES

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Dec 18, 2017

At several federal agencies, political appointees have misrepresented scientific information, overruled the recommendations of scientific experts, scrubbed scientific content from websites, and even forbidden some staff from describing their work as “science-based” in budget documents (C...

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THE LEGAL CASE FOR A CONGRESSIONAL INVESTIGATION ON WHETHER TO IMPEACH PRESIDENT DONALD J. TRUMP THE LEGAL CASE FOR A CONGRESSIONAL INVESTIGATION ON WHETHER TO IMPEACH PRESIDENT DONALD J. TRUMP

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Dec 06, 2017

The U.S. Constitution provides that “[t]he President, Vice President and all civil Officers of the United States, shall be removed from Office on Impeachment for, and Conviction of, Treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors.” Based on the publicly reported information, as o...

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The National Nanotechnology Initiative Supplement to the President THE NATIONAL NANOTECHNOLOGY INITIATIVE SUPPLEMENT TO THE PRESIDENT'S 2018 BUDGET

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Nov 30, 2017

Nanotechnology is broadly enabling, with applications that address this Administration’s highest priorities: national security, economic growth, and job creation. While still an emerging area of research and development, nanotechnology is already having a significant impact on the marketplace,...

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America First A Budget Blueprint to Make America Great Again AMERICA FIRST A BUDGET BLUEPRINT TO MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN

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Nov 30, 2017

The American people elected me to fight for their priorities in Washington, D.C. and deliver on my promise to protect our Nation. I fully intend to keep that promise. One of the most important ways the Federal Government sets priorities is through the Budget of the United States. Accordingly, I subm...

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Federal Information Security Modernization Act of 2014 FEDERAL INFORMATION SECURITY MODERNIZATION ACT OF 2014

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Nov 28, 2017

The far-reaching cybersecurity incidents of 2017 demonstrate that we cannot ignore the harmful impact that poor cybersecurity practices have on the Nation. Hundreds of millions of Americans had their personally identifiable information (PII) compromised in a string of data breaches that exploited un...

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Industrial Strategy: building a Britain fit for the future INDUSTRIAL STRATEGY: BUILDING A BRITAIN FIT FOR THE FUTURE

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Nov 27, 2017

We should take enormous pride in these achievements and the difference they are making for many families and businesses in our country. But at the same time, we must also recognize there are some communities which have struggled to keep pace with changes in the global economy and as a result not ful...

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Shutdown of the Federal Government: Causes, Processes, and Effects SHUTDOWN OF THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT: CAUSES, PROCESSES, AND EFFECTS

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Nov 23, 2017

When federal agencies and programs lack funding after the expiration of full-year or interim appropriations, the agencies and programs experience a funding gap. If funding does not resume in time to continue government operations, then, under the Antideficiency Act, an agency must cease operations, ...

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Statements of Federal Financial Accounting Standards (SFFAS) STATEMENTS OF FEDERAL FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING STANDARDS (SFFAS)

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Nov 23, 2017

This Notice includes two interpretations of Statements of Federal Financial Accounting Standards (SFFAS), adopted by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). These interpretations were recommended by the Federal Accounting Standards Advisory Board (FASAB) and adopted in their entirety by OMB.

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Report to the President on Federal IT Modernization REPORT TO THE PRESIDENT ON FEDERAL IT MODERNIZATION

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Nov 22, 2017

This report outlines a vision and recommendations for the Federal Government to build a more modern and secure architecture for Federal IT systems.3 Agencies have attempted to modernize their systems but have been stymied by a variety of factors, including resource prioritization, ability to procure...

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A Financial System That Creates Economic Opportunities Banks and Credit Unions A FINANCIAL SYSTEM THAT CREATES ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITIES BANKS AND CREDIT UNIONS

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Nov 22, 2017

President Donald J. Trump established the policy of his Administration to regulate the United States financial system in a manner consistent with a set of Core Principles. These principles were set forth in Executive Order 13772 on February 3, 2017. This Report is prepared by the U.S. Department of ...

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Web and Social Media Archiving A Guide for Government Agencies WEB AND SOCIAL MEDIA ARCHIVING A GUIDE FOR GOVERNMENT AGENCIES

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Nov 20, 2017

Digital Communications Have Greatly Helped Agencies Connect With Citizens And Apply “Open Government” Principles. But They Have Also Caused A Massive Increase In Electronic Public Records.  Inherent In Their Online Activities. They’re Starting To Ask Questions About The Best W...

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Localizing the Paris Agreement A Guide for Local Government Action in Support of the U.S. Nationally Determined Contribution LOCALIZING THE PARIS AGREEMENT A GUIDE FOR LOCAL GOVERNMENT ACTION IN SUPPORT OF THE U.S. NATIONALLY DETERMINED CONTRIBUTION

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Nov 13, 2017

In December 2015, after years of negotiations, 197 countries made a commitment to work together to address climate change. The Paris Climate Agreement came into force on November 4, 2016, and is seen as a turning point for global climate policy and the ability for international cooperation to safegu...

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LEVERAGING BIG DATA AT THE STATE AND LOCAL LEVEL TO DRIVE CYBERSECURITY, INCREASE VISIBILITY AND IMPROVE SERVICE DELIVERY LEVERAGING BIG DATA AT THE STATE AND LOCAL LEVEL TO DRIVE CYBERSECURITY, INCREASE VISIBILITY AND IMPROVE SERVICE DELIVERY

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Nov 10, 2017

There is tremendous pressure on state and local governments to continue to do more with less. The impact of federal budget cuts have trickled down and placed additional strains on state and local governments. At the same time, agencies are now being asked to be more transparent and innovate for effi...

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U.S. Foreign Policy Toward Russia U.S. FOREIGN POLICY TOWARD RUSSIA

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Nov 06, 2017

In a matter of a few short years, the U.S. relationship with Russia has risen to the top of foreign policy concerns. Relations between the United States and the Russian Federation are far too broad and intertwined to be subject to piecemeal policymaking. Many issues between the countries, including ...

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Real Time Public Land Inventories & Revenue Tracking REAL TIME PUBLIC LAND INVENTORIES & REVENUE TRACKING

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Nov 06, 2017

How many national, provincial, or state governments in the world today could at a minutes’ notice tally how much land is publically managed under their authority? How many governments could accurately share the aggregate total sum of proceeds for that month or even calendar year from all publi...

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Trade Policy Under President Trump Implications for the US and the World TRADE POLICY UNDER PRESIDENT TRUMP IMPLICATIONS FOR THE US AND THE WORLD

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Nov 03, 2017

The US has played a crucial role in shaping the global trade system since the end of the Second World War. With its allies in Europe, North America, and Asia, as well as elsewhere, the US-led efforts to remove trade barriers and to set up the global and regional trade architecture. However, this lea...

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Funding of State Randolph-Sheppard Programs: An Impending Crisis FUNDING OF STATE RANDOLPH-SHEPPARD PROGRAMS: AN IMPENDING CRISIS

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Nov 01, 2017

Funding for state Randolph-Sheppard programs vary from state to state and can be a point of contention between State Licensing Agencies (SLA) and the blind entrepreneurs. As state resources to fund their Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) programs dwindle, there is increasing pressure on state administr...

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Report to the President of the United States from the Task Force on Agriculture and Rural Prosperity REPORT TO THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES FROM THE TASK FORCE ON AGRICULTURE AND RURAL PROSPERITY

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Oct 21, 2017

On April 25, 2017, you established the Interagency Task Force on Agriculture and Rural Prosperity through Executive Order 13790 and appointed me as its Chair. The purpose and function of this Task Force have been to identify legislative, regulatory, and policy changes to promote agriculture, economi...

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Collaborative government services: Building for the future COLLABORATIVE GOVERNMENT SERVICES: BUILDING FOR THE FUTURE

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Oct 18, 2017

Collaboration decisions start at the top. Committed leaders need to identify pain points and work together to sponsor, develop and implement collaborative strategic plans. Leaders have a ready ally for collaboration in their customers who are increasingly demanding that services are delivered accord...

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Top 8 Reasons Government Agencies Select Foxit For Paperless Solutions TOP 8 REASONS GOVERNMENT AGENCIES SELECT FOXIT FOR PAPERLESS SOLUTIONS

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Oct 18, 2017

Make data more accessible by going paperless, saving employees’ time and money with less space, enabling quick, on-demand access. With PDF compression image processing optimization, a scanned document can be as searchable as a Word document, while also being smaller in storage size for improve...

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ACT-IAC ENABLING BLOCKCHAIN INNOVATION IN THE U.S. FEDERAL GOVERNMENT ACT-IAC ENABLING BLOCKCHAIN INNOVATION IN THE U.S. FEDERAL GOVERNMENT

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Oct 16, 2017

The American Council for Technology (ACT) is a non-profit educational organization established to create a more effective and innovative government. ACT-IAC provides a unique, objective, and trusted forum where government and industry executives are working together to improve public services and ag...

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PRESIDENTIAL OBSTRUCTION OF JUSTICE: THE CASE OF DONALD J. TRUMP PRESIDENTIAL OBSTRUCTION OF JUSTICE: THE CASE OF DONALD J. TRUMP

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Oct 10, 2017

There are significant questions as to whether President Trump obstructed justice. We do not yet know all the relevant facts, and any final determination must await further investigation, including by Special Counsel Robert Mueller. But the public record contains substantial evidence that President T...

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The Growth Effects of Corporate Tax Reform and Implications for Wages THE GROWTH EFFECTS OF CORPORATE TAX REFORM AND IMPLICATIONS FOR WAGES

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Sep 29, 2017

The recent disconnect between America’s real wages and America’s corporate profits is an aberration that reflects the disappointing state of capital accumulation. The pace of capital services growth in the United States slowed substantially during the current business cycle expansion thr...

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Uses of Census Bureau Data in Federal Funds Distribution USES OF CENSUS BUREAU DATA IN FEDERAL FUNDS DISTRIBUTION

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Sep 28, 2017

This working paper documents an updated estimate of the federal funds distributed each year in whole or in part using U.S. Census Bureau data. This paper finds that 132 programs used Census Bureau data to distribute more than $675 billion in funds during the fiscal year 2015. In 2009, the Census Bur...

