The Massachusetts District Attorneys’ White Paper On Public Safety and Criminal Justice Policy

In the last ten years, we have overseen the prosecution of three million criminal cases in the courts of the Commonwealth. It is fitting, at this turn of a new decade, that we tell the public where we stand on the issues, especially those that are the subject of pending legislation and where the legislative and executive branches have solicited our views. We proffer this white paper outlining our recommendations for systemic improvements to the Commonwealth’s criminal justice system. Almost ninety years ago the Supreme Judicial Court commented on the powers vested in us by the laws of the Commonwealth:

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Queensland Audit Office

The Queensland Audit Office, led by the Auditor-General, is the independent auditor of the Queensland public sector. We conduct financial audits and performance audits to provide public confidence in the reliability of public sector entity financial statements and operating performance. These audits result in reports to parliament, and provide recommendations to entities on how they can improve the efficiency and effectiveness of public services.

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The Impact of the Trump Labor Market on Historically Disadvantaged Americans

whitePaper | December 19, 2019

The U.S. labor market is the strongest it has been in the last half century, as shown by economic data across various metrics. This is partly attributable to President Trump’s progrowth economic policies, the results of which are disproportionately benefiting Americans who were previously left behind. The Administration’s policies are boosting labor demand and lowering structural barriers to entering the labor market. This report provides evidence that this labor market has contributed to reduced inequality through an economic boom that is greatly benefiting historically disadvantaged groups. These groups are becoming more and more self-reliant through their economic activity, rather than remaining inactive in the labor market to qualify for means-tested government programs.

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Customer Chronicles — Securing State and Local Government Agencies with Strong MFA

whitePaper | February 3, 2020

Protecting sensitive data and maintaining cybersecurity hygiene are top concerns for security professionals and CISOs from state and local government agencies. Government networks contain sensitive data such as social security numbers, voter registration, medical records, bank account and credit card numbers of millions of people and businesses, which can make them an attractive target for bad actors. With the increasing sophistication of cyberattacks and the lack of resources at their disposal, the IT departments across these agencies are looking for a solution that enables them to do more with less. We built Duo to be a simple, affordable and secure solution to help government agencies – and organizations of all sizes – solve to these problems.

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IT Modernization

whitePaper | January 28, 2022

Goals and processes for improving existing technology infrastructure and avoiding the risks associated with outdated systems: a roadmap for IT Modernization within the Federal Government

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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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Workday Government Cloud and Zero Trust

whitePaper | March 24, 2023

Workday Government Cloud offers U.S. federal agencies a world-class portfolio of financial management and human capital management cloud applications running in an environment with a FedRAMP Moderate authorization. Workday Government Cloud enables organizations to effectively and securely manage their demanding workforce, finance, and mission processes while helping to meet new Zero Trust Architecture (ZTA) strategy mandates

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How Do Sovereign Wealth Funds Invest? With Strategic Diversification

whitePaper | April 30, 2022

Sovereign Wealth Funds (SWFs) remain a prominent and diverse group of global asset owners. They represent unencumbered fiscal resources of the host governments, invested under a range of different mandates. In this study, we considered 34 of the largest SWFs, located in 26 different jurisdictions, which as of year-end 2020, have total assets of almost $8.5 trillion, representing 5% of total global markets.2 Between 2018 and 2020, total SWF assets under management (AUM) grew by an annualized 11.3%, as compared to 5.5% over the previous time period (Figure 1). We find that the acceleration in AUM growth is largely a function of market gains due to the post-2018 drawdown in equities. However, we estimate that organic inflows into global SWF holdings are roughly in line with the mid-single digits during the 2014–2018 time period.

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Queensland Audit Office

The Queensland Audit Office, led by the Auditor-General, is the independent auditor of the Queensland public sector. We conduct financial audits and performance audits to provide public confidence in the reliability of public sector entity financial statements and operating performance. These audits result in reports to parliament, and provide recommendations to entities on how they can improve the efficiency and effectiveness of public services.

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