Innovation

 

Innovation

Tiered Evidence Grants - An Assessment of the Education Innovation and Research Program

Tuesday, July 11th, 2017 - 9:13
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Early-stage innovations receive smaller grants; mid-level programs with promising evidence receive larger grants; and initiatives with substantial evidence of success in multiple settings are expanded nationally and receive the largest grants.

Weekly Roundup: June 26-30, 2017

Friday, June 30th, 2017 - 13:44
John Kamensky Restored Faith.  FedScoop reports on comments by Cong. Gerry Connelly at a conference, noting: “With agencies now required to report their spending data in compliance with the Digital Accountability and Transparency Act, it’s a chance for the federal government to earn some trust from the American people.”

Digital Service Teams: Challenges and Recommendations for Government

Wednesday, May 31st, 2017 - 8:52
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The British government successfully pioneered the use of a national, semi-independent “surge team” to tackle large-scale technology-driven challenges facing it. The U.S. federal government adapted this approach to improve the success of its own operations in 2014, titling its top-level team as the “U.S. Digital Service.”  It then created a small internal software development and service organization, dubbed “18F,” to support both USDS and individual agencies.  And individual agencies are creating their own internal digital service teams, as well.

Weekly Roundup: March 27 – April 7, 2017

Friday, April 7th, 2017 - 13:15
John Kamensky Warner Letter re: DATA Act. Federal News Radio reports: “Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.) sent letters to 24 chief financial officer agencies on Friday, urging leadership to “prioritize efforts” to comply with the Digital Accountability and Transparency (DATA) Act. . . . Warner, an original backer of the DATA Act, asked five questions to agency leaders about their progress toward the May 2017 implementation deadline.”

Blockchain for Government

Monday, March 27th, 2017 - 6:45
Simply put, Blockchain is a type of distributed ledger that can be likened to bookkeeping, where transactions are recorded as “blocks” and any modifications or related transactions are also recorded and linked creating a connected “chain”. This provides a unique opportunity to address pressing issues government organizations face, such as transparency, fraud detection, and efficient and improved services. Transparency

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.

Weekly Roundup for March 20-24, 2017

Friday, March 24th, 2017 - 12:40
John Kamensky

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. 

Weekly Roundup for March 6-10, 2017

Friday, March 10th, 2017 - 11:38
John Kamensky

Call for Research Report Proposals 2017

Wednesday, March 1st, 2017 - 14:13
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Leaders who understand and can leverage effective management tools and practices are better prepared to execute on their priorities and see measurable, positive program results. The IBM Center for The Business of Government is committed to helping identify and distill the lessons learned from the past, identify current and new management initiatives and capacities that will be needed to address key challenges facing the country in this administration, and offer ideas on implementation.