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The Future Has Begun! Using Artificial Intelligence to Transform Government

Tuesday, January 9th, 2018 - 12:09
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Blog Co-Author: Claude Yusti, Partner, IBM Global Business Services Government agencies are being challenged to provide more and better services. At the same time, agencies face budget and resource constraints. Some organizations are looking at how to reinvent their programs for serving citizens. This environment places a premium on investigating and testing new approaches -- one of the most intriguing such approach involves the use of artificial intelligence, or AI.

How Can CIOs Best Drive IT to Support Mission and Organizational Performance?

Tuesday, July 26th, 2016 - 9:38
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Tuesday, July 26, 2016 - 09:28
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 – including how government can best serve citizens with modern technology platforms, and protecting the nation from physical and cyber threats – while at the same time overseeing policy and resources for IT in a challenging fiscal environment.  U.S.

Delivering on Mission Priorities: New Pathways to Achieve Key Government Outcomes

Monday, July 18th, 2016 - 8:55
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Effective and innovative approaches for managing people, processes, and technologies can support agencies to deliver critical missions effectively, bolstering the government’s ability to serve the citizen and protect the nation. Enabling the public sector to deliver on its mission priorities remains a major research theme of the IBM Center for The Business of Government. Making this vital connection between outcomes that agencies strive for on behalf of the citizens they serve and the good management needed to achieve those outcomes is a critical link for effective government.

Alfred Almanza

Friday, May 20th, 2016 - 12:24
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What are the strategic priorities of the USDA’s Food and Inspection Service? How is FSIS ensuring this country’s food is safe and uncontaminated? How is FSIS leveraging technology and innovation to meet its mission? Join host Michael Keegan as he explores these questions and much more Alfred Almanza, Deputy Under Secretary for Food Safety at the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
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What are the strategic priorities of the USDA’s Food and Inspection Service? How is FSIS ensuring this country’s food is safe and uncontaminated? How is FSIS leveraging technology and innovation to meet its mission? Join host Michael Keegan as he explores these questions and much more Alfred Almanza, Deputy Under Secretary for Food Safety at the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Insights from Jolene Lauria, Deputy Assistant Attorney General/Controller, U.S. Department of Justice

Tuesday, October 27th, 2015 - 11:26
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Fiscal austerity is an enduring challenge for the foreseeable future, and federal agencies have a greater incentive to rethink traditional approaches to mission support and service delivery. Government executives can harness major technological shifts and adapt proven public sector and commercial best practices to make their agencies both more efficient and productive. With the implementation of its Unified Financial Management System (UFMS) on time and within budget, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) continually seeks ways to operate more efficiently and cost effectively.

Government Transformation: Looking Back, Looking Forward

Monday, April 13th, 2015 - 14:00
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This agenda focuses on six trends driving change in government that address many of the pressing challenges government executives face in their efforts to transform government operations and enhance services: Performance Risk Innovation Mission support Efficiency Leadership Since we launched this agenda, many IBM reports from leading researchers have examined these issues from varying perspectives. I’ve highlighted a handful of key lessons learned from this research that have made a real impact on government:

Dean Silverman, IRS: Conversations on Using Analytics to Improve Mission Outcomes

Wednesday, October 29th, 2014 - 9:49
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Wednesday, October 29, 2014 - 09:44
Mr. Silverman joined the IRS in 2011 to build an advanced analytics program.  The primary objectives for his analytics program are to reduce fraud and improper payments. His focus has been reducing Identity Theft and fraud in the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) program; reducing the tax gap (the difference between what is due from taxpayers and what is actually collected); and to identify improvements to core compliance challenges. Mr. Silverman offers the following lessons when using analytics:

Carter Hewgley, FEMA: Conversations on Using Analytics to Improve Mission Outcomes

Tuesday, October 21st, 2014 - 13:53
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Tuesday, October 21, 2014 - 13:41
When Carter Hewgley joined FEMA in 2011, the organization was focused on two things, the timely delivery of services and the processes required to collect and organize all the resources to support those services.  FEMA was a “disaster-driven” organization, more focused on responding to the next emergency, rather than reviewing the lessons learned from a previous emergency.   Although there were “analytical cells”

Malcolm Bertoni, FDA: Conversations on Using Analytics to Improve Mission Outcomes

Tuesday, October 14th, 2014 - 10:06
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Thursday, October 9, 2014 - 13:59
In the late 1980’s and early 1990’s, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) faced a mountain of criticism. It was thought that the public health safety precautions built into its drug evaluation procedures in reaction to the Thalidomide tragedy two decades earlier were responsible for delaying consumers’ access to vital new drug therapies. Particularly in light of the growing activism around fighting AIDS, critics argued that the FDA procedures were born out of disaster and therefore extremely overcautious.

Strategies to Manage Well Given Scarce Resources

Thursday, July 24th, 2014 - 10:02
The Center has published a variety of reports and related materials that provide ways for government to succeed in the face of constraints. Accordingly, we have brought key findings on this topic together in this compilation, found in the upper left-hand portion of the page, or as individual articles:
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