Submitted by cmasingo on Thu, 12/21/2017 - 10:25
Post 1 (of 3): A Blueprint Discussion on Identity
By Guest Bloggers: Thomas Hardjono, MIT Connection Science and Pete Teigen, IBM
The blockchain transformation of the economy will require agreements on standards and processes across institutions around the world, as well as major social, legal and political change. -Wall Street Journal
Transformative scenarios, such as large-scale public identity systems, will deliver enormous value. -Harvard Business Review
Submitted by cmasingo on Thu, 12/21/2017 - 10:12
Members of the FEGC offer innovative ideas to improve government based on their past and extensive experience as senior officials at the Federal, State, and local levels. They provide thought leadership that draws on lessons learned and effective practice developed during their careers in government.
Submitted by cmasingo on Wed, 12/20/2017 - 15:47
While training is a valuable application for this technology, it is not the only one. There are a number of other opportunities to drive mission results using immersive technologies, including augmented reality. While virtual and augmented reality have been used interchangeably at times, these are two different experiences under the same umbrella of immersive technology. Virtual reality is a fully immersive, computer-generated simulation, which includes visual and auditory inputs. With virtual reality the user is taken out of their real environment.
Submitted by cmasingo on Wed, 12/20/2017 - 14:17
Little wonder therefore that governments around the world want to be seen promoting innovation. However, based on my experience, government efforts in this area can be divided into two broad categories: Most of the governmental resources (money and time) are used for promoting innovation by non-government actors, and only a small amount is allocated for the innovation programs meant to encourage management innovation within the government itself. The former category represents innovation encouraged ‘by’ the government and the latter innovation generated ‘in’ the government.
Submitted by cmasingo on Wed, 12/20/2017 - 13:55
In 2018, the IBM Center for The Business of Government marks its twentieth year of connecting research to practice in helping to improve government. The IBM Center continues to execute on its ultimate mission: to assist public sector executives and managers in addressing real world problems with practical ideas and original thinking to improve government.
Submitted by cmasingo on Wed, 12/20/2017 - 13:32
Note: The IBM Center recently released Seven Drivers Transforming Government, a series of essays exploring key drivers of change in government. It is based on our research and numerous insights shared by current and former government officials. This blog is the first in a series of excerpts from each of the seven essays.
Submitted by cmasingo on Wed, 12/20/2017 - 13:27
While virtual reality has many applications, which were explored in part one of this series, the potential for virtual reality is bound by the need for a user to be completely immersed in a simulated world. Augmented reality, on the other hand, blends the real world with computer-generated components in a way that the two can seamlessly interact. Augmented reality can move with you and can be accessible to anyone with a smart phone.
Submitted by cmasingo on Wed, 12/20/2017 - 13:08
Government is famously a team sport. Almost everything (really) important we do in government requires effective teams. Whether it is reducing child mortality, disaster management, fighting opioid crisis or stopping money laundering. The list is indeed long and familiar.
Submitted by cmasingo on Wed, 12/20/2017 - 11:52
Blog Co-Author: Jesse Samberg, Shared Services Fellow, IBM Center for The Business of Government.
Submitted by cmasingo on Wed, 12/20/2017 - 11:48
This edition of The Business of Government magazine provides a glimpse into the many different missions and programs of the U.S. federal government. It does so from the perspective of the mission leader, offering a snapshot-in-time discussion around challenges faced, innovations pursued, and initiatives yet to yield their desired outcomes. These are leadership stories that introduce you to those on the front line charged with delivering
the business of government.