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FISCAL YEAR 2017 OFFICE OF MANAGEMENT AND BUDGET FISCAL YEAR 2017 OFFICE OF MANAGEMENT AND BUDGET

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Sep 20, 2017

A budget of the United States Government, Fiscal Year 2017 contains the Budget Message of the President, information on the President’s priorities, and summary tables. Analytical Perspectives, Budget of the United States Government, Fiscal Year 2017 contains analyses that are designed to highl...

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Preparing to sell: Key steps for government contractors PREPARING TO SELL: KEY STEPS FOR GOVERNMENT CONTRACTORS

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Sep 08, 2017

Through our many years of working with government contractors transitioning their businesses through a sale, we’ve seen a pattern of deficiencies in how sellers present their businesses to potential buyers. These deficiencies often pose risks to buyers; furthermore, we’ve observed that s...

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The Promise of Evidence-Based Policymaking THE PROMISE OF EVIDENCE-BASED POLICYMAKING

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Sep 07, 2017

The American people want a government that functions efciently and responsibly addresses the problems that face this country. Policymakers must have good information on which to base their decisions about improving the viability and efectiveness of government programs and policies. Today, too little...

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Electronic and digital signatures in Adobe Sign for government ELECTRONIC AND DIGITAL SIGNATURES IN ADOBE SIGN FOR GOVERNMENT

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Sep 02, 2017

Government organizations around the world are actively transforming their agency businesses, using digital technologies to deliver agility, efficiency, cost savings and superior constituent experiences. Document signature processes represent one of the biggest opportunities to accelerate these trans...

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Artificial Intelligence for Citizen Services and Government ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE FOR CITIZEN SERVICES AND GOVERNMENT

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Aug 30, 2017

From online services like Netflix and Facebook to chatbots on our phones and in our homes like Siri and Alexa, we are beginning to interact with artificial intelligence (AI) on a near-daily basis. AI is the programming or training of a computer to do tasks typically reserved for human intelligence, ...

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SUSPENSION & DEBARMENT SUSPENSION & DEBARMENT

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Aug 26, 2017

When the government decides to stop a business from contracting with the federal government, it either temporarily or indefinitely “suspends” the business, or it hands down a “debarment” for a specific time period. The details and authority for suspension and debarment are la...

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2017 U.S. State and Federal Government Cybersecurity Report 2017 U.S. STATE AND FEDERAL GOVERNMENT CYBERSECURITY REPORT

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Aug 24, 2017

It’s clear that cybersecurity incidents are not going anywhere and that government will continue to remain a target. But with technology propelling forward and hackers as motivated as ever, government agencies are struggling to put up effective cybersecurity defenses- and hackers are taking ad...

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The Government’s Housing White Paper THE GOVERNMENT’S HOUSING WHITE PAPER

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Aug 02, 2017

The Government’s long-awaited Housing White Paper (‘HWP’) landed on Tuesday, leaving local authorities in no doubt that they’re being tasked with the powers and responsibility to tackle the country’s housing crisis. Communities Secretary Sajid Javid repeated that not en...

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Clarifying Harmful Interference Will Facilitate Wireless Innovation CLARIFYING HARMFUL INTERFERENCE WILL FACILITATE WIRELESS INNOVATION

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Jul 28, 2017

In recent years, many of the spectrum policy controversies in the United States have dealt with the basic issue of whether a proposed technology or service will cause “harmful interference” to existing spectrum users. Resolving these issues has typically taken several years in an era whe...

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How Foreign-Born Workers Make America More Competitive and Benefit American Workers HOW FOREIGN-BORN WORKERS MAKE AMERICA MORE COMPETITIVE AND BENEFIT AMERICAN WORKERS

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Jul 26, 2017

Immigration and the state of the American workforce historically go hand in hand. Today, that is as true as ever. America is in a workforce crisis. While the Trump administration is leading efforts to revitalize the American workforce, many job openings remain unfilled 6 million, according to Labor ...

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Creating a 21st Century Workforce: Immigration Reform CREATING A 21ST CENTURY WORKFORCE: IMMIGRATION REFORM

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Jul 26, 2017

Our nation relies on a modern, highly skilled workforce to remain competitive and innovative in today’s global economy. Yet current policies are inhibiting our ability to find and retain top talent as well as cultivate a sustainable long-term talent pipeline that is required to achieve a stron...

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Income and Poverty in the United States: 2016 INCOME AND POVERTY IN THE UNITED STATES: 2016

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Jul 26, 2017

The U.S. Census Bureau collects data and publishes estimates on income and poverty in order to evaluate national economic trends as well as to understand their impact on the wellbeing of households, families, and individuals. This report presents data on income and poverty in the United States based...

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100+ Government Mechanisms to Advance the Use of Data and Evidence in Policymaking: A Landscape Review 100+ GOVERNMENT MECHANISMS TO ADVANCE THE USE OF DATA AND EVIDENCE IN POLICYMAKING: A LANDSCAPE REVIEW

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Jul 26, 2017

Governments across the globe face pressure to improve how they allocate and spend resources and deliver public goods and services. Increasingly engaged citizens are demanding transparent, accountable governments that are responsive to citizen demands. Data and evidence are important tools for unders...

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Transforming Service Delivery for State and Local Government Agencies TRANSFORMING SERVICE DELIVERY FOR STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT AGENCIES

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Jul 24, 2017

New regulatory requirements, an uncertain economy, shrinking resources, and the ever greater expectations of taxpayers these challenges have created a new operational landscape for government agencies. In response to ever-increasing pressure to do more with less, government agencies are looking to t...

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No Time to Wait Building a Public Service for the 21st Century NO TIME TO WAIT BUILDING A PUBLIC SERVICE FOR THE 21ST CENTURY

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Jul 20, 2017

We launch this White Paper with a profound sense of urgency. In case after case, ranging from ensuring cyber safety to protecting the nation’s borders, the federal government faces profound problems in making government work for the American people. And in case after case, these problems share...

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Cloud Adoption in the Federal Government CLOUD ADOPTION IN THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT

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Jul 17, 2017

All statements made on this call that do not directly and exclusively relate to historical facts constitute “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements represent CSRA's intenti...

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SITE COMMISSIONING WHITE PAPER SITE COMMISSIONING WHITE PAPER

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Jul 13, 2017

Achieving environmental, social, and financial resilience in the built environment requires a land development paradigm shift. Currently, conventional development practice presupposes that built sites function as intended–from managing stormwater to increasing employee retention rather than te...

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BLOCKCHAIN IN GOVERNMENT BRIEFING: Q3 2017 BLOCKCHAIN IN GOVERNMENT BRIEFING: Q3 2017

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Jul 05, 2017

Much can happen in one quarter. Since the release of our last report on blockchain in government, Countless new initiatives have materialized, and many of those previously described have matured. This Q3 report reflects a sampling of the most prominent block chain-related government initiatives in t...

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Nutrition for Children in The President’s 2018 Budget NUTRITION FOR CHILDREN IN THE PRESIDENT’S 2018 BUDGET

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Jun 27, 2017

On May 23rd, President Trump presented his budget request for the fiscal year 2018 (FY18) to Congress, outlining his spending priorities for the coming year. The FY18 budget request calls for $4.1 trillion to fund government operations in the next fiscal year. This would set funding at $69 billion i...

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North American Free Trade Agreement NORTH AMERICAN FREE TRADE AGREEMENT

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Jun 22, 2017

From its very beginning, the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) has been a source of controversy and the subject of expansive claims about its benefits and negative impacts on the American economy and workers alike. Assessing the truth of those claims is difficult and complex, largely becau...

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Blueprint for Reorganization: An Analysis of Federal Departments and Agencies BLUEPRINT FOR REORGANIZATION: AN ANALYSIS OF FEDERAL DEPARTMENTS AND AGENCIES

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Jun 12, 2017

Despite an ever-growing public debt almost $20 trillion at the latest count1 federal policymakers have failed to think seriously about the size and scope of the executive branch. Today, there are 22 departments, agencies, and offices that rise to Cabinet level in the executive branch, with hundreds ...

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The White House Social & Behavioral Sciences Team: Lessons learned from year one THE WHITE HOUSE SOCIAL & BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES TEAM: LESSONS LEARNED FROM YEAR ONE

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May 30, 2017

On September 15, 2015, President Obama signed Executive Order 13707 titled “Using Behavioral Science Insights to Better Serve the American People.” The order directs federal agencies to integrate behavioral insights into their policies and programs and formally establishes the Social and...

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Local Government Association consultation response LOCAL GOVERNMENT ASSOCIATION CONSULTATION RESPONSE

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May 28, 2017

The Local Government Association (LGA) is the national voice of local government. We work with councils to support, promote and improve local government. We are a politically-led, cross-party organization which works on behalf of councils to ensure the local government has a strong, credible voice w...

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The Mother of All White Papers Federal Government Marketing THE MOTHER OF ALL WHITE PAPERS FEDERAL GOVERNMENT MARKETING

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May 26, 2017

This white paper describes 14 leading practices for creating effective white papers for federal government marketing. Hence, it serves as “the mother of all white papers” when marketing to the federal government. Hoffman gathered and refined these practices during engagements over a 30-y...

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Analysis of the President’s FY 2018 Budget Request for Federal Research, Health, and Higher Education Programs ANALYSIS OF THE PRESIDENT’S FY 2018 BUDGET REQUEST FOR FEDERAL RESEARCH, HEALTH, AND HIGHER EDUCATION PROGRAMS

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May 24, 2017

On May 23, 2017, President Trump released his first budget proposal to Congress. The budget request builds upon his earlier budget blueprint for fiscal year (FY) 2018, also known as the “skinny budget,” and represents a political document meant to reinforce specific campaign promises. It...

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A New Foundation For American Greatness A NEW FOUNDATION FOR AMERICAN GREATNESS

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May 23, 2017

This 2018 Budget lays the groundwork for an overdue renewal of the American spirit and provides a detailed and specific roadmap to get us there. A New Foundation for American Greatness is not just the title of this Budget. It is a bold and specific set of policy and budgetary initiatives that tackle...

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FY 2018 EPA Budget in Brief FY 2018 EPA BUDGET IN BRIEF

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May 18, 2017

The mission of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is to protect human health and the environment. In carrying out its mission, the EPA works to ensure that all Americans are protected from exposure to hazardous environmental risks where they live, learn, work, and enjoy their lives. The agenc...

