OPTIMIZING GOVERNMENT Modernization in the Public Sector

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, the voluntary sector and organized labour, share a belief that an efficient and effective public service is important in ensuring Canada’s competitiveness abroad and quality of life at home.

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Gemeente Alkmaar

Alkmaar is een sterke stad in een grote regio. De gemeente Alkmaar hecht waarde aan ontwikkeling van Alkmaar als krachtige stad, waarin zichtbare resultaten worden geboekt en waarin iedereen ertoe doet. De burger staat centraal en de dienstverlening aan klanten vindt op een professionele, efficiënte en vlotte manier plaats. Dat vraagt om een goed gevoel voor samenhang en samenwerking. Integraliteit dus.

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U.S. Trade in Services: Trends and Policy Issues

whitePaper | January 22, 2020

Trade in “services” refers to a wide and growing range of economic activities. These activities include transport, tourism, financial services, use of intellectual property, telecommunications and information services, government services, maintenance, and other professional services from accounting to legal services. Compared to goods, the types and volume of services that can be traded are limited by factors such as the requirement for direct buyer-provider contact, and other unique characteristics such as the reusability of services (e.g., professional consulting) for which traditional value measures do not account. In addition to services as independent exports, manufactured and agricultural products incorporate and depend on services, such as research and development or shipping of intermediate or final goods. As services account for 71% of U.S. employment, U.S. trade in services, both services as exports and as inputs to other exported products, can have a broad impact across the U.S. economy.

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Delivering Government Solutions in the 21st Century Organization Design Principles and Recommendations

whitePaper | January 21, 2020

When America’s Founders wrote the Constitution, they laid out a clear vision for the United States Government: to establish justice, ensure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty. Moreover, they established Executive Branch organizations and structures to deliver on the Federal mission in ways appropriate to America’s needs at the time. Over successive generations, our Federal Government has evolved by expanding in scope and complexity to try to meet Americans’ needs. However, the organizational structures that underpin the Executive Branch have not always kept pace.

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National Cyber-Informed Engineering Strategy

whitePaper | June 15, 2022

In today’s increasingly interconnected world, America’s safety and well-being depend on cybersecurity. That’s why President Biden considers hardening the nation against cyberattacks a top priority for his administration—and one that has only grown in importance as the country embarks on the biggest buildout of critical infrastructure and manufacturing capacity in a generation. Each stage of the clean energy transformation that will bringwith it an opportunity and an imperative to further increase security, reliability, and resilience in American’s energy sector. The Cyber-Informed Engineering (CIE) Strategy shows us how we can seize the opportunity to address these challenges.

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2019 Report to Congress of the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission

whitePaper | November 14, 2019

Three significant anniversaries occurred in 2019. Seventy years ago, on October 1, 1949, Mao Zedong declared the founding of the People’s Republic of China and, as Chairman of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), was anointed the country’s paramount leader. Forty years ago, on January 1, 1979, the United States and the People’s Republic of China established diplomatic relations. And thirty years ago, on June 4, 1989, the leadership of the CCP, having declared martial law, sent troops to violently extinguish a peaceful protest, resulting in the Tiananmen Square massacre.

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2020 federal agenda

whitePaper | March 9, 2020

Our federal funding and policy priorities for the coming year reflect our public mission and our commitment to the public good, which are inextricably linked to the University’s historical partnership with the U.S. government. The federal government’s longstanding pledge to invest in research empowers the UW to bridge the gap between curiosity and research-driven discovery and is critical to the health and economic competitiveness of our nation. From regenerative medicine to cleanenergy technologies, new knowledge for a better world is the driving force behind what we do. Support from the federal establishment is critical to ensuring that our positive impact continues.

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FEDERAL HEALTH INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT STRATEGIC FRAMEWORK

whitePaper | March 25, 2020

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 enterprise. A primary objective of the NSTC is to ensure that science and technology policy decisions and programs are consistent with the President’s stated goals. The NSTC prepares research and development strategies that are coordinated across Federal agencies aimed at accomplishing multiple national goals.

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Gemeente Alkmaar

Alkmaar is een sterke stad in een grote regio. De gemeente Alkmaar hecht waarde aan ontwikkeling van Alkmaar als krachtige stad, waarin zichtbare resultaten worden geboekt en waarin iedereen ertoe doet. De burger staat centraal en de dienstverlening aan klanten vindt op een professionele, efficiënte en vlotte manier plaats. Dat vraagt om een goed gevoel voor samenhang en samenwerking. Integraliteit dus.

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