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6 hrs ago | ABC News

Forestry industry calls for assurance CSIRO forestry scientists will be retained

The forestry industry is lobbying the Federal Government and the CSIRO to retain its forestry scientists and invest in the sector.

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Related Topix: Consulting, McKinsey, Agriculture, Science

21 hrs ago | Insurance Journal West

Arthur J. Gallagher Names Jain Chief Service Officer

Illinois-based global insurance broker Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. reported that Vishal Jain, who currently oversees the company's service center operations, has been appointed chief service officer.

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Related Topix: Arthur JGallagher , Insurance, Financial Services

Sat Jul 26, 2014

The Baltimore Sun

Questions raised about transparency on Social Security computer system

Two weeks after the Social Security Administration received a report criticizing management for a dysfunctional, $300 million computer system, agency officials provided only a cursory summary of the findings at a meeting of a committee overseeing the project, documents obtained by The Baltimore Sun show.

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Related Topix: Social Security, Personal Finance, McKinsey, Consulting

Fri Jul 25, 2014

Government Technology

Socrata's Open Data Network: A Hub to Connect the...

From left, San Francisco Chief Data Officer Joy Bonaguro talks about smart cities next to Socrata Director of Open Data Ian Kalin.

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Related Topix: Santa Clara County, CA, Palo Alto, CA, McKinsey, Consulting, San Francisco County, CA, San Francisco, CA

Thu Jul 24, 2014

Federal Computer Week

A $300 million IT flop

Six years and nearly $300 million later, the Social Security Administration has decided to press "reset" on its project to improve the claim processing system.

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Related Topix: Consulting, McKinsey

Iol.co.za

Nigeria may move into world top 20

Nigeria has the potential to be one of the world's top 20 economies by 2030 with a consumer base exceeding the current populations of France and Germany, according to McKinsey & Co.

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Related Topix: Consulting, McKinsey

Wed Jul 23, 2014

Schools Matter

Why Rhonda's and Lili's Resignations Are More Important Than Arne's

As Weingarten was about to be re-appointed by Saddam proportions at the recent coronation exercises in Los Angeles, the biggest diversion of the week grew from whether Rhonda would call for Arne's resignation.

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The Town Talk

Social Security spent $300 million on 'IT boondoggle'

Six years ago, the Social Security Administration embarked on an aggressive plan to replace outdated computer systems overwhelmed by a growing flood of disability claims.

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Related Topix: Social Security, Personal Finance, McKinsey, Consulting, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Darrell Issa, Representative Jim Jordan, Representative James Lankford

Washington Examiner

Gummit don't do IT good, here and elsewhere

Government don't do IT good. Not just here in the United States, but in Britain, as this Telegraph blogpost argues.

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Related Topix: Consulting, McKinsey, Personal Finance, Social Security

Hispanic Business

Rocky Mountain Institute Strengthens Executive Bench With Strategic Senior Hires

Each with two to three decades of strategic leadership, these new appointments represent an infusion of substantial experience and thought leadership to help RMI overcome the global energy challenges it has sought to solve for the past 32 years.

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Related Topix: Consulting, McKinsey

The Rye Daily Voice

Happy Birthday To Rye's Ajit Jain

He graduated in 1972 from the Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur with a bachelor's degree in engineering.

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Related Topix: World News, India, McKinsey, Consulting

Mon Jul 21, 2014

Modern Healthcare

Providers, insurers grapple with narrow-network backlash

Narrow networks are a reality of the new health insurance landscape. Nearly half of all insurance plans sold on the public exchanges in 2014 were narrow network plans, defined as those with less than 70% of area hospitals included, according to an analysis by the research firm McKinsey & Company.... For the best experience of ModernHealthcare.com ... (more)

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Related Topix: Health Insurance, Health

Tech Review

Can Technology Fix Medicine?

After decades as a technological laggard, medicine has entered its data age. Mobile technologies, sensors, genome sequencing, and advances in analytic software now make it possible to capture vast amounts of information about our individual makeup and the environment around us.

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Related Topix: Medicine, UC San Francisco, Genetics

Fri Jul 18, 2014

Environmental Leader

How to Create Successful Sustainability Partnerships

As businesses are increasingly expected to work with other organizations to resolve environmental and social problems, there are proven ways to make those alliances successful, according to research conducted by McKinsey & Company .

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Related Topix: Consulting, McKinsey

Forbes.com

Can Morocco Become A Global Aeronautics Player?

In 2005, McKinsey & Co, the global consulting company, conducted at the request of the Moroccan Government a report on the country's economic strategy and drafted a comprehensive industrial program known as "Emergence".

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Related Topix: McKinsey, Consulting, Industrial, Business News

MarketWatch

Ex-Obama aide latest to head for Wall Street

Politico reported Thursday morning that J.P. Morgan Chase is hiring Diana Farrell, the former deputy director of the White House's National Economic Council, to run the new JPMorgan Chase Institute.

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Related Topix: Banking, JP Morgan Chase , McKinsey, Consulting

Thu Jul 17, 2014

Pharmaceutical Engineering

ISPE Announces Quality Metrics Pilot Launch

At the 3rd annual ISPE-FDA CGMP Conference, ISPE announced the official launch of its Metrics Pilot Program.

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Related Topix: McKinsey, Consulting

Wall Street Journal

Ignoring the Facts on Corporate Inversions

'I never let the existence of facts cloud my judgment." This comment was made to me years ago by a colleague at McKinsey & Company during a debate where his facts were wrong, but his opinion firm.

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VentureBeat

McKinsey vets launch PolicyGenius to make insurance shopping less terrible

Check out this article! http://venturebeat.com/2014/07/17/mckinsey-vets-launch-policygenius-to-make-insurance-shopping-less-terrible/ Both former McKinsey & Co.

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Related Topix: McKinsey, Consulting

Wed Jul 16, 2014

NACD

Directorship Magazine

A perspective on the sometimes errant consequences of global business from 14th-century problems to a likely solution in the form of Sam Palmisano's Center for Global Enterprise.

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