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A FEDERAL AGENDA TO REDUCE MASS INCARCERATION A FEDERAL AGENDA TO REDUCE MASS INCARCERATION

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May 12, 2017

The Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law is a nonpartisan law and policy institute that seeks to improve our systems of democracy and justice. We work to hold our political institutions and laws accountable to the twin American ideals of democracy and equal justice for all. The Center&rsq...

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Congress and Evidence-Based Policymaking CONGRESS AND EVIDENCE-BASED POLICYMAKING

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May 01, 2017

The 15-member Commission on Evidence-Based Policymaking, appointed by President Obama and the bipartisan leadership of Congress, began its work in the summer of 2016 and is scheduled to report its recommendations by September of 2017. Congress’ effort to create the commission represented a wel...

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Understanding Federal Cybersecurity Strategies UNDERSTANDING FEDERAL CYBERSECURITY STRATEGIES

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Apr 27, 2017

In fact, Federal and Defense agencies are in many cases still stuck in old habits, missing out on the greatest potential of security. You may be among the many who need to rethink their approach to cybersecurity, from planning to acquisition to implementation and beyond.

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Report to the Congress on the Use of the ACH System and Other Payment Mechanisms for Remittance Transfers to Foreign Countries REPORT TO THE CONGRESS ON THE USE OF THE ACH SYSTEM AND OTHER PAYMENT MECHANISMS FOR REMITTANCE TRANSFERS TO FOREIGN COUNTRIES

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Apr 19, 2017

This section highlights key developments since the Board’s third biennial report in 2015, including updates on cross-border payment improvements, changes to laws and regulations pertaining to cross-border payments, and issues relating to economic sanctions and anti-money laundering (AML) requi...

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The Public Procurement Guide for Elected and Senior Government Officials THE PUBLIC PROCUREMENT GUIDE FOR ELECTED AND SENIOR GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS

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Apr 18, 2017

For those unfamiliar with the ins and outs of the industry, public procurement can be a complicated topic to broach. To clear the confusion, NIGP - The Institute for Public Procurement has released its Public Procurement Guide for Senior and Elected Government Officials. The purpose of this guide is...

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Managing Government Impact The Enterprise Playbook MANAGING GOVERNMENT IMPACT THE ENTERPRISE PLAYBOOK

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Apr 17, 2017

The enterprise business landscape today is more complex than ever as the uncertainty and unpredictability of government action whether regulatory, legislative, or civic has increased. New business models have created a plethora of questions about what new regulations are needed and how they should b...

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The Digital Transformation of Government Affairs THE DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION OF GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS

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Apr 12, 2017

In today’s changing political and policy environment, government affairs success is in the spotlight. However, defining success in government affairs today is very different than it was a few years ago. Government affairs are all about information who’s talking to whom, which committees ...

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Latest Impact of Trump Administration on Government Contracts LATEST IMPACT OF TRUMP ADMINISTRATION ON GOVERNMENT CONTRACTS

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Apr 03, 2017

This White Paper analyzes the current import of the Trump Adminsstrotionfon government contracts, the changes the administration has implemented since President Trump was sworn into office, and potential targets for future actions that would impact government contracting.

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Strengthening Federal-State Coordination STRENGTHENING FEDERAL-STATE COORDINATION

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Mar 29, 2017

The Federal-State Coordination Task Team (Task Team) was formed to address the need for increased coordination of invasive species actions at the local, state, territorial, regional, and ecosystem level as put forth in Executive Orders (E.O.) 13112 and 13751, and Action 2.5.1 of the National Invasiv...

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Federal Actions to Enable Contractors to Protect “Covered Defense Information” and “Controlled Unclassified Information” FEDERAL ACTIONS TO ENABLE CONTRACTORS TO PROTECT “COVERED DEFENSE INFORMATION” AND “CONTROLLED UNCLASSIFIED INFORMATION”

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Mar 27, 2017

Over the past six months, important actions have been taken by the federal government to safeguard the confidentiality of information that the government provides to or receives from its suppliers. The key actions are the Final Rule, “Controlled Unclassified Information” (CUI), published...

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UNDERSTANDING THE FEDERAL COURTS UNDERSTANDING THE FEDERAL COURTS

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Mar 24, 2017

This publication was developed by the Administrative Office of the United States Courts to provide an introduction to the federal judicial system, its organization and administration, and its relationship to the legislative and executive branches of the government. The Administrative Office, the jud...

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TERMINATING DEBARMENTS TERMINATING DEBARMENTS

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Mar 22, 2017

A hard-working and honest contractor or business just received a notice of proposed debarment for three years. The business has been contracting with the U.S. Government for a number of years without any issues, and any length of debarment will most likely have devastating financial effects.

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Response to the Government’s Housing White
Paper RESPONSE TO THE GOVERNMENT’S HOUSING WHITE PAPER

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Mar 21, 2017

On 7 February 2017 the Government published ‘Fixing our broken housing market’. This is in the form of a White Paper. The White Paper provides an analysis of the issues and challenges facing both the delivery of and access to housing. The document comprises a range of 'proposals'...

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Growing Together: Economic Ties between the United States and Mexico GROWING TOGETHER: ECONOMIC TIES BETWEEN THE UNITED STATES AND MEXICO

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Mar 20, 2017

The impact of trade and globalization on the average American was a core issue in the 2016 U.S. presidential elections. President Trump won the election in part because he promised to address the sense of economic insecurity many Americans feel. Along the way, Mexico came to symbolize much of the U....

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THE VALUE OF A STATISTICAL LIFE: ECONOMICS AND POLITICS THE VALUE OF A STATISTICAL LIFE: ECONOMICS AND POLITICS

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Mar 14, 2017

The value of a statistical life (VSL) is the marginal rate of substitution between income (or wealth) and mortality risk. The VSL indicates how much individuals are willing to pay (WTP) to reduce the risk of death. Applied properly, the VSL can be used in the benefit-cost analysis to evaluate the ef...

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Empowering CitizenDriven Government through Collaboration and Service Delivery EMPOWERING CITIZENDRIVEN GOVERNMENT THROUGH COLLABORATION AND SERVICE DELIVERY

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Mar 14, 2017

The American Council for Technology (ACT) is a non-profit educational organization established by government leaders in 1979 to improve government through the efficient and innovative application of information technology. The ACT was created to provide an objective and trusted forum for collaborati...

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Blueprint for a National Food Strategy BLUEPRINT FOR A NATIONAL FOOD STRATEGY

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Feb 16, 2017

Eating is a fundamental human need, and the food and agriculture system is vital to the American economy. Yet, our food system often works at cross-purposes, providing abundance while creating inefficiencies, and imposing unnecessary burdens on our economy, environment, and overall health. Many fede...

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Building trust in government BUILDING TRUST IN GOVERNMENT

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Jan 27, 2017

According to our recent blockchain research, government organizations across the globe are exploring use cases for blockchains that can impact their jurisdictions. With the support of the Economist Intelligence Unit, the IBM Institute for Business Value surveyed 200 government leaders in 16 countrie...

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WHITE HOUSE COUNCIL ON STRONG CITIES, STRONG COMMUNITIES WHITE HOUSE COUNCIL ON STRONG CITIES, STRONG COMMUNITIES

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Jan 19, 2017

Whether you’re one of our active local or federal stakeholders working in or with one of the Strong Cities, Strong Communities (SC2) communities, someone interested in federal-local partnerships, or a member of the American public curious about this initiative and the use of taxpayer dollars, ...

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The annual Financial Report of the U.S. Government THE ANNUAL FINANCIAL REPORT OF THE U.S. GOVERNMENT

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Jan 12, 2017

The annual Financial Report of the U.S. Government provides to the public a comprehensive overview of the Government's current financial position, as well as critical insight into our long-term fiscal outlook. The Fiscal Year 2016 Financial Report, the final U.S. Financial Report of the Obama Ad...

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Digital Transformation Initiative Aviation, Travel and Tourism Industry DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION INITIATIVE AVIATION, TRAVEL AND TOURISM INDUSTRY

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Jan 11, 2017

The Digital Transformation Initiative (DTI) is a project launched by the World Economic Forum in 2015 as part of the System Initiative on Shaping the Future of Digital Economy and Society. It is an ongoing initiative that serves as the focal point at the Forum for new opportunities and themes arisin...

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2017 SLTT Government Outlook 2017 SLTT GOVERNMENT OUTLOOK

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Jan 03, 2017

The Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center (MS-ISAC) expects that the majority of cyber incidents affecting state, local, tribal, and territorial (SLTT) governments will continue to be opportunistic in nature. We also believe the sophistication of routine malware, cyber threat actors, a...

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A Renewed Era of Federal-Tribal Relations A RENEWED ERA OF FEDERAL-TRIBAL RELATIONS

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Jan 02, 2017

Historic progress has been made during the Obama Administration to improve the nation-tonation relationship between the United States and federally recognized Tribes. The Obama Administration and Tribal Nations have worked together to accomplish shared goals and achieve milestones that upheld self-g...

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One year in, Trump Administration amasses striking anti-LGBT record ONE YEAR IN, TRUMP ADMINISTRATION AMASSES STRIKING ANTI-LGBT RECORD

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Dec 31, 2016

While the Republican Party and Vice Presidential candidate Mike Pence had a long history1 of opposing legal equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people, presidential candidate Donald Trump promised to support the LGBT community.2 Despite his own mixed record on LGBT issues, fol...

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How the U.S. Developed a Hybrid Model of Affordable Housing Provision HOW THE U.S. DEVELOPED A HYBRID MODEL OF AFFORDABLE HOUSING PROVISION

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Dec 13, 2016

This report uses the framework of “policy shifts” to help explain U.S. affordable and public housing policy. The report finds a trend that moves away from direct government provision of housing. Instead, a series of shifts have been instrumental in creating policies that support the deve...

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FEDERAL AND STATE ISSUES FEDERAL AND STATE ISSUES

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Nov 25, 2016

Set forth below is our annual update of information on a variety of subjects about which members call us frequently. As a service to our members, we hope that this will be a convenient source for reference when questions arise for employees, retirees, and members of management.

