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Announcing the Center’s Newest Research Report Topics

Thursday, December 14th, 2017 - 11:18
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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 research agenda (for more detail on these priorities, see “Seven Drivers Transforming Government”). Our content is intended to stimulate and accelerate the production of practical research that benefits government leaders and managers.

Seven Drivers Transforming Government

Wednesday, November 1st, 2017 - 10:26
The Center supports leading researchers to identify trends, new ideas, and best practices—crafting actionable approaches that support government decision-makers in addressing mission delivery and management challenges, through strategies and actions that promote efficiency and effectiveness. Based on our recent research and perspectives shared by current and former government leaders, this special report identifies seven drivers for transforming government in the years to come:

Forthcoming Research Reports

Friday, July 21st, 2017 - 10:41
We are pleased to announce our forthcoming reports on key public sector challenges, which respond to priorities identified in the Center's research agenda. Our content is intended to stimulate and accelerate the production of practical research that benefits public sector leaders and managers. We expect these reports to be published in 2018. Short summaries of each report are included.

Weekly Roundup: June 5 - 9, 2017

Monday, June 12th, 2017 - 13:57
John Kamensky

Zvika Krieger

Thursday, January 26th, 2017 - 10:12
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How is the US Department of State collaborating with Silicon Valley? What is State doing to be more innovative? How is the Department of State leveraging design thinking to more effectively meet its mission? Join host Michael Keegan as he explores these questions and more with Zvika Krieger, Representative to Silicon Valley and Senior Advisor for Technology and Innovation at the U.S. Department of State.
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Mon, 01/30/2017
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How is the US Department of State collaborating with Silicon Valley? What is State doing to be more innovative? How is the Department of State leveraging design thinking to more effectively meet its mission? Join host Michael Keegan as he explores these questions and more with Zvika Krieger, Representative to Silicon Valley and Senior Advisor for Technology and Innovation at the U.S. Department of State.

Zvika Krieger

Wednesday, January 25th, 2017 - 15:29
Zvika Krieger is the U.S. Department of State's Representative to Silicon Valley and Senior Advisor for Technology and Innovation. He works with the technology and innovation sectors on tackling global challenges, leading initiatives on providing assistance to refugees, tracking nuclear weapons, expanding access to clean energy, and countering violent extremism.

Shelley Metzenbaum

Friday, June 7th, 2013 - 9:15
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Shelley H. Metzenbaum is the founding President of the Volcker Alliance.
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Mon, 06/10/2013
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Shelley Metzenbaum, Former Associate Director of Performance and Personnel Management, Office of Management and Budget (OMB)

Richard Boly

Monday, December 3rd, 2012 - 14:19
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Technology and new innovations have triggered changes in the ways people interact. The U.S. Department of State has sought to leverage these new innovations in service of its diplomatic and development goals. In this dynamic, interconnected world, State has also sought to restructure its organization and how it operates, advancing diplomacy by pursuing effective knowledgesharing while expanding the use ofcollaborative technology.

From the Managing Editor's Desk

Thursday, November 29th, 2012 - 15:41
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Each edition of The Business of Government magazine seeks to highlight the latest trends and best practices for improving government effectiveness. We do this by introducing you to the efforts of key government executives, the work of public management practitioners, and the insights of leading academics; and the differing ways they tackle many of the pressing public management issues facing us today. We are in the midst of an exciting, engaging, yet trying period marked by uncertainty, significant challenges, undeniable opportunities, and indelible aspirations.

Reverse Auctioning: Saving Money and Increasing Transparency

Monday, October 17th, 2011 - 13:35
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Simply put, reverse auctions are auctions that enable sellers to “bid down” prices for their goods and services. The use of reverse auctions has substantially increased since Wyld’s initial report in 2000, albeit at a slower pace than anticipated in the earlier study. This new report contains original research on the potential of reverse auctions as a government cost-saving tool that also saves time and increases transparency.
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L Peat O'Neil

Some Members of Congress and free-lance politicians presume to comment on the thoughts and intentions of the "Framers" or the "Founding Fathers" without the benefit of actually reading their words. The Business of Government was logistically more difficult then, though more civil and intimate. Their collaboration and transparency is evident in the drafts of various seminal documents of the Republic of the United States of America. What can innovative and creative citizens with their elected representatives do to promote efficient national planning in a public forum using 21st century communications tools ?

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