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Making Innovation Labs Work

Friday, November 13th, 2015 - 12:49
Friday, November 13, 2015 - 10:25
The White House recently released its final iteration of the Strategy for American Innovation – a set of policies and initiatives aiming to drive innovation and economic growth.  Among the suggested initiatives, Innovation Labs are slated to receive additional funding in the 2016 budget.  While Innovation Labs have the potential to create significant improvements for government, they have also received criticism for not meeting their goals.

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.

Managing the Government’s Executive Talent

Monday, October 19th, 2015 - 12:42
For the next administration, the management of the federal workforce—including executives—will be a critical factor in the president’s success. The president’s political appointees will work with members of the career Senior Executive Service (SES) to direct the work of agencies and departments.

Enterprise Government: How the Next Administration Can Better Serve Citizens (Part One)

Monday, October 5th, 2015 - 10:03
Monday, October 5, 2015 - 09:53
On September 16, the IBM Center for The Business of Government and the Partnership for Public Service co-hosted a Roundtable to discuss how agency leaders can coordinate and integrate activities to drive successful outcomes for the next Presidential term. An exceptional group of current and former senior officials from Administrations of both parties, leaders from Capitol Hill, as well as experts from academia and the private and non-profit sectors participated in a robust discussion.

The Business of Goverment Magazine Archives

Friday, April 17th, 2015 - 11:06
Published twice a year, the Business of Government magazine offers leadership profiles and fresh perspectives on government today.  View all of our previous magazine editions.  
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From Data to Decisions to Action— The Evolving Use of Data and Analytics in Government

Monday, April 13th, 2015 - 14:44
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Private sector companies have been analyzing data successfully for some time to gain a competitive edge, improve decision making, achieve better financial outcomes, and improve customer service. Now, government agencies, operating in a similarly data-intensive environment, are pressed to do the same.

From the Managing Editor's Desk

Monday, April 13th, 2015 - 14:10
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To complement these examples of leadership in action, I also highlight the practical, actionable research done by some of the most recognized and respected thought leaders in public management. It is the unique mission of this magazine, and the IBM Center for The Business of Government as a whole, to connect research to practice, merging real world experience with practical scholarship.

Celebrating and Elevating Senior Leaders as Key to a Successful Federal Workforce

Thursday, December 11th, 2014 - 16:23
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Thursday, December 11, 2014 - 15:07
This event, the first of its kind under the current Administration, brought together several thousand Federal leaders (primarily SES, but also other senior executive designations – this post will refer to the group as SES henceforth), joined by a cadre of supporters of good government.  The grand ballroom at the Hilton was full, and the mood was positive as the attendees listened to remarks from a variety of perspectives.  General reactions to the event from attendees that we spoke with were very favorable – we hope that meetings like this continue periodically, whether with the S

Rachel Burstein and Alissa Black

Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014 - 12:28
Rachel Burstein is Academic Director at Books@Work, a public humanities nonprofit organization.

Alissa Black

Tuesday, October 21st, 2014 - 14:17
Alissa Black is principal of investments at Omidyar Network. At the Omidyar Network, she is working to improve the relationship between citizens and government through driving sector-level change in government and the emerging civic technology ecosystem.
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