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Grant Reporting Fixes Require Collaboration and Action

Last February, I wrote a blog entry ( about how improving grants management has been an ongoing challenge for the federal government and grant recipients. Federal agencies, Congress, and the public all share an interest in improving the grants process that is used to distribute and measure progress on many hundreds of billions of dollars […]

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Robert Rolf

Health Care Code Renaissance

Co-written with Dr. Robert Haskey Since 1893, when a Frenchman developed a set of 179 codes to categorize causes of death, there has been a continuous effort to expand the list to an ever more granular set. The World Health Organization has been the primary author in modern times, with some modification in the United […]

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Data Analytics

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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