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Deloitte Center for Government Insights

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Solving our country’s toughest challenges by engaging public officials and applying robust research and analysis.

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We believe in working alongside our government clients. We believe in being part of your mission, not detached from it. We’re in the trenches with you, we share your passion, and we’re just as invested in mission success as you are.

Some public sector challenges can’t be solved overnight, or with a straight-forward solution. Wicked problems require something more.

Our Center for Government Insights produces groundbreaking research to help government solve its most complex problems. Through publications, forums, and immersive workshops, we engage with public officials on a journey of positive transformation, crystallizing insights to help them understand trends, overcome constraints, and expand the limits of what is possible.

Armed with the right data, analysis, and research, we’re here to help solve your toughest challenges with you.

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Presidential transition: Translating lessons from mergers and acquisitions

The scale of a presidential transition is staggering. More than 4,000 political appointees will resign as of January 20, 2017. It’s a large-scale, critical, yet infrequently occurring event, so we turned to the commercial world for new insights on managing a presidential transition. CEO transitions in the private sector occur much more often than every four or eight years.

We interviewed experts who advise, facilitate, and manage M&A transactions and post-merger integration as well as with those who have advised or experienced presidential and other government transitions. We discovered some striking similarities. Civil servants, transition team participants, and incoming political appointees may benefit from the translation of important lessons from the hundreds of M&A transactions that have occurred.

Learn more on The presidential transition: Translating lessons from mergers and acquisitions.

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Nudging New Mexico: How smart analytics reduced fraud in unemployment

How can a benefits program combat small-scale fraud? Catching the little guy who “fibs” to collect a little more is rarely worth the effort. But by combing data with concepts from behavioral economics, administrators can use low cost “nudges” that induce more honest behavior at very little cost. Watch the video to learn how.