Getting it Done: A Guide for Government Executives

Tuesday, November 8th, 2016 - 15:24
Those new to government will find a world very different than their previous experience in other sectors. Those returning to government will find a far different government than the one they left. Both will find a large group of stakeholders, including members of the United States Congress, very interested in every action they take. In addition, you will face the challenge of managing large organizations. If cabinet departments were listed in the Fortune 500, they would occupy slots in the top 20.

The Future of Government Digital Services – Part II

Monday, October 24th, 2016 - 12:33
Monday, October 24, 2016 - 12:15
This post will build on an earlier post, which looked at the future of digital government, by including insights from the “Innovation in the Next Administration” event hosted by Georgetown’s McCourt School of Public Policy and the Beeck Center for Social Impact and Innovation on October 6th.

Establishing The Center’s Leadership Fellow

Wednesday, October 19th, 2016 - 13:25
Wednesday, October 19, 2016 - 13:21
Government leaders today have an opportunity to address serious public management issues that go to the core of effective governance and leadership, meeting seemingly intractable problems head-on.  Complex public sector challenges do not follow orderly and linear processes, and governments operate in an environment of limited resources while responsibilities seem to have increased (e.g., homeland security, home loan modifications, cybersecurity).

Mobile Solutions Can Drive Citizen Engagement for Government

Wednesday, October 5th, 2016 - 10:58
Wednesday, October 5, 2016 - 10:41
Lori Victor Feller, Mobile and Apple Partnership Leader, IBM Global Business Services, is the main blogger for this post.  

The Management Roadmap: How the Next Administration Can Hit the Ground Running from Day One

Tuesday, September 13th, 2016 - 11:54
Tuesday, September 13, 2016 - 11:43
On November 8, the President-elect will begin the next phase of the transition to power that culminates with Inauguration Day on January 20, 2017.  The next Administration will have a tremendous opportunity to drive change that improves mission performance across government, in ways that can positively impact millions of lives across the Nation across a broad range of mission areas – including health care for citizens, stewardship of natural resources, and delivery of benefits with financial integrity.

The IBM Center for The Business of Government

Monday, September 12th, 2016 - 20:17
The IBM Center for The Business of Government connects research to practice, applying scholarship to real world issues and decisions for government. The Center stimulates research and facilitates discussion of new approaches to improving the effectiveness of government at the federal, state, local, and international levels.

Making Government Work for the American People

Monday, September 12th, 2016 - 15:14
The success of an administration can rise—and fall—based on its competence in managing the government. As history demonstrates, strong management can enable rapid and positive results, while management mistakes can derail important policy initiatives, erode public trust and undermine confidence in the government.

“Actionable Cybersecurity” – A Key Strategy for Government and Industry CIOs

Thursday, September 8th, 2016 - 11:00
Thursday, September 8, 2016 - 10:45
Federal Chief Information Officers, like their private sector CIO counterparts, lead the integration of information technology and organizational strategy.  CIOs must balance the daily needs of operational IT across their enterprise with how IT can contribute to longer term mission goals, while at the same time overseeing policy and resources for IT in a challenging fiscal environment.  U.S.

Citizen Engagement in the Public Sector – How do you Define Value?

Wednesday, August 24th, 2016 - 10:03
Tuesday, August 23, 2016 - 13:15
Mark Fisk is the lead author for this article.  Mark is a Partner within IBM's Global Business Services division. Citizen Engagement #CitizenCentricGov I recently attended the Center for The Business of Government's CIO Leadership Forum and found myself coming out of the session trying to reconcile several different points of view presented on Citizen Engagement.

Encouraging and Sustaining Innovation in Government

Tuesday, August 16th, 2016 - 9:51
According to a 2015 survey by Pew Research Center, the public believes existing democratic institutions are failing. Just 20 percent say the federal government runs its programs well, and 59 percent say the government is in need of “very major reform”—up 22 points since 19971. With rates of trust in government at an all-time low, technology and innovation will be essential to achieve the next administration’s goals and to deliver services more effectively and effciently.