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Forthcoming Research Reports

Friday, July 21st, 2017 - 10:41
We are pleased to announce our forthcoming reports on key public sector challenges, which respond to priorities identified in the Center's research agenda. Our content is intended to stimulate and accelerate the production of practical research that benefits public sector leaders and managers. We expect the following reports to be published in 2018. Short summaries of each report follow. Attributes of Effective Program Management by Janet Weiss, University of Michigan

How to Avoid Four Fatal Flaws When Designing Your Government Performance Management System

Monday, July 17th, 2017 - 14:44
Most “Government Performance Management Systems” suffer from serious conceptual flaws that have regularly proven to be fatal. For example, often there are no consequences for “good” or “bad” performance in government. Thus, even a good performance measurement system is a waste of time.  In addition, performance measurement systems in government lack: (a) upfront prioritization of goals and objectives; (b) upfront agreement on how to judge deviation from targets; and (c) focus on the whole of organization. * * * * *

Former Government Executives Council

Wednesday, July 12th, 2017 - 21:13
The Former Government Executives Council provides insight and innovative ideas for public sector improvement, based on the collective experience of experts from across IBM who previously served as executives in Federal, State, or local government. Council members provide independent thought leadership that draws on lessons learned and effective practice developed during their careers in government. Members include:

Indian Government Reform Priorities: Lessons for the U.S.

Thursday, June 8th, 2017 - 10:13
I was in India recently, along with IBM Center Executive Director Dan Chenok, to participate in a forum entitled “The Business of Government: Learnings from Global Experiences,” which was co-sponsored by the IBM Center for The Business of Government along with the National Institution for Transforming India, the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry, and the Indian School of Business. The goal was to discuss best practices in effective service delivery and governance, and how thought leadership from academia and business might support the Indian government going forward.

Weekly Roundup: April 17-21, 2017

Saturday, April 22nd, 2017 - 14:32
  John Kamensky

Transforming Government Through Technology

Sunday, March 26th, 2017 - 13:30
The federal government can reduce costs while improving services by adapting private sector cost reduction strategies and technologies to achieve similar benefits in government. This objective is highlighted by a recent report, led by the Technology CEO Council (TCC), in which the IBM Center for The Business of Government participated. In “The Government We Need,” TCC members detail how, if implemented effectively, technology-based reforms could reduce federal costs by more than $1 trillion over the next decade.

Investing in Technology Can Enable Government to Transform Service Delivery and Reduce Costs

Tuesday, March 14th, 2017 - 12:12
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Blog Contributing Author:  Haynes Cooney, Senior Managing Consultant, IBM This week, the Office of Management and Budget will release its initial budget request to Congress for FY 2018 – following the general timeline that is customary with a change in Administration.  The initial request will be followed by a more detailed presentation to the Congress later this spring. 

Government Performance Management Systems: Case Studies From South Asia

Monday, March 13th, 2017 - 14:18
Partial approaches are akin to arranging chairs on the deck of the Titanic. In a dysfunctional system, looking for pockets of excellence is a futile exercise. In many cases, you can get temporary results by focusing on some part of the organization or even some government departments, but you can be sure, just like a waterbed, that the inefficiency has travelled to another part that is currently not under scrutiny. Therefore, I have long argued that governments must have an integrated performance measurement system.

In Praise of Public Servants

Friday, February 10th, 2017 - 10:01
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Friday, February 10, 2017 - 08:21
This week, FCW announced the list of winners of the 2017 Federal 100 Awards. For nearly three decades, the Fed 100 has recognized many impactful leaders who made a significant impact in federal IT during the previous year – the list highlights change agents in and with government who make a difference in how IT can drive mission performance and operational efficiency.

Weekly Roundup: January 23-27, 2017

Friday, January 27th, 2017 - 12:12
Friday, January 27, 2017 - 10:46
Michael Keegan