Transforming Government Through Technology with Dan Chenok and Haynes Cooney

Friday, November 3rd, 2017 - 12:34
Transforming Government Through Technology with Dan Chenok and Haynes Cooney. How can technology transform the way government does business? How can the federal government reduce costs and improve services by adapting private sector cost reduction strategies and technologies? What are those specific cost reduction strategies? Join us as we explore these questions and more.
Radio show date: 
Mon, 11/06/2017
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Transforming Government Through Technology with Dan Chenok and Haynes Cooney

Seven Drivers of Government Transformation: The Center Looks Ahead

Wednesday, November 1st, 2017 - 11:02
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:

How to Foster Innovation in Government Management Systems

Wednesday, October 25th, 2017 - 14:05
Little wonder therefore that governments around the world want to be seen promoting innovation. However, based on my experience, government efforts in this area can be divided into two broad categories: Most of the governmental resources (money and time) are used for promoting innovation by non-government actors, and only a small amount is allocated for the innovation programs meant to encourage management innovation within the government itself.

Immersive Technology for Government: Part 1 - Virtual Reality

Monday, September 18th, 2017 - 14:05
While training is a valuable application for this technology, it is not the only one. There are a number of other opportunities to drive mission results using immersive technologies, including augmented reality. While virtual and augmented reality have been used interchangeably at times, these are two different experiences under the same umbrella of immersive technology. Virtual reality is a fully immersive, computer-generated simulation, which includes visual and auditory inputs. With virtual reality the user is taken out of their real environment.

A New Avenue of Expert Insight: The Former Government Executives Council

Monday, August 7th, 2017 - 13:59
Members of the FEGC offer innovative ideas to improve government based on their past and extensive experience as senior officials at the Federal, State, and local levels. They provide thought leadership that draws on lessons learned and effective practice developed during their careers in government.

How Can Blockchain Technology Help Government Drive Economic Activity?

Tuesday, August 1st, 2017 - 10:56
Post 1 (of 3):  A Blueprint Discussion on Identity By Guest Bloggers: Thomas Hardjono, MIT and Pete Teigen, IBM The blockchain transformation of the economy will require agreements on standards and processes across institutions around the world, as well as major social, legal and political change. -WSJ [1] Transformative scenarios, such as large-scale public identity systems, will deliver enormous value. -HBR [2]

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.

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 these reports to be published in 2018. Short summaries of each report are included.

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. * * * * *