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REPORT ON THE FUTURE OF LEGAL SERVICES IN THE UNITED STATES REPORT ON THE FUTURE OF LEGAL SERVICES IN THE UNITED STATES

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Nov 10, 2016

In August 2014, the Commission on the Future of Legal Services set out to improve the delivery of, and access to, legal services in the United States. The findings and recommendations of the two-year undertaking are contained in this Report on the Future of Legal Services in the United States and ar...

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Quiet Revolution in California Local Government Gains Momentum QUIET REVOLUTION IN CALIFORNIA LOCAL GOVERNMENT GAINS MOMENTUM

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Nov 03, 2016

A low-profile revolution in local government is happening this November as twenty-one California cities hold their first by-district city council elections. Prior to the 2002 passage of the California Voting Rights Act, only twenty-nine of California’s nearly 500 cities held by-district electi...

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PREPARING FOR THE FUTURE OF ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE PREPARING FOR THE FUTURE OF ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE

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Oct 20, 2016

As a contribution toward preparing the United States for a future in which Artificial Intelligence (AI) plays a growing role, we survey the current state of AI, it's existing and potential applications and the questions that are raised for society and public policy by progress in AI. We also mak...

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Improving Pedestrian and Bicycle Connectivity During Rehabilitation of Existing Bridges IMPROVING PEDESTRIAN AND BICYCLE CONNECTIVITY DURING REHABILITATION OF EXISTING BRIDGES

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Sep 28, 2016

Bridges connect destinations in communities and provide access to emergency and essential services, yet many of the nation’s existing bridges do not provide safe and comfortable accommodations for people walking and biking. Bridges that lack pedestrian and bicycle accommodations can force subs...

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The U.S. Department of Justice Global Advisory Committee THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE GLOBAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE

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Sep 22, 2016

For more than a decade, the U.S. Department of Justice’s (DOJ) Global Justice Information Sharing Initiative (Global) Advisory Committee (GAC) has helped the United States meet current and emerging information sharing challenges and opportunities. Chartered in 1998 as a Federal Advisory Commit...

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Cyber Threats Facing State and Local Government CYBER THREATS FACING STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT

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Sep 13, 2016

As cyber threats increase in number and sophistication, organizations across industries are seeking more effective ways to protect themselves: their data, their infrastructure, their people and their reputations. State and local governments are no exception.

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Postal Service Celebrates National Park Service Centennial with Stamps, Framed Art and Keepsakes POSTAL SERVICE CELEBRATES NATIONAL PARK SERVICE CENTENNIAL WITH STAMPS, FRAMED ART AND KEEPSAKES

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Aug 24, 2016

To mark the National Park Service’s 100th anniversary and salute the organization for its unwavering dedication to preserving America’s natural splendor, the U. S.

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Helping government manage immigration needs HELPING GOVERNMENT MANAGE IMMIGRATION NEEDS

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Aug 20, 2016

National preparedness with regard to a common immigration policy has been tested recently by the mass movement of people from one country to another. There are complex challenges involved when numerous governments, agencies, non-government organizations (NGOs) and private entities must interact to d...

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Electronic Driver License ELECTRONIC DRIVER LICENSE

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Jul 13, 2016

The smartphone is the new wallet. In fact, many people no longer carry a wallet, while “digital wallets” are now a common feature on all smartphones. A digital wallet refers to an electronic device that allows an individual to make electronic commerce transactions. This can include purch...

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Need a Passport? NEED A PASSPORT?

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Jul 07, 2016

The Department of State’s Passport Services Directorate issues U.S. passports to traveling Americans. Passports are a request to foreign governments to permit you to travel, and also allow you to re-enter the United States. They provide proof of U.S. citizenship at home and around the world.

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2015 MISSISSIPPI ANNUAL ACTION PLAN 2015 MISSISSIPPI ANNUAL ACTION PLAN

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Jun 30, 2016

The State of Mississippi developed its Five-Year Consolidated Plan in the 2015 program year (covering 2015-2019) in response to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD's) consolidation of the planning and application aspects of four HUD Programs. The Consolidated Plan req...

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Older Americans 2016: Key Indicators of Well-Being OLDER AMERICANS 2016: KEY INDICATORS OF WELL-BEING

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Jun 29, 2016

Older Americans 2016: Key Indicators of Well-Being (Older Americans 2016) is the seventh in a series of reports by the Federal Interagency Forum on Aging-Related Statistics (Forum) describing the overall condition of the U.S. population age 65 and over. The reports use data from over a dozen nationa...

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Official Election Mail Communication Plan OFFICIAL ELECTION MAIL COMMUNICATION PLAN

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Jun 09, 2016

The presidential primary season is wrapping up and the Postal Service™ is preparing for the general election in November 2016. In addition to the presidential campaign, there will be high-visibility congressional, gubernatorial, and other state and local races. With elections comes Election Mai...

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U.S. Treasury Department Issues White Paper on Marketplace Lending U.S. TREASURY DEPARTMENT ISSUES WHITE PAPER ON MARKETPLACE LENDING

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May 16, 2016

In the RFI, the Department solicited public input on the various business models and products offered by marketplace lenders to small businesses and consumers, the potential for marketplace lending to expand access to credit to underserved communities, and how the regulatory framework should evolve ...

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SARASOTA / MANATEE 2040 LONG RANGE TRANSPORTATION PLAN SARASOTA / MANATEE 2040 LONG RANGE TRANSPORTATION PLAN

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Apr 27, 2016

Led by the Sarasota/Manatee Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO), the Strategic Mobility Plan is the 2040 Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP) update for Sarasota and Manatee Counties. This plan update builds on the solid multimodal foundation of previous plans from the last 15 years. Key initi...

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Strengthening the Liberal World Order STRENGTHENING THE LIBERAL WORLD ORDER

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Apr 26, 2016

The world order that was created in the aftermath of World War II has produced immense benefits for peoples across the planet. The past 70 years have seen an unprecedented growth in prosperity, lifting billions out of poverty. Democratic government, once rare, has spread to over 100 nations around t...

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THE FEDERAL COURT SYSTEM IN THE UNITED STATES THE FEDERAL COURT SYSTEM IN THE UNITED STATES

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Apr 26, 2016

The Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts developed this publication to provide an introduction to the federal judicial system, its organization, and administration, its relationship to the legislative and executive branches of the federal government, and its relationship to the state court syste...

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Application of Fair Housing Act Standards to the Use of Criminal Records APPLICATION OF FAIR HOUSING ACT STANDARDS TO THE USE OF CRIMINAL RECORDS

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Apr 04, 2016

The Fair Housing Act (or Act) prohibits discrimination in the sale, rental, or financing of dwellings and in other housing-related activities on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, disability, familial status or national origin.

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Buy Local Policy A Guide for Government Agencies BUY LOCAL POLICY A GUIDE FOR GOVERNMENT AGENCIES

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Mar 30, 2016

The Tasmanian Government is committed to backing local businesses to create jobs and stimulate the economy to deliver growth. The Government’s Buy Local Policy has been released to increase awareness of the requirements for, and benefits in, buying locally and improve access to Government cont...

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Ensure U.S. Leadership in Space ENSURE U.S. LEADERSHIP IN SPACE

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Mar 04, 2016

A coalition of 13 space organizations today released a joint white paper, “Ensuring U.S. Leadership in Space,” at a National Press Club Newsmakers news conference at the National Press Club in Washington, DC. The work highlights and addresses the challenges facing continued U.S. explorat...

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Ensuring U.S. Leadership in Space ENSURING U.S. LEADERSHIP IN SPACE

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Mar 04, 2016

The space environment is a unique and critically important domain for our nation’s vital interests. With innovative platforms and satellite systems, space is an economic sphere and a high ground used for purposes of observation, communication, command and control, and positioning, navigation, ...

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FedRAMP & U.S Government Personnel Security Requirements Implications for Cloud Solution Providers FEDRAMP & U.S GOVERNMENT PERSONNEL SECURITY REQUIREMENTS IMPLICATIONS FOR CLOUD SOLUTION PROVIDERS

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Feb 18, 2016

Peloton Systems frequently encounters cloud solution providers (CSP) that are in the planning stage to support the pursuit of business with U.S. Federal Government agencies or deciding whether to pursue FedRAMP security authorization for their cloud solutions. A few critical questions that often ari...

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2016 State of the State Address 2016 STATE OF THE STATE ADDRESS

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Jan 27, 2016

President Niederhauser, Speaker Hughes, Members of the Legislature, Justices of the Utah Supreme Court, Lieutenant Governor and Mrs. Cox and Utah’s First Lady, my wife, Jeanette. My fellow Utahns. The Utah we know and love today stands on higher ground because of the many sacrifices of hardwor...

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U.S. Fiscal Imbalance over Time: This Time Is Different U.S. FISCAL IMBALANCE OVER TIME: THIS TIME IS DIFFERENT

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Jan 26, 2016

The U.S. fiscal imbalance the excess of what we expect to spend, including repayment of our debt, over what government expects to receive in revenue is large and growing. And with politicians proposing large new expenditures, little is being done to rectify the country’s fiscal health. Althoug...

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The Role of Third-Party Debt Collection in the U.S. Economy THE ROLE OF THIRD-PARTY DEBT COLLECTION IN THE U.S. ECONOMY

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Jan 22, 2016

The U.S. economy is heavily reliant on credit, and consumers depend on the availability of credit to access a range of goods and services from health care and education to automobiles and home loans. To support this credit economy, the debt collection industry serves a vital role recovering outstand...

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Comprehensive Medication Management Program COMPREHENSIVE MEDICATION MANAGEMENT PROGRAM

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Dec 23, 2015

Comprehensive Medication Management (CMM) is an evidence-based, physician approved, pharmacist-led, preventive clinical service ensuring optimal use of medication.

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Maricopa County Attorney’s Office MARICOPA COUNTY ATTORNEY’S OFFICE

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Dec 11, 2015

As we wrap up another year we have much to be proud of and much to look forward to. In this issue of our newsletter, we list some of the highlights of 2015 and set the bar even higher for 2016. The national discussion about criminal justice reform will certainly continue next year and we are contrib...

