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Weekly Roundup: November 13 - November 17, 2017

Friday, November 17th, 2017 - 15:25
Michael J. Keegan VA needs money fast for health record program. Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin is ready to sign a contract with electronic health records firm Cerner to replace the agency's aging, homegrown Vista system. But to get moving on the deal quickly, VA needs to move some money around. The department wants to move fast, with an initial rollout of the new system planned for 18 months after the contract is signed.

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Drivers Transforming Government: Agility

Tuesday, November 14th, 2017 - 11:05
Note:  The IBM Center recently released Seven Drivers Transforming Government, a series of essays exploring key drivers of change in government. It is based on our research and numerous insights shared by current and former government officials.  This blog is the second in a series of excerpts from each of the seven essays.

Weekly Roundup: November 6 – November 10, 2017

Friday, November 10th, 2017 - 18:40
John Kamensky

Seven Drivers of Government Transformation: The Center Looks Ahead

Wednesday, November 1st, 2017 - 11:02
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In 2018, 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.

Seven Drivers Transforming Government

Wednesday, November 1st, 2017 - 10:26
The Center supports leading researchers to identify trends, new ideas, and best practices—crafting actionable approaches that support government decision-makers in addressing mission delivery and management challenges, through strategies and actions that promote efficiency and effectiveness. 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:

Creating IT Start-Ups in Government

Wednesday, May 31st, 2017 - 9:13
The current White House leaders of these offices have also inherited a capacity first created in the prior Administration that can turn the good ideas of these two offices in to action – the U.S.

Digital Service Teams: Challenges and Recommendations for Government

Wednesday, May 31st, 2017 - 8:52
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The British government successfully pioneered the use of a national, semi-independent “surge team” to tackle large-scale technology-driven challenges facing it. The U.S. federal government adapted this approach to improve the success of its own operations in 2014, titling its top-level team as the “U.S. Digital Service.”  It then created a small internal software development and service organization, dubbed “18F,” to support both USDS and individual agencies.  And individual agencies are creating their own internal digital service teams, as well.

Creating a Dynamic and Agile IT Enterprise: Insights from Dr. David Bray, Chief Information Officer, Federal Communications Commission

Monday, July 18th, 2016 - 8:57
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Dr. David Bray, FCC’s Chief Information Officer, orchestrated this transformation. He understood that making this IT vision into a reality would require introducing a myriad of challenges to how the FCC managed its IT systems and services. It would also involve affecting broader cultural change across the agency’s 18 different bureaus and offices. Most importantly, Bray recognized that the resources IT spent on maintaining existing systems were unsustainable and unacceptable for an organization that was supposed to be at the forefront of 21st century communications technology.

Weekly Roundup: Week of April 25-29, 2016

Friday, April 29th, 2016 - 16:43
Friday, April 29, 2016 - 16:38
John Kamensky
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