Commander Eric Popiel

Friday, September 15th, 2017 - 15:10
How does the US Coast Guard use strategic foresight to inform decision making? What is the Evergreen process? How is the federal community sharing strategic foresight best practices? Join us as we these questions and more with Commander Eric Popiel, Program Manager for the US Coast Guard's Evergreen Program.
Radio show date: 
Mon, 01/22/2018
Intro text: 
Commander Eric Popiel

Enhancing Decision-Making: Helping the next administration make smart and timely decisions

Wednesday, April 20th, 2016 - 9:37
Wednesday, April 20, 2016 - 09:33
Blog Co-Author:  Alan Howze, Fellow For the duration of their time in office, the president and members of the administration will seek to make smart and timely decisions that advance a presidential agenda and respond to emerging challenges.

Enhancing the Government’s Decision-Making

Wednesday, April 20th, 2016 - 9:30
Incoming leaders in the White House and across federal agencies will be flooded with information, advice and suggestions for new programs and priorities. They will face an urgency to act, especially on presidential priorities and budget choices. Unrelenting demands will arise around important day-to-day decisions on personnel actions, contracting, grants and regulatory issues.

Patrick Lester

Tuesday, December 15th, 2015 - 12:59
Patrick Lester is the director of the Social Innovation Research Center (SIRC). The Social Innovation Research Center (SIRC) is a nonpartisan nonprofit research organization devoted to increasing the impact of nonprofits and public agencies in the field of human services. The center's work falls into three main categories: (1) reports and case studies on highly effective nonprofits and public agencies; (2) public policy analysis; and (3) coverage of major social innovation-related news based on interviews with leading experts, government officials, and front-line practitioners.

Announcing the IBM Center’s Visiting Fellow—Patrick Lester

Tuesday, December 15th, 2015 - 12:36
Tuesday, December 15, 2015 - 11:00
Over the past decade, the federal government has systematically increased the use of evidence-based, data-driven approaches in decision making, sometimes called “Moneyball for Government.”  These efforts embrace traditional fields such as program evaluation, but now include the use of open data, business analytics, and social and behavioral sciences for describing problems, predicting needs, and testing new approaches.  They also include improved policy tools for contracting, including “pay for success” initiatives such as social impact bonds and performance contracts, and tiered