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Financial Statements - Invest Atlanta FINANCIAL STATEMENTS - INVEST ATLANTA

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Dec 11, 2015

This section of The Atlanta Development Authority d/b/a Invest Atlanta’s (“Invest Atlanta”) annual financial report presents our discussion and analysis of Invest Atlanta’s financial performance during the fiscal year ended June 30, 2015. Please read it in conjunction with th...

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UK Labour Market, November 2015 UK LABOUR MARKET, NOVEMBER 2015

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Nov 11, 2015

Public sector employment measures the number of people in paid work in the public sector. The public sector comprises central government, local government and public corporations. Estimates of public sector employment are obtained from information provided by public sector organisations. Private sec...

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The Internet of Postal Things THE INTERNET OF POSTAL THINGS

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Aug 03, 2015

The Internet of Things (IoT) — sensor technologies that enable physical objects to collect and communicate data through the Internet in real time — is one of the latest technology advances taking hold in many industries. Cisco estimates that worldwide IoT applications will yield more tha...

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Examining U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Enforcement EXAMINING U.S. SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION ENFORCEMENT

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Jul 29, 2015

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is releasing several recommendations to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in an effort to support the agency’s ongoing enforcement activities and to ensure clear, predictable, and efficient practices for market participants while eliminating unneces...

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Cyber Intrusion into U.S. Office of Personnel
Management: In Brief CYBER INTRUSION INTO U.S. OFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT: IN BRIEF

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Jul 17, 2015

On June 4, 2015, the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) revealed that a cyber intrusion had impacted its information technology systems and data, potentially compromising the personal information of about 4.2 million former and current federal employees. Later that month, OPM reported a separ...

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DOWNTOWN DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY DOWNTOWN DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY

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Jun 30, 2015

In our opinion, the financial statements referred to above present fairly, in all material respects, the respective financial position of the business-type activities and each major fund of the Downtown Development Authority as of June 30, 2015, and the respective changes in financial position and, ...

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Annual Mid-year Population Estimates, 2014 ANNUAL MID-YEAR POPULATION ESTIMATES, 2014

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Jun 25, 2015

The mid-year estimates refer to the population on 30 June of the reference year and are published annually. They are the official set of population estimates for the UK and its constituent countries, the regions and counties of England, and local authorities and their equivalents. This publication r...

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Regulations for Proper Flag Display REGULATIONS FOR PROPER FLAG DISPLAY

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Jun 25, 2015

The regulations for the proper display of flags are contained in Part 47 of the Administrative Support Manual (ASM). Sections of this part of the manual are reprinted here so that Postmasters can ensure that the American flag, the Postal Service™ flag, and the MIA-POW f47 flag are displayed properl...

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Building Our Local Food Economy Workshop BUILDING OUR LOCAL FOOD ECONOMY WORKSHOP

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Jun 12, 2015

Acadiana is a collection of seven parishes in south Louisiana known for its strong French Acadian culture, language, and food traditions.

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Government Contracting and Uncompensated Overtime GOVERNMENT CONTRACTING AND UNCOMPENSATED OVERTIME

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May 26, 2015

Companies of all sizes conducting business with the U. S. Government should be aware of a unique requirement in the Federal Acquisition Regulations applicable to accounting for uncompensated overtime on federal contracts. The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) requires employers to compensate hourly wo...

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City of Quincy Fiscal Year 2015 Budget CITY OF QUINCY FISCAL YEAR 2015 BUDGET

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May 05, 2015

Quincy was incorporated as a city in 1888, and operates under a “Plan A” form of government. Under Plan A, also known as the Mayor/Council form of government, the public elects the Mayor and the nine City Councilors. Each of the City’s six wards elects its own Councilor, and three ...

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Applying Continuous Improvement in Government Lean Leadership in Action APPLYING CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT IN GOVERNMENT LEAN LEADERSHIP IN ACTION

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Apr 02, 2015

Perhaps more than with any public or private business entity, the task of improving quality and efficiency in the delivery of services by entities in the government sector is a highly variable and complex process. The sheer size and scope of government activities contribute to the challenge. Efforts...

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2015-2019 MISSISSIPPI CONSOLIDATED PLAN 2015-2019 MISSISSIPPI CONSOLIDATED PLAN

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Mar 30, 2015

In 1994, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) issued new rules consolidating the planning, application, reporting and citizen participation processes for four formula grant programs: Community Development Block Grants (CDBG), Home Investment Partnerships (HOME), Emergency Shelt...

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the road ahead for government contractors THE ROAD AHEAD FOR GOVERNMENT CONTRACTORS

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Mar 02, 2015

Companies of all sizes conducting business with the U. S. Government should be aware of a unique requirement in the Federal Acquisition Regulations applicable to accounting for uncompensated overtime on federal contracts. The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) requires employers to compensate hourly wo...

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Measuring National Well-being - An Analysis of Social Capital in the UK MEASURING NATIONAL WELL-BEING - AN ANALYSIS OF SOCIAL CAPITAL IN THE UK

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Jan 29, 2015

This article gives a baseline assessment of social capital in the UK using the latest data available. The data are based on the draft headline measures proposed by ONS in July 2014, and further developed following user consultation (ONSb, November 2014). The 25 measures have been developed using a f...

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Addressing Critical Infrastructure Cyber Threats for State and Local Governments ADDRESSING CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE CYBER THREATS FOR STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS

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Jan 22, 2015

“Our country will, at some point, face a major cyber event that will have a serious effect on our lives, our economy and the everyday functioning of our society.” This grave warning came from the former United States Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano back ...

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BRC PUBLISH REVISED GLOBAL STANDARD FOR FOOD SAFETY BRC PUBLISH REVISED GLOBAL STANDARD FOR FOOD SAFETY

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Jan 07, 2015

The British Retail Consortium (BRC) has published the seventh issue of its internationally recognised BRC Global Standard for Food Safety on 7 January 2015, and audits against Issue 7 will begin in July 2015.The BRC Global Standards are internationally recognised as the market leaders setting the be...

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DEPARTMENT OF TAXATION STATE OF HAWAII DEPARTMENT OF TAXATION STATE OF HAWAII

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Nov 25, 2014

Thank you for the opportunity to present you with the attached Annual Report summarizing the operations of the Department of Taxation (DOTAX) for the fiscal year (FY) ending June 30, 2014. DOTAX collected $6.24 billion in taxes in FY 2014, or 95% of the $6.58 billion that was collected from all taxe...

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Patents FY2014 - United States Patent and Trademark Office PATENTS FY2014 - UNITED STATES PATENT AND TRADEMARK OFFICE

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Nov 03, 2014

The Patent Public Advisory Committee (PPAC or Committee) thanks the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO or Office), and in particular, Deputy Under Secretary Michelle Lee, for the assistance and positive atmosphere enabling our committee to interact effectively and efficiently with the ...

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Legislative Background Brief for the Economic Affairs Interim Committee LEGISLATIVE BACKGROUND BRIEF FOR THE ECONOMIC AFFAIRS INTERIM COMMITTEE

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Jul 11, 2014

What started as a subcommittee of the 2013-2014 Economic Affairs Interim Committee to look into Montana's 12-day "sell-by" milk rule evolved after one subcommittee meeting to a white paper overview of how Montana regulates milk sales now and how regulation occurred in the past. However...

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STATE OF UTAH SINGLE AUDIT REPORT STATE OF UTAH SINGLE AUDIT REPORT

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Jun 30, 2014

The Federal Government requires the State of Utah to have an entity-wide audit of its financial statements and its federal programs as a condition of receiving federal financial assistance. The federally-required audit is commonly referred to as the “single audit.” The single audit focus...

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Creating the Next Generation of Federal Human Capital CREATING THE NEXT GENERATION OF FEDERAL HUMAN CAPITAL

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Jun 17, 2014

In addition to the more than 200 respondents to the survey, this whitepaper contains five interviews with federal leaders in human capital management who provided valuable feedback on the major trends discussed in this report. All quotes, advice, and insights quoted in this report came directly from...

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THE INTERNET OF THINGS: Preparing Yourself for a Connected Government THE INTERNET OF THINGS: PREPARING YOURSELF FOR A CONNECTED GOVERNMENT

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Jun 07, 2014

Imagine the following scenario: At home, you’re gently awakened by an alarm system that’s tied to your internal sleep cycles. As you stretch, well-rested from just exiting a REM cycle, a sensor in your mattress registers that you’re about to get up, and sends a signal to your coffe...

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Connected Government Cloud Enabling Public Services CONNECTED GOVERNMENT CLOUD ENABLING PUBLIC SERVICES

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Apr 29, 2014

Cloud adoption has had a tremendous impact on e-Government or digital government, leading to reduced operations cost, reduced IT footprint, sharing of knowledge and infrastructure and overall more effective public services. National and local governments that are capitalizing on the cloud infrastruc...

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Digital Signatures: Best Practices for State and Local Government DIGITAL SIGNATURES: BEST PRACTICES FOR STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT

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Mar 25, 2014

State and local governmental organizations have come under increasing pressure over the past few years to streamline processes and reduce costs despite the more limited human and budgetary resources available to help them achieve these goals. In order to effectively transform their workflows, they w...

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Alcohol-related deaths in the United Kingdom, registered in 2012 ALCOHOL-RELATED DEATHS IN THE UNITED KINGDOM, REGISTERED IN 2012

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Feb 19, 2014

This bulletin presents the latest figures for alcohol-related deaths in the UK, its four constituent countries and regions of England. Comparisons are made between 2012, the latest year, and previously published data from 2002 onwards. Figures are based on deaths registered in each calendar year rat...

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Government Outsourcing A Practical Guide for State and Local Governments GOVERNMENT OUTSOURCING A PRACTICAL GUIDE FOR STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS

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Jan 28, 2014

This report is the initiative of John D. Graham, Ph.D., Dean of the Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs (IU-SPEA), and members of the Dean’s Advisory Council, who convened a panel of experts to explore key issues concerning government outsourcing and public-private pa...

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Future of Government FUTURE OF GOVERNMENT

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Jun 05, 2013

Much has changed since! Financial crisis, a Great Recession and an overhang of debt in the developed world mean that governments face very different futures from those we envisaged. While the world has moved very quickly, governments have struggled to keep pace. And delivering on the ‘customer...

