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Drivers Transforming Government: Effectiveness

Monday, November 20th, 2017 - 11:08
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 third in a series of excerpts from each of the seven essays.

Energy Efficiency vs. Sustainability

Thursday, May 25th, 2017 - 11:54
With the end of the national energy shortage, efficiency efforts were ultimately re-cast and broadened to become “sustainability” initiatives. Will energy efficiency continue to be a federal priority in coming years?

Managing the Business of Government: Insights from Paul Bartley, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Program Support, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Monday, July 18th, 2016 - 8:58
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Government agencies need help. With tightening budgets, agency leaders must make difficult resource decisions that go to the heart of mission effectiveness. For over 20 years, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Program Support Center (PSC) has sought to provide value-added services that support federal agencies’ business operations so these agencies can focus on their core missions.

Governing around the Globe—Expanding the Center’s Reach to Help Connect Leaders and Promote Excellence

Monday, October 26th, 2015 - 14:39
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Increasingly, governments around the world are asking questions about government efficiency and effectiveness that are similar to those that have engaged the Center with U.S. government leaders for nearly two decades. These questions include how the public sector can best manage to achieve outcomes given limited resources; how government can leverage innovation, social media, and open data to improve services; and what leaders can do to inspire agencies and stakeholders to perform well for their citizens. The U.S.

Call for Research Proposals 2015-2016

Monday, August 24th, 2015 - 11:34
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The IBM Center for The Business of Government connects research to practice, merging real world experience with practical scholarship. The intent is to spark the imagination—crafting new ways of thinking about government by identifying trends, new ideas, and best practices in public management that can help government executives respond more effectively to their mission and management priorities. More than two years ago, the IBM Center for The Business of Government put forward a research agenda that identified six trends driving change in government:

Government Transformation: Looking Back, Looking Forward

Monday, April 13th, 2015 - 14:00
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This agenda focuses on six trends driving change in government that address many of the pressing challenges government executives face in their efforts to transform government operations and enhance services: Performance Risk Innovation Mission support Efficiency Leadership Since we launched this agenda, many IBM reports from leading researchers have examined these issues from varying perspectives. I’ve highlighted a handful of key lessons learned from this research that have made a real impact on government:

Strategies to Manage Well Given Scarce Resources

Thursday, July 24th, 2014 - 10:02
The Center has published a variety of reports and related materials that provide ways for government to succeed in the face of constraints. Accordingly, we have brought key findings on this topic together in this compilation, found in the upper left-hand portion of the page, or as individual articles:

New Research Report Recipients

Tuesday, July 15th, 2014 - 13:22
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Tuesday, July 15, 2014 - 13:06
We are pleased to announce our latest round of awards for new reports on key public sector challenges, which respond to priorities identified in the Center's long-term research agenda, see businessofgovernment.org/content/research-stipends. We expect the following reports to be published in early 2015.  Details of each report are included in the below short summaries.  

Leadership in Action - The Business of Government Magazine Spring 2014

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014 - 21:13
Tuesday, April 22, 2014 - 20:07
In meeting varied missions, government executives confront significant challenges. Responding properly to them must be guided and informed by the harsh fiscal and budgetary realities of the day. It can no longer be simply a wishful platitude that government do more with less. Leaders need to change the way government does business to make smarter use of increasingly limited resources—leveraging technology and innovation to be more efficient, effective, anticipatory, adaptive, and evidence-based in delivering missions and securing the public trust.

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