A New Fellow Joins The Center: John Pereira

Tuesday, March 20th, 2018 - 13:29
John will lead Center thought leadership activity focused on the intelligence enterprise in government, providing insights and recommendations that can help leaders across intelligence agencies improve program performance, effectiveness and efficiency in this critically important mission area. John also serves as Intelligence Industry Leader for Defense & Intelligence for IBM Global Business Services, Public Services Sector. We look forward to John sharing his contributions through the Center’s blogs, reports, and events.

Say Your Agency Gets Money to Modernize IT … What Do You Do Next?

Thursday, March 15th, 2018 - 11:05
Blog Co-Authors: Michael Preis, Vice President and Partner, IBM; Vladimr Shebalkin, Federal Migration Factory Services, IBM Global Business Services; and Mike Conger, U.S. Federal Team, IBM Global Business Services

A Roadmap for IT Modernization in Government

Thursday, March 15th, 2018 - 8:50
Professor Dawson’s recommended roadmap is based on research into past experiences in IT modernization at the Federal and State level, as well as in industry. He draws lessons from his research and extensive case interviews with Federal and State Chief Information Officers (CIOs). Using these lessons, the author frames impediments to modernization and risks for agencies that do not modernize, including continued cybersecurity weaknesses.

Agencies Reveal New Priority Goals in Budget

Friday, February 23rd, 2018 - 10:25
The GPRA Modernization Act requires agencies to develop a set of 3-5 two-year priority goals and the Trump Administration posted its first set of goals for major agencies on an updated performance.gov website at the same time the FY 2019 budget was released. But the goals didn’t get the same billing as the budget

The Future Has Begun! Using Artificial Intelligence to Transform Government

Tuesday, January 9th, 2018 - 12:09
Blog Co-Author: Claude Yusti, Partner, IBM Global Business Services Government agencies are being challenged to provide more and better services. At the same time, agencies face budget and resource constraints. Some organizations are looking at how to reinvent their programs for serving citizens. This environment places a premium on investigating and testing new approaches -- one of the most intriguing such approach involves the use of artificial intelligence, or AI.

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:

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
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Commander Eric Popiel

Competent Management: Getting the Basics Right

Wednesday, September 13th, 2017 - 11:11
A new article in the Harvard Business Review by a team of researchers led by Raffaella Sadun, Nicholas Bloom and John Van Reenen, have done just this, for private sector companies.  But their lessons apply in government as well, observing: “Core management practices can’t be taken for granted.

When Are Managers Willing to Take Risks?

Wednesday, September 6th, 2017 - 12:19
The common perception is that, as a group, federal managers tend to be risk adverse.  However, new research based on data from the annual federal employee viewpoint survey concludes that the answer is: it depends.  Managers in both high-performing and low-performing organizations tend to be risk takers.  They probably feel they have little to lose by trying something new.  In contrast, managers in stable, middle-of-the-road organizations tend to be risk adverse and do not want to rock the boat by taking risks.

Improving Federal Program Management & Acquisition: Adopting Industry Practices

Thursday, July 27th, 2017 - 10:26
The impetus for this event was the coalescing of the Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act in 2015, the Program Management Improvement and Accountability Act of 2016, and guidance from the executive branch, which have combined to drive changes that will affect contractors as well as the federal government.