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Helping government contractors grow their business HELPING GOVERNMENT CONTRACTORS GROW THEIR BUSINESS

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Jun 03, 2013

This White Paper focuses on the competitive pricing activities that should optimally occur before the
final request for proposal (RFP) is released.

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The Role of Cloud-based Application Platforms in Government Innovation THE ROLE OF CLOUD-BASED APPLICATION PLATFORMS IN GOVERNMENT INNOVATION

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Apr 07, 2013

Government IT is no longer the realm of technology-minded types divorced from business and political reality. Cloud application platforms are becoming a tool of choice among government innovators who can marry forward-thinking systems change with financial savvy, as they offer fast implementation, h...

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Entering New Government Markets From
Strategy Through Execution ENTERING NEW GOVERNMENT MARKETS FROM STRATEGY THROUGH EXECUTION

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Jan 23, 2013

Successful business pipelines and growth plans are built on a strong foundation of knowledge about the market, customers, competitors,politics, value created and technology.When the resources and knowledge have been combined and organized against a pursuit schedule, you are ready to start chasing re...

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How to Improve Federal Student Aid and Increase College Access HOW TO IMPROVE FEDERAL STUDENT AID AND INCREASE COLLEGE ACCESS

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Jan 01, 2013

The need for higher education and training has never been so important to individuals and our economy as it is today. Yet, its affordability is seriously in question. College costs have skyrocketed as family incomes and state funding for public higher education have declined, leading millions to tak...

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REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS FOR THE ACQUISITION & DEVELOPMENT OF CITY -OWNED REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS FOR THE ACQUISITION & DEVELOPMENT OF CITY -OWNED

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Jul 31, 2012

One of the fastest growing cities in Wisconsin, located in the Greater Madison area in Dane County. Home of the Cannery Square downtown redevelopment project.

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Secure Remote Access for Government Teleworkers SECURE REMOTE ACCESS FOR GOVERNMENT TELEWORKERS

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Aug 25, 2011

The North American blizzard of 2010 included snowfall totals of 20–36 inches throughout the Washington D.C. region and closed the government for four days. It cost millions of dollars and served as the ideal use case to support the newly enacted Telework Enhancement Act of 2010, H.R.1722.

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Accounting Systems, Compliance and the Government Contractor ACCOUNTING SYSTEMS, COMPLIANCE AND THE GOVERNMENT CONTRACTOR

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Mar 31, 2010

Most firms are introduced to the issue of accounting system compliance in association with their first pre-award survey. Preaward surveys usually take place prior to award of the firm’s first large prime contract with the federal government. When the prospective contract will require cost-base...

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Leveraging FIDO Standards to Extend the PKI Security
Model in United States Government Agencies LEVERAGING FIDO STANDARDS TO EXTEND THE PKI SECURITY MODEL IN UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT AGENCIES

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Governments and businesses around the world are looking to enhance Public Key Infrastructure (PKI)-based authentication systems with complementary, comparable technologies such as those built around the FIDO Alliance specifications. This approach can extend the benefits of authentication rooted in p...

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US Surveillance Law, Safe Harbor, and Reforms Since 2013 US SURVEILLANCE LAW, SAFE HARBOR, AND REFORMS SINCE 2013

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This White Paper is a submission to the Belgian Privacy Authority for its December 18, 2015 Forum on “The Consequences of the Judgment in the Schrems Case.”2 The Forum discusses the decision by the European Court of Justice in Schrems v. Data Protection Commissioner3 that the EU/US Safe ...

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How Biased Are U.S. Government Forecasts of the
Federal Debt? HOW BIASED ARE U.S. GOVERNMENT FORECASTS OF THE FEDERAL DEBT?

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Abstract: Government debt and forecasts thereof attracted considerable attention during the recent financial crisis. The current paper analyzes potential biases in different U.S. government agencies’ one-year-ahead forecasts of U.S. gross federal debt over 1984—2012. Standard tests typic...

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PRINCIPLES FOR PROMOTING ACCESS TO
FEDERAL GOVERNMENT-SUPPORTED
SCIENTIFIC DATA AND RESEARCH FINDINGS
THROUGH INTERNATIONAL SCIENTIFIC
COOPERATION PRINCIPLES FOR PROMOTING ACCESS TO FEDERAL GOVERNMENT-SUPPORTED SCIENTIFIC DATA AND RESEARCH FINDINGS THROUGH INTERNATIONAL SCIENTIFIC COOPERATION

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The National Science and Technology Council (NSTC) is the principal means by which the Executive Branch coordinates science and technology policy across the diverse entities that make up the Federal research and development (R&D) enterprise. One of the NSTC’s primary objectives is establis...

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A Snapshot of Priority Technology Areas Across the Federal Government A SNAPSHOT OF PRIORITY TECHNOLOGY AREAS ACROSS THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT

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Manufacturing plays an outsized role in the U.S. economy: from the greatest economic multiplier of any other sector, to the creation of 4 additional jobs for every manufacturing job, it is clear that the manufacturing sector is a critical driver to our country’s prosperity and security. These ...

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Increasing State & Local Government Productivity With the Cloud INCREASING STATE & LOCAL GOVERNMENT PRODUCTIVITY WITH THE CLOUD

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Storing and accessing data and applications via the cloud provides state and local governments with an opportunity to dramatically increase productivity. As such, cloud adoption is increasing rapidly. While cloud-based computing, storage and applications are more common than they were just a few yea...

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2017 CIO Agenda: A Government Perspective 2017 CIO AGENDA: A GOVERNMENT PERSPECTIVE

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Results from the 2017 Gartner CIO Survey indicate government CIOs' business and technology priorities are poised to participate in a digital ecosystem of connected service networks. A focus on interoperability and an external orientation that embraces interdependence are critical to success.

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The Next Generation of IT Human Resource Systems for the Federal Government THE NEXT GENERATION OF IT HUMAN RESOURCE SYSTEMS FOR THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT

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We started our journey by imagining a simplified life for both federal employees and the HR professionals who serve them from job seeking to career development to retirement. We envisioned a circumstance whereby employees of the federal government could have one convenient access point to all of the...

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Introduction to TAA Compliance for Government IT Suppliers, Distributors, Resellers and Contractors INTRODUCTION TO TAA COMPLIANCE FOR GOVERNMENT IT SUPPLIERS, DISTRIBUTORS, RESELLERS AND CONTRACTORS

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If you supply products for GSA Schedules and other government contracts, those products must comply with the federal Trade Agreements Act (TAA).1 TAA requires that products originate from the United States or another approved country. Failure to comply with TAA can lead to bid award cancellation, mu...

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GOVERNMENT DELIVERS SIGNIFICANT CHANGES TO SUPERANNUATION IN ITS 2016-17 FEDERAL BUDGET GOVERNMENT DELIVERS SIGNIFICANT CHANGES TO SUPERANNUATION IN ITS 2016-17 FEDERAL BUDGET

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A reduction in concessional contribution caps, the lowering of the Division 293 tax threshold,capping tax-free assets in retirement and a non-concessional contributions cap of $100,000 p.a. starting 1 July 2017 are just some of the changes that were in the Budget announcements this year to impact su...

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Attracting & Hiring the Best & Brightest: Bridging Recruitment Gaps within the Federal Government. ATTRACTING & HIRING THE BEST & BRIGHTEST: BRIDGING RECRUITMENT GAPS WITHIN THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT.

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Recruiting the nation’s best and brightest into the US Federal Government is a mission-critical function of national security importance. In practice, the recruitment process is dysfunctional. It evidences silence, rigidity, isolation, and denial by all involved. The facts: Less than half of t...

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Government’s Role in Vulnerability Disclosure GOVERNMENT’S ROLE IN VULNERABILITY DISCLOSURE

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When government agencies discover or purchase zero day vulnerabilities, they confront a dilemma: should the government disclose such vulnerabilities, and thus allow them to be fixed, or should the government retain them for national security purposes? This is a difficult question because the governm...

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Best Practices for Effective Cloud Computing Services
Procurement within the Federal Government BEST PRACTICES FOR EFFECTIVE CLOUD COMPUTING SERVICES PROCUREMENT WITHIN THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT

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This paper provides public sector organizations guidance on addressing common challenges with cloud computing services procurement and will reflect alignment with the Federal Government’s “Cloud First” policy per the Federal Cloud Computing Strategy. Guidance presented in this docu...

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Optimizing the Data Center for Today’s Federal Government OPTIMIZING THE DATA CENTER FOR TODAY’S FEDERAL GOVERNMENT

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Faced with mandates, budgetary pressures, and mounting IT complexity, the federal government has launched a government-wide data center consolidation initiative. While data center initiatives can present change and sometimes significant risk, studies have shown that the potential for cost savings as...

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4th–Generation Wireless for THE UNITED STATES GOVERNME 4TH–GENERATION WIRELESS FOR THE UNITED STATES GOVERNME

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LGS Innovations, LLC solves complex networking and communications challenges facing the U.S. Federal Government. Building on its Bell Labs heritage, LGS delivers groundbreaking research and advanced networking and communications solutions that provide an information advantage and contribute to the m...

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Rugged Computing in Federal Government: More Important and More Useful than Ever RUGGED COMPUTING IN FEDERAL GOVERNMENT: MORE IMPORTANT AND MORE USEFUL THAN EVER

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Mobility continues to grow more important for federal agencies across the board. More agencies are opting for semi-rugged or ruggedized mobile devices for everyone from executives to field personnel. A recent Panasonic survey of federal users and contractors underscores the need for secure, progress...

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CLARITY IN THE CLOUD FOR FEDERAL GOVERNMENT CLARITY IN THE CLOUD FOR FEDERAL GOVERNMENT

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Cloud computing has become a valuable IT architecture for many federal government agencies, and there are numerous success stories for public, private and hybrid cloud deployments. To successfully implement cloud services, agencies must understand and address various issues that complicate both thei...

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Protecting Government Information While Reducing Complexity and Ongoing Cost PROTECTING GOVERNMENT INFORMATION WHILE REDUCING COMPLEXITY AND ONGOING COST

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While the timetable of migration has been slowed by security concerns, the U.S. Federal government remains dedicated to cloud computing and has identified several opportunities enabled by the technology. Specifically, cloud client-computing architectures have the potential to significantly enhance t...

