Announcing the Center’s Newest Research Report Topics

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. Our content is intended to stimulate and accelerate the production of practical research that benefits public sector leaders and managers.

We expect the following reports to be published in early 2018. Short summaries of each report follow.

Modernizing Government IT  by Dr. Gregory S. Dawson, Arizona State University

Weekly Roundup: July 31 - August 4, 2017

Good News: Acquisition Reform Works. Steve Kelman writes in FCW: “cost growth in the development of new weapons systems has slowed.”  He explored “why” and concluded that the acquisition reforms over the past decade has finally made a difference.

Weekly Roundup: October 16-20, 2017

John Kamensky

Weekly Roundup: October 16-20, 2017

John Kamensky

Weekly Roundup: October 16-20, 2017

John Kamensky

Using Data: From Hammer to Flashlight

The “use of data” step is complicated by two elements:  Who would use it?, and For what purpose?

Weekly Roundup: November 13 - November 17, 2017

Michael J. Keegan

 

VA needs money fast for health record program. Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin is ready to sign a contract with electronic health records firm Cerner to replace the agency's aging, homegrown Vista system. But to get moving on the deal quickly, VA needs to move some money around. The department wants to move fast, with an initial rollout of the new system planned for 18 months after the contract is signed.

 

How Can Government Best Integrate and Share Information, at Home and Abroad?

The IBM Center for the Business of Government hosted a recent Roundtable discussion with current and former government leaders and stakeholders about integrating and analyzing data within and across governments across the Atlantic to improve threat prediction and prevention. This initial discussion focused on how the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) information sharing enterprise can have greatest impact and interaction with partners. 

Ten Actions to Implement Big Data Initiatives: A Study of 65 Cities

Professor Ho conducted a survey and phone interviews with city officials responsible for Big Data initiatives. Based on his research, the report presents a framework for Big Data initiatives which consists of two major cycles: the data cycle and the decision-making cycle. Each cycle is described in the report.

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