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Our Research Agenda: Seven Drivers Transforming Government

This year, the IBM Center for The Business of Government marks its twentieth year of connecting research to practice in helping to improve government. The IBM Center continues to execute on its ultimate mission: to assist public sector executives and managers in addressing real world problems with practical ideas and original thinking to improve government. Based on our recent research and perspectives shared by current and former government leaders, this special report identifies seven drivers for transforming government in the years to come.  They include: Insight, Agility, Effectiveness, Risk, People, Engagement, and Digital. Read the report.



Apply for a Research Stipend

The aim of the IBM Center is to tap into the best minds in academe and the nonprofit sector who can use rigorous public management research and analysis to produce reports with practical advice and insight for public sector executives and managers to improve the effectiveness of government. We are looking for very practical findings and recommendations - not just theory or concepts - in order to assist executives and managers to more effectively respond to mission and management challenges. Learn more or apply online.




Challenge Grant: The Government of the Future

The IBM Center for The Business of Government announced a Challenge Grant for essays envisioning the future of the structure and operations of government in the year 2040. The Challenge Grant will provide $2,500 for the winners of the competition to produce essays for publication. (Read our blog post that highlights this initiative and our 20th anniversary.)




Expert Insights: The Former Government Executives Council

The Former Government Executives Council provides insight and innovative ideas to improve government based on their past and extensive experience as senior officials at the Federal, State, and local levels. Learn more!

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Interviews with Leaders: The Business of Government Hour

Conversations with Leaders

Her Excellency Dr. Rauda El Saudi, Director General, Abu Dhabi’s Smart Solutions and Services Authority
Beth Angerman, Deputy Associate Administrator, Office of Shared Solutions and Performance Improvement, General Services Administration
Chris Piehota, Executive Assistant Director, FBI’s Science and Technology Branch

Twitter Insights

New report on the use of in government of pioneering federal CDOs. Provides a framework for how a new data le… https://t.co/Lv4JOXSf43
"CDOs: Change agents for data-driven government" - great article by on our latest report by Jan… https://t.co/hft0e2IhTP
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The Center in the News: Videos

Dan Chenok Video

 This video library provides perspectives on key government issues through appearances in a variety of media outlets.  Watch!

Executive Director's Corner

Cyber is increasingly viewed as a key component in enterprise risk management (ERM) frameworks. Our latest report addresses current and potential future organizational cybersecurity and risk management needs by creating a decision model that allows agencies to tailor approaches for particular cyber challenges.

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