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The Data Smarts

The 2014 National Academy of Public Administration’s Annual Conference was a refreshing experience: a conference featuring high-level government leaders and everything discussed had a technology component. This tells me that government leaders at the top levels are starting to understand that technology is now underpinning all public sector work and creating a path to increased efficiency and effectiveness. Beth Cobert, deputy director for management at the […]

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Making Sure the DATA Act Actually Works

Now that the DATA Act has become a reality, the perspective has shifted to the daunting challenge of implementation, with stakeholders from across the public sector spectrum holding a keen interest in its success. There was a good deal of fruitful discussion in September: The administration published new open government initiatives as part of the […]

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