ICYMI: Looking Back at 2014

Monday, December 29th, 2014 - 12:23
Monday, December 29, 2014 - 11:17
My goal in blogging has been to provide context, insight, and inspiration on government management challenges for public sector managers, especially at the U.S. federal level.  Following are blog posts from the past year organized around several themes, largely reflecting the trends reflected in the IBM Center’s research agenda.  Hope you find this useful! Government Performance

Using Big Data Analytics to Effectively Oversee Financial Markets — The Three Essential Ingredients.

Wednesday, November 12th, 2014 - 12:27
Wednesday, November 12, 2014 - 11:12
The (SEC) protects investors, maintains fair and orderly markets, and facilitates capital formation.  It is organized into five divisions, one of which is the Enforcement Division, where Ms. Walsh’s Center is housed.   Ms. Walsh  says , “the Enforcement Division’s mission is to pursue violations of securities laws and to try to get meaningful remedies, with significant deterrent value.  So identify, pursue, and prevent violations of the securities laws.”

Magnifying the Voice of the Future

Tuesday, November 11th, 2014 - 10:40
Tuesday, November 11, 2014 - 09:29
Dr. Boston, visiting the U.S. on a Fulbright Scholarship, sums up some of his initial research on how the U.S. and several other democratic countries address long-term policy issues, in a recent presentation at American University.

Weekly Roundup: October 20-24, 2014

Friday, October 24th, 2014 - 9:59
Friday, October 24, 2014 - 09:54
Dan Chenok

Creating Organizational Self-Defense

Monday, August 25th, 2014 - 13:25
Monday, August 25, 2014 - 13:22
So-called scandals seem to be more prevalent these days, ranging from seemingly dishonest reporting of telework hours at the Patent Office or veterans hospital access wait times, to the safety of CDC labs,

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:

New Research Report Recipients

Tuesday, July 15th, 2014 - 13:22
Tuesday, July 15, 2014 - 13:06
We are pleased to announce our latest round of awards for new reports on key public sector challenges, which respond to priorities identified in the Center's long-term research agenda, see businessofgovernment.org/content/research-stipends. We expect the following reports to be published in early 2015.  Details of each report are included in the below short summaries.  

How government can securely leverage cloud environments

Monday, May 12th, 2014 - 11:40
Monday, May 12, 2014 - 11:34
From the OMB “Cloud First” strategy, to GSA’s Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP), the government is following commercial best practices to leverage the cloud. Cloud capabilities can be provided over the public Internet or through connections over private networks -- and government does both. Some agencies establish private clouds due to perceived risks of making data available over public channels. At the same time, they are moving toward greater use of the open Internet, including public clouds.

Leadership in Action - The Business of Government Magazine Spring 2014

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014 - 21:13
Tuesday, April 22, 2014 - 20:07
In meeting varied missions, government executives confront significant challenges. Responding properly to them must be guided and informed by the harsh fiscal and budgetary realities of the day. It can no longer be simply a wishful platitude that government do more with less. Leaders need to change the way government does business to make smarter use of increasingly limited resources—leveraging technology and innovation to be more efficient, effective, anticipatory, adaptive, and evidence-based in delivering missions and securing the public trust.

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