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Secure mobile workspaces for government enterprises SECURE MOBILE WORKSPACES FOR GOVERNMENT ENTERPRISES

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Increasingly, federal, state, and local government workers are moving out from behind the desk whether it be to go across the street or across the country  making mobile workstyles a necessity instead of a luxury. Agencies that act to meet the growing demand for mobile workspaces and architect ...

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US Federal Infrastructure Policy US FEDERAL INFRASTRUCTURE POLICY

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In the United States, support for infrastructure construction and rehabilitation remains a rare area of bipartisan agreement. Federal policy continues to play a critical role in ensuring that our nation’s transportation, water, sanitation, energy, and civic infrastructure assets are well maint...

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Cloud Computing: Transforming the Government of Canada for the Digital Economy CLOUD COMPUTING: TRANSFORMING THE GOVERNMENT OF CANADA FOR THE DIGITAL ECONOMY

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As Canada’s national ICT business association, the Information Technology Association of Canada (ITAC) champions the development of a robust and sustainable digital economy in Canada. A vital connection between business and government, we provide our members with the advocacy, networking and p...

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Encouraging and Sustaining Innovation in Government ENCOURAGING AND SUSTAINING INNOVATION IN GOVERNMENT

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The Partnership for Public Service is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization that works to revitalize the federal government by inspiring a new generation to serve and by transforming the way government works. The Partnership teams up with federal agencies and other stakeholders to make our governmen...

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Federalism and the Federal Government FEDERALISM AND THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT

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The United States Constitution was adopted by those who were fearful of tyranny and mindful of the dangers posed by an all-powerful central government. Accordingly, the structure of the federal government, as defined in the Constitution, is one where enumerated powers are spread across three branche...

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State of Federal Information Technology STATE OF FEDERAL INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

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The State of Federal IT report represents more than six months of work by the Federal CIO Council (CIOC), in partnership with GSA’s Office of Government-wide Policy (OGP), to provide an independent, comprehensive analysis of the current Federal IT environment. The CIOC and OGP provided the cor...

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Government Continuity GOVERNMENT CONTINUITY

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Government continuity is the planning and management for sustaining services and communications by government entities during an emergency, event or incident. It allows a reaction to the situation and provides the necessary emergency response and recovery upon which constituents depend and expect. A...

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Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade DEPARTMENT OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS AND TRADE

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In 2016, the Australian Government instructed the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) to begin production of a Foreign Policy White Paper. It is to be the first such White Paper issued since 2013. Recognising that Australia’s external environment has changed significantly in the las...

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Federal Mobile Workplace Security FEDERAL MOBILE WORKPLACE SECURITY

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The Interagency Security Committee (ISC) was formed by Executive Order (E.O.) 12977 signed by President Bill Clinton in 1995 following the Oklahoma City bombing. This devastating event prompted the White House to establish a permanent body to address the continuing governmentwide physical security n...

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Key Dimensions and Processes in the U.S. Credit Reporting System: KEY DIMENSIONS AND PROCESSES IN THE U.S. CREDIT REPORTING SYSTEM:

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This paper describes the credit reporting infrastructure at the three largest nationwide consumer reporting agencies (NCRAs) Equifax Information Services LLC (Equifax), TransUnion LLC (TransUnion), and Experian Information Solutions Inc. (Experian) with a special focus on the infrastructure and proc...

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RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT TAX CREDIT RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT TAX CREDIT

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The purpose of this white paper is to help taxpayers obtain a better understanding of the Research and Development Tax Credit. The information covered in this document is based on our knowledge, experience, and expertise. The content is aimed at taxpayers who may be involved in qualified research ac...

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Implementing category management in the federal government IMPLEMENTING CATEGORY MANAGEMENT IN THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT

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The concept of strategic sourcing has existed within the federal government for more than a decade. However, category management extends beyond just the sourcing component of the acquisition process. Category management also takes into consideration factors such as total cost of ownership (TCO), sup...

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LOCAL GOVERNMENT REFORM, 2009 LOCAL GOVERNMENT REFORM, 2009

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The Draft White Paper on Local Government Reform signals an important pathway towards modernization and transformation of the Local Government system in Trinidad. Today, the Government of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago (GORTT) recognizes that the environment in which we operate is characterized...

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Agile for state government AGILE FOR STATE GOVERNMENT

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State agencies and their federal partners are rapidly moving away from “big-bang” software development projects, toward an incremental or modular approach. This is largely in response to the high number of failed IT projects, and increased public scrutiny around the associated costs of t...

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Benefits-funded IT modernization BENEFITS-FUNDED IT MODERNIZATION

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Today’s financial and budgetary pressures have pushed governments to explore new ways to generate revenues, increase collections and reduce costs without raising taxes. With government agencies frequently running aging legacy systems and outdated information technology (IT) infrastructure, tru...

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Simplifying Compliance with the U.S. Government Federal Identity Mandate SIMPLIFYING COMPLIANCE WITH THE U.S. GOVERNMENT FEDERAL IDENTITY MANDATE

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U.S. government agencies are faced with the difficult challenge of complying with evolving standards for secure and reliable forms of identification used by federal employees and contractors. These standards were initiated in August 2004 when President Bush ordered the Homeland Security Presidential...

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Applying Continuous Improvement in Government–Lean Leadership in Action APPLYING CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT IN GOVERNMENT–LEAN LEADERSHIP IN ACTION

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Perhaps more than with any public or private business entity, the task of improving quality and efficiency in the delivery of services by entities in the government sector is a highly variable and complex process. The sheer size and scope of government activities contribute to the challenge. Efforts...

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Dell state and local government solutions DELL STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT SOLUTIONS

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As a professional working in state and local government you are well aware of the role of technology in improving access and delivery of government services, cost-saving pportunities and efficient processes to drive innovation. With over 30 years of working closely with hundreds of customers just li...

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The Next Generation of Government Debt Collection Practices THE NEXT GENERATION OF GOVERNMENT DEBT COLLECTION PRACTICES

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As governments continue to face short-term and long-term financial burdens, improving collections can be an important part of the solution. Rapid technology advancements and ever-evolving best practices offer significant opportunities for governments to recover outstanding receivables more effective...

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The Case for Centralized Collections THE CASE FOR CENTRALIZED COLLECTIONS

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Challenging economic times have created increased expectations for enhanced revenue productivity from government debt receivables. Within this context, more and more governments are moving to centralize their collection function with positive results. Once a centralized collections environment is cr...

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Safeguarding Sensitive Data in State and Local Governments SAFEGUARDING SENSITIVE DATA IN STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS

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More than 94 million citizens’ records, under the care of government agencies, are estimated to have been lost or breached since 2009. The effects of this loss are profound. The average cost to the government of a data breach has been estimated at $5.5 million or $194 per individual record.2 I...

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A Review of Strategic Management in Local Government A REVIEW OF STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT IN LOCAL GOVERNMENT

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The increasing complexity of managing the local government sector is proving a challenge for managers and councillors all over Australia. Despite each council’s different objectives, managers and councillors are mandated to provide the products and services to create and support sustainable co...

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Meta-evaluation of the Local Government Modernisation Agenda: Progress Report on Service Improvement in Local Government META-EVALUATION OF THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT MODERNISATION AGENDA: PROGRESS REPORT ON SERVICE IMPROVEMENT IN LOCAL GOVERNMENT

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The 1998 and 2001 White Papers introduced more than 20 policies to modernise local government. These policies are collectively referred to as the Local Government Modernisation Agenda (LGMA). Many of these individual policies are the subject of large-scale evaluations charting progress since their i...

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Opportunities for innovation through local government procurement OPPORTUNITIES FOR INNOVATION THROUGH LOCAL GOVERNMENT PROCUREMENT

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In today’s economy, local authorities are being expected to do more with less. Tight financial constraints leave local authorities with a difficult balancing act between ensuring good quality public services and delivering efficiency gains. Public procurement can be a good way of achieving suc...

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A Smart Investment for Local Governments A SMART INVESTMENT FOR LOCAL GOVERNMENTS

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Government officials leading local governments have a fiduciary responsibility to protect the public funds of their citizens, to act in the best interest of their respective entities, to maintain the safety and an appropriate level of liquidity of these funds, and to attain competitive returns for t...

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AUSTRALIA’S FOREIGN AND TRADE POLICY AUSTRALIA’S FOREIGN AND TRADE POLICY

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Advancing the National Interest is the Government’s and Australia’s second foreign and trade policy White Paper. It is a comprehensive assessment of Australia’s place in the world and articulation of the Government’s strategies to protect and promote the security and prosperi...

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Government Cloud Computing: Planning for Innovation and Value GOVERNMENT CLOUD COMPUTING: PLANNING FOR INNOVATION AND VALUE

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Cloud computing marks an evolution in the deployment and management of information technology (IT). Cloud computing will reduce total cost of ownership (TCO) while increasing business agility, flexibility and service innovation. However, realizing the benefits of cloud computing involves dealing wit...

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How Biased Are U.S. Government Forecasts of the
Federal Debt? HOW BIASED ARE U.S. GOVERNMENT FORECASTS OF THE FEDERAL DEBT?

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Government debt and forecasts thereof attracted considerable attention during the recent financial crisis. The current paper analyzes potential biases in different U.S. government agencies’ one-year-ahead forecasts of U.S. gross federal debt over 1984—2012. Standard tests typically fail ...

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Federal Financial Support for Electricity Generation Technologies FEDERAL FINANCIAL SUPPORT FOR ELECTRICITY GENERATION TECHNOLOGIES

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In this report, we compile data from government and other sources on financial support offered to electricity generating technologies by the federal government for the years 2010, 2013, 2016, and 2019. We evaluate data across the reports for consistency and relevance to our goal of calculating a dol...

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Fiscal Year 2016 Federal Government Information Technology Priorities FISCAL YEAR 2016 FEDERAL GOVERNMENT INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY PRIORITIES

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With the Federal Government IT budget continuing to hover below $80 billion, this February, the president requested a 1.8 percent increase over the $78.3 billion agencies estimate they'll spend this fiscal year approximately a 10% percent increase over fiscal 2014 spending. At the same time the ...

