The Impact of Government Shutdowns on Innovation

Thursday, September 17th, 2015 - 13:14
Thursday, September 17, 2015 - 12:54
Much has been written about the cost of these budget uncertainties, particularly around lost labor hours (6.6 million furloughed days as a result of the 2013 shutdown) and the economic impact to both the public and private sectors through lowered job creation, reduced output, and other costs.

Making Open Innovation Ecosystems Work: Case Studies in Healthcare

Wednesday, September 16th, 2015 - 10:23
In the mist of tightening budgets, many government agencies are being asked to deliver innovative solutions to operational and strategic problems. One way to address this dilemma is to participate in open innovation. This report addresses two key components of open innovation:

Beyond Facebook and Twitter – How Government Organizations Leverage Other Social Platforms Effectively

Wednesday, August 26th, 2015 - 11:47
Wednesday, August 26, 2015 - 11:37
As detailed in last week’s announcement from Center for The Business of Government Executive Director, Dan Chenok, I am happy to be starting my work with the Center as Innovation and Social Media Fellow.  I plan to explore innovation, social media, and the intersection of the two as government’s look to better achieve their missions and serve the public.

Call for Research Proposals 2015-2016

Monday, August 24th, 2015 - 11:34
The IBM Center for The Business of Government connects research to practice, merging real world experience with practical scholarship. The intent is to spark the imagination—crafting new ways of thinking about government by identifying trends, new ideas, and best practices in public management that can help government executives respond more effectively to their mission and management priorities. More than two years ago, the IBM Center for The Business of Government put forward a research agenda that identified six trends driving change in government:

Meet the Center's Newest Fellow: Darcie Piechowski

Tuesday, August 18th, 2015 - 15:00
Tuesday, August 18, 2015 - 14:57
For several years, our Center has promoted and welcomed dialogue with government stakeholders around how best to encourage innovation and social media; our work in this space is led by our Social Media and Innovation Fellow.  I am pleased to introduce the new occupant of that seat, Darcie Piechowski.  Darcie succeeds Gadi Ben-Yehuda, who recently moved to be the Director of Social Media with the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).

Darcie Piechowski

Tuesday, August 18th, 2015 - 11:04
Darcie Piechowski is the Social Media & Innovation Fellow for the Center for the Business of Government. In this role, Ms. Piechowski looks to explore the inventive ways governmental organizations serve citizens through their use of collaborative platforms and technology.

New Report -- “Tools to Innovate: Data Analytics, Risk Management, and Shared Services”

Monday, July 13th, 2015 - 13:42
Monday, July 13, 2015 - 13:31
Today, governments have access to a variety of tools to successfully implement agency programs. For example, Data Analytics—especially of financial data—can be used to better inform decision making by ensuring agencies have the information they need at the point of time that it can be most effective. In addition, governments at all levels can more effectively address risks using new Risk Management approaches.

Aligning mission support with mission delivery: Interview with Ellen Herbst, CFO, U.S. Dept of Commerce

Monday, July 13th, 2015 - 13:07
Monday, July 13, 2015 - 12:30
A clear strategic focus and sound management are essential to the effective stewardship of taxpayer dollars, enabling agency decision makers to make tough choices on a day-to-day basis and for long-term management challenges. Given the critical challenges facing government today, the ability of government executives to properly align mission support functions with mission delivery can help them respond more effectively to their mission and management challenges simultaneously, as well as drive change within their department.

GovConnect: Connecting the Talent Dots

Monday, June 29th, 2015 - 10:12
Monday, June 29, 2015 - 10:00
GovConnect is an initiative sponsored by the Office of Personnel Management that reflects broader trends in the workplace toward the use of project-based work.  It allows federal employees to share knowledge, collaborate, and apply their skills to address challenges that may be beyond their traditional job classification or organizational or geographic location.  Announced a year ago, it is currently being piloted within several agencies and is poised to be spread across the government in coming months.

Weekly Roundup May 8, 2015

Friday, May 8th, 2015 - 9:51
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