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When Are Managers Willing to Take Risks?

Wednesday, September 6th, 2017 - 12:19
The common perception is that, as a group, federal managers tend to be risk adverse.  However, new research based on data from the annual federal employee viewpoint survey concludes that the answer is: it depends.  Managers in both high-performing and low-performing organizations tend to be risk takers.  They probably feel they have little to lose by trying something new.  In contrast, managers in stable, middle-of-the-road organizations tend to be risk adverse and do not want to rock the boat by taking risks.

Weekly Roundup: May 29 – June 2, 2017

Friday, June 2nd, 2017 - 11:01
John Kamensky Risk & Reform. In an op-ed for Government Executive, Linda Miller writes: “Making decisions about which programs to eliminate or how to restructure the organizational functions of an agency is a challenge. It’s even more difficult when an agency lacks adequate information on either performance or risk or a mechanism with which to analyze it.”

Risk Management and Reducing Improper Payments: A Case Study of the U.S. Department of Labor

Thursday, February 16th, 2017 - 12:02
This report continues the IBM Center’s long interest in risk management with a specific focus on employing risk management strategies to reduce improper payments in the U S Department of Labor’s (DOL) Unemployment Insurance (UI) program. There is a long tradition of public management scholarship that has provided empirical support for the hypothesis that management matters for government performance. One specific management activity that has been growing in prominence in federal agencies over the last several years is risk management.

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.

Ten Recommendations for Managing Organizational Integrity Risks

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2016 - 10:21
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This report continues the IBM Center’s long interest in risk management. This report, however, examines an aspect of risk management that is often overlooked: managing “organizational integrity” risks, based on a case study of four major public and private health care organizations. Professor Molina defines organizational integrity as occurring when an organization functions consistently with the purposes and values for which it was created. The report discusses two types of integrity issues an organization must monitor: integrity violations and integrity risks.

From the Editor's Desk

Monday, July 18th, 2016 - 9:01
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This edition of the Business of Government magazine highlights strong leaders with the right talent who are charged with executing the business of government. These leaders are responsible for a vast array of government missions that comprise a significant chunk of the federal government budget.

Weekly Roundup for July 15, 2016

Friday, July 15th, 2016 - 16:12
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Christopher Ballister

Wednesday, June 29th, 2016 - 13:26
Chris Ballister is an Associate Partner for IBM in the Cybersecurity & Privacy Service Area.  His work focuses on the relationship of information security, IT governance, privacy, and risk management supporting the C-Suite throughout the public sector.  Chris has served in government at the senior executive level as both a deputy and Chief Information Officer at the US House, White House, and Office of Inspector General at Health and Human Services. 

Managing Advanced Threats in the Digital Age: Addressing security, risk and compliance for U.S. Public Sector executives

Wednesday, June 29th, 2016 - 13:14
These attacks are relentless, aggressive and constantly evolving, and have clearly shown that federal agencies and organizations are struggling in managing security threats, despite the stricter security protocols that are often in place at government agencies. Cyber threats are “among the most urgent dangers to America’s economic and national security,” President Obama was quoted as saying in a Wall Street Journal article in 2015.

Conversation with Authors: Dr. Don Kettl

Friday, June 10th, 2016 - 10:24
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What can government executives learn from the GAO’s high-risk list? What have agencies done over the years to get their programs off the list? How can programs stay off the list in the first place? Join host Michael Keegan as he explores these questions and more with Dr. Don Kettl, author of the IBM Center report, Managing Risk, Improving Results: Lessons for Improving Government Management from GAO’s High-Risk List.
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Mon, 05/01/2017
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What can government executives learn from the GAO’s high-risk list?What have agencies done over the years to get their programs off the list? How can program stay off the list in the first place? Join host Michael Keegan as he explores these questions and more with Dr. Don Kettl, author of the IBM Center report, Managing Risk, Improving Results: Lessons for Improving Government Management from GAO’s High-Risk List.
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