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Strategy and Performance Management in the Government STRATEGY AND PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT IN THE GOVERNMENT

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Government organizations in the United States and around the world are placing greater emphasis on performance, particularly with regard to the expectations of their stakeholders and customers. While promoting accountability is an important motivation for this emphasis on performance, it is not the ...

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Achieving a Lean Government Workforce ACHIEVING A LEAN GOVERNMENT WORKFORCE

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More than ever, public sector leaders are recognizing the value of “lean.” Within state and local government organizations, using a lean approach to remove wasteful and insignificant parts of their processes allows them to focus on achieving operational efficiencies  which can drama...

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Digitising Local Government DIGITISING LOCAL GOVERNMENT

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Right now, a lot is being asked of local authorities. They must make substantial business efficiencies while, at the same time, having to take on new challenges, such as driving economic prosperity and integrating health and care. In order to achieve this, local authorities have been facing the need...

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Digital ID & Authentication for Citizen Engagement DIGITAL ID & AUTHENTICATION FOR CITIZEN ENGAGEMENT

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Created as a result of the federal government’s Task Force for the Payments System Review, the DIACC is a non-profit coalition of public and private sector leaders committed to developing a Canadian digital identification and authentication framework to enable Canada’s full and secure pa...

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LOCAL GOVERNMENT TRANSFORMATION AND MODERNIZATION 2013 LOCAL GOVERNMENT TRANSFORMATION AND MODERNIZATION 2013

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This draft White Paper is the report on the recommendations from public consultations on Local Government Modernization and Transformation. This is another testimony of the People’s Partnership administration’s commitment to people-centred development, the advancement of local democracy ...

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Using PMI Standards Framework to Improve U.S. Federal Government Capital Investment Outcomes USING PMI STANDARDS FRAMEWORK TO IMPROVE U.S. FEDERAL GOVERNMENT CAPITAL INVESTMENT OUTCOMES

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The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) news articles and reports continue to highlight problems with federal agencies’ acquisition of new systems or modification of existing systems. Often, in response to these reports, the U.S. Congress fine-tunes existing laws, the Office of Managem...

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A Survival Guide for Federal Records Management Compliance A SURVIVAL GUIDE FOR FEDERAL RECORDS MANAGEMENT COMPLIANCE

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This Solution Brief provides an overview for business decision makers in Federal Agencies that are charged with setting policy and supervising implementation for compliance with the Federal Capstone guidelines, and longer term mandates for all government records, as set forth by the National Archive...

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Enterprise Risk Management for the U.S. Federal Government ENTERPRISE RISK MANAGEMENT FOR THE U.S. FEDERAL GOVERNMENT

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The Chief Financial Officers Council (CFOC) and the Performance Improvement Council (PIC) release the Playbook: Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) for the U.S. Federal Government (Playbook). The Playbook guidance and accompanying appendices are tools designed to help government departments and agencie...

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A Primer on Meaningful Use Understanding the federal government’s EHR Incentive Program A PRIMER ON MEANINGFUL USE UNDERSTANDING THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT’S EHR INCENTIVE PROGRAM

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The U.S. government is paying eligible health care professionals to automate their medical practices. The Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Program  a product of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) passed in February 2009 earmarks several billion dollars for eligible profes...

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the Current Economic Situation and Immediate way Forward THE CURRENT ECONOMIC SITUATION AND IMMEDIATE WAY FORWARD

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The new Constitution of the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal has been promulgated by the historic Constituent Assembly as a result of the seven decades long struggle and sacrifice of the Nepali people. The Constitution, that was promulgated by the representative institution of the sovereign peop...

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Open Public Services OPEN PUBLIC SERVICES

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We believe that more open public services can benefit everybody in the UK and that finding ways to deliver better services for less money is a challenge that is common to all four nations of the UK. The scope of this paper is UK wide, but in devolved areas of policy it is for the devolved administra...

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Greening Government ICT GREENING GOVERNMENT ICT

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The UK public sector is under pressure to deliver better services for less cost, and to work more efficiently and productively. And it must do all that while reducing its impact on the environment, too. Sounds like a tall order, but cloud computing can provide foundation for realising all those obje...

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The Internet of Things: Shaping the Future of a Connected Government THE INTERNET OF THINGS: SHAPING THE FUTURE OF A CONNECTED GOVERNMENT

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Every day, we are adapting to a world in which virtually everything  from cellphones and cars to washing machines  is increasingly connected. No longer the stuff of science fiction, physical objects are connecting to networks, communicating with devices and sensors, and creating and sharin...

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Countering nation state cyber threats COUNTERING NATION STATE CYBER THREATS

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Federal government agencies are a prime target for cyber attacks due to the valuable data they store. Unlike financially oriented cyber crimes that are frequently carried out by the organized criminal underworld in the private sector, nation state attacks seek to steal information such as military o...

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Government Debt Collection Management and Performance GOVERNMENT DEBT COLLECTION MANAGEMENT AND PERFORMANCE

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All federal agencies are responsible for generating operational cost savings. To achieve more with less, CFOs must identify and analyze not only program costs but also public burden, tax receipt returns, and cross-program funding effects. To facilitate such efforts, the Office of Management and Budg...

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The Citizen View of the Digital Transformation of Government THE CITIZEN VIEW OF THE DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION OF GOVERNMENT

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Government has been looking for decades at how best to use digital - new platforms and services that are enabled through a mix of cloud computing, smarter devices and collaboration tools - to improve public services. It sought to resolve a lack of coherency in service delivery and make services more...

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NAVIGATING GOVERNMENT’S DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION NAVIGATING GOVERNMENT’S DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION

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Government IT is undergoing a fundamental transformation in how it operates, engages and serves citizens. There’s growing pressure on state and local CIOs at every level to use technology to deliver faster and better services, while also finding new efficiencies through automation and improved...

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Using Cloud Services to Advance Digital Transformation in Government USING CLOUD SERVICES TO ADVANCE DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION IN GOVERNMENT

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Government organizations are increasingly turning to the cloud to start or advance their digital transformation. Download this paper to learn how Microsoft Office 365 US Government, a sovereign cloud platform for U.S. government customers, can ease the digital transformation for organizations with a...

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SQL Server 2016: The Best Choice for the Government Enterprise SQL SERVER 2016: THE BEST CHOICE FOR THE GOVERNMENT ENTERPRISE

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Thanks to the emergence of the IoT and expanding user expectations, effective data management is perhaps the biggest challenge state and local government agencies face. As data volume grows, agencies must access data quickly without slowing down the network. Given the budget constraints that most go...

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OPTIMIZING GOVERNMENT Modernization in the Public Sector OPTIMIZING GOVERNMENT MODERNIZATION IN THE PUBLIC SECTOR

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The Public Policy Forum is an independent, not-for-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of government in Canada through enhanced dialogue among the public, private and voluntary sectors. The Forum’s members, drawn from business, federal, provincial and territorial governments...

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Digital government transformation DIGITAL GOVERNMENT TRANSFORMATION

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Adobe engaged Deloitte Access Economics to study the economic benefits of digitising customer transaction services for Australian federal and state government departments. Customer transaction services are a substantial area of interaction between citizens and the public sector, covering activities ...

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Designing social media policy for government. DESIGNING SOCIAL MEDIA POLICY FOR GOVERNMENT.

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Government agencies are increasingly looking to leverage social media to improve the quality of government services and enable greater citizen engagement. Publicly available social media sites, such as Facebook or Twitter, are providing governments with attractive options for meeting these new objec...

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VMware® View™ for Government-Agency Multilevel Secure (MLS) Desktops VMWARE® VIEW™ FOR GOVERNMENT-AGENCY MULTILEVEL SECURE (MLS) DESKTOPS

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Human lives depend on the multilevel secure (MLS) desktops used in government agencies. From fighter pilots and emergency responders who need clear communication based on real-time data, to homeland security professionals gathering and interpreting intelligence, to state department staff preparing s...

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Getting Secure in the Cloud GETTING SECURE IN THE CLOUD

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The landscape is improving for cloud computing initiatives and adoption by federal agencies, though security issues and concerns continue to cause hesitation for decision-makers, according to the Lockheed Martin Cyber Security Alliance survey on cloud computing and cyber security conducted by Market...

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Agile in the Federal Government: Scrum and Beyond AGILE IN THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT: SCRUM AND BEYOND

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The trend of increased Agile usage, including within the federal government, is undeniable and ongoing. The private sector has been at the forefront of Agile adoption. Here, competency with Agile has been adopted in a progressive manner, starting with technical teams and flowing down to the business...

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IPv6 Integration in Federal Government: Adopt a Phased
Approach for Minimal Disruption and Earlier Benefits IPV6 INTEGRATION IN FEDERAL GOVERNMENT: ADOPT A PHASED APPROACH FOR MINIMAL DISRUPTION AND EARLIER BENEFITS

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U.S. federal government agencies are required to integrate IPv6 into their network infrastructures, but the mandate does not define the required steps. The way an agency plans and executes the IPv6 integration will have long-lasting ramifications on agency operations, IT, and mission effectiveness.

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A NEW NETWORK ACQUISITION MODEL FOR THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT A NEW NETWORK ACQUISITION MODEL FOR THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT

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On one hand, the pressures to cut costs and operate more efficiently are as intense as ever. On the other, increasingly dynamic operational environments, both domestically and internationally, demand that agencies become more agile to achieve their missions. President Obama’s Fiscal Year 2015 ...

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Open Trust Frameworks for Open Government OPEN TRUST FRAMEWORKS FOR OPEN GOVERNMENT

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Open government requires a way for citizens to easily and safely engage with government websites. Open identity technologies specifically OpenID and Information Cards fit this bill. They make it easier and safer for citizens to register, login, and when necessary share personally identifiable inform...

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A Modern Corporate Tax A MODERN CORPORATE TAX

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THE CENTER FOR AMERICAN PROGRESS is a nonpartisan research and educational institute dedicated to promoting a strong, just and free America that ensures opportunity for all. We believe that Americans are bound together by a common commitment to these values and we aspire to ensure that our national ...

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Opening up the federal talent economy OPENING UP THE FEDERAL TALENT ECONOMY

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18F, the group within General Services Administration (GSA) that designs user-centric digital services, only represents 0.03% of the total federal information technology (IT) workforce but that may be enough for a team that can prototype a mobile feature in 29 minutes.1 The tech group’s succes...

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