Enabling the public sector to deliver on 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.
The IBM Center for The Business of Government is committed to helping identify and distill the lessons learned from the past, identify current and new management initiatives and capacities that will be needed to address key challenges facing the country in the next administration, and offer ideas on implementation.
Do health IT and privacy rules need a refresh? Training and definitions may prove the modest start of national health IT improvement, though lawmakers signaled skepticism even as they acknowledged problems in the current regime. "We haven't realized the full potential of health IT for every person in this country," acknowledged National Coordinator for Health Information Technology Dr.
Clock Ticks. Government Executive reports: “As the Obama administration winds down and a presidential transition looms, agency leaders insist they're committed to fulfilling the president's goals rather than trimming their sails as time grows shorter.” President Signs Evidence Commission Bill. President Obama signed a bill creating a study commission.
Quadrennial Reviews at Homeland Security. The Government Accountability Office reports that the Department of Homeland Security recently undertook its second-ever quadrennial review of its potential threats, opportunities, and potential consequences. However it concludes that improved Risk Analysis and Stakeholder Consultations could enhance future reviews. Benchmarking Best Practices.