DIGITAL GOVERNMENT STRATEGIES FOR TRANSFORMING PUBLIC SERVICES IN THE WELFARE AREAS

In July 2014, OECD member countries, through the OECD Council, formally adopted a Recommendation “that governments develop and implement digital government strategies” to assist and guide them to achieve that digital transformation. The Recommendation emphasises the crucial contribution of digital technologies as a strategic driver to create open, participatory and trustworthy public sectors, to improve social inclusiveness and government accountability, and to bring together government and non-government actors and develop innovative approaches to contribute to national development and long-term sustainable growth.

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City of Rock Island

The City of Rock Island is a full-service community located on the Mississippi River, approximately 175 miles west of Chicago. Rock Island is a major city in what is known as the Quad Cities, a region with a population approaching 400,000 that encompasses Rock Island, Moline, and East Moline, Illinois, and Davenport and Bettendorf, Iowa. According to the 2010 census, Rock Island’s population is 39,018.

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Reforming US Trade Policy for Shared Prosperity and the Planet

whitePaper | November 15, 2019

Trade was not such a controversial topic not so long ago. For most of the post-war era trade worked well for the US and for many other countries. A bipartisan consensus supported continuing trade liberalization as long as it was accompanied by full employment. However trade always had winners and losers as economies adjust to different costs of production among trading partners and over the last few decades the number of US workers losing from trade mounted and the losses spread across hard hit communities. For these and other reasons, trade has become so controversial that it is now a key pivot point in politics and elections in the US.

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Cross Government AI Adoption Review: Final Report

whitePaper | December 2, 2019

The Autumn 2018 Budget commits HM Government to review how it can use Artificial Intelligence (AI), automation and data in new ways to drive public sector productivity and wider economic benefits.

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Securing Defense-Critical Supply Chains

whitePaper | February 24, 2022

The Department of Defense (DoD) is aligning its priorities and capabilities to enhance our readiness. By modernizing our approach to supply chain resilience, DoD can deliver decisive advantages to our Warfighters in a dynamic threat landscape. In an effort to improve supply chain resilience and protect against material shortages, President Joseph R. Biden Jr. signed Executive Order (E.O.) 14017, America's Supply Chains. In response to the EO, this report provides DoD's assessment of defense critical supply chains in order to improve our capacity to defend the Nation.

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2020 Global & Regional Corporate Governance Trends

whitePaper | January 11, 2020

For the first time, in 2020, we see the focus on the “E” and the “S” of environment, social and governance (ESG) as the leading trend globally, including in the United States, where it traditionally has not received as much attention by boards. Indeed, many of the key global trends for 2020, such as board oversight of human capital management (HCM), can be seen as subsets of ESG.

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Key tips to safeguard your government department

whitePaper | April 28, 2022

The Wall Street Journal called the hybrid workplace a “Cybersecurity Nightmare,” and characterized it as “a hacker’s dream—a constantly changing mix of office and remote workers, devices that move in and out of the company networks, and security staffs stretched thin.” The Wall Street Journal also briefly called out how organizations gain control over this environment – with strong identity-centric security and zero trust.

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UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT WOMEN, PEACE, AND SECURITY CONGRESSIONAL REPORT

whitePaper | July 18, 2022

The world is more peaceful, safe, and prosperous when the human rights of women are respected and they can fully participate in economic, social, and political life. But we know the enduring challenges of fulfilling that promise. A defining competition between democracies and autocracies. The COVID-19 pandemic. The climate crisis. Mass migration and displacement. The denial of education and sexual violence against women and girls across the world. No matter what global crisis unfolds—women and girls are disproportionately impacted, and that makes the world less stable.

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City of Rock Island

The City of Rock Island is a full-service community located on the Mississippi River, approximately 175 miles west of Chicago. Rock Island is a major city in what is known as the Quad Cities, a region with a population approaching 400,000 that encompasses Rock Island, Moline, and East Moline, Illinois, and Davenport and Bettendorf, Iowa. According to the 2010 census, Rock Island’s population is 39,018.

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