Planning for the Inevitable: The Role of the Federal Supply Chain in Preparing for National Emergencies

As we have seen in recent years, there has been no shortage of national emergencies—ranging from oil spills to hurricanes to the threat of a pandemic virus.  Having an effective supply chain has become critical in effectively respo

Analytics and Risk Management: Tools for Making Better Decisions

Decisions based on bad information can lead to poor results and be quite costly to organizations. This may culminate in the squandering of opportunities, taking on unnecessary risk, misallocating resources, and ultimately not achieving strategic goals or objectives. At a time of shrinking budgets and increasing expectations to do more with less, making better decisions based on informed judgment has taken on even more significance for both private sector and government organizations.

Weekly Roundup for March 6-10, 2017

John Kamensky

Weekly Roundup for March 13-17, 2017

Michael J. Keegan

 

 

Immigration modernization a work in progress. Efforts to modernize immigration processing systems at the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services have been rocky in the last couple of years, but the agency's acting director told a congressional panel that it's making some progress.

Implementing the National Health Information Technology Agenda

The U.S. healthcare system has a history of innovation marked by the ability to translate basic research into new clinical and therapeutic approaches that sustain human life and health. Such success brings with it significant challenges.

Weekly Roundup for March 20-24, 2017

John Kamensky

Implementing the Executive Order on Federal Sustainability: A Conversation with Michelle Moore, Federal Environmental Executive

We spoke with the Federal Environmental Executive Michelle Moore about efforts to implement the requirements of E.O.13514, pursuing the GreenGov challenge, and working with federal agencies on sustainability plans. Here’s a sampling of what she shared with me on The Business of Government Hour:

Business of Government Hour-TV: FDA's IT Strategy


What is the FDA’s IT strategy? How is FDA changing the way it does IT? What is FDA doing to leverage the advances of mobile technologies? I explore these questions and so much more with our very special guest, Todd Simpson, Chief Information Officer, US Food and Drug Administration. Also joining us from IBM is Tim Stitely.

Weekly Roundup for May 1-5, 2017

Michael J. Keegan

Agencies looking beyond Data Act deadline. The Digital Accountability and Transparency Act's first submission deadline is still five days away, but agencies are already counting the benefits they've seen and looking to future uses. "The efficiencies we're going to see are going to be monumental," said Michael Peckham, the director of the Data Act Program Management Office at the Department of Health and Human Services.

Weekly Roundup May 19, 2017

Michael J. Keegan

 

$500M IT modernization bill passes House. The Modernizing Government Technology Act passed the House of Representatives on a voice vote, but the Senate outlook is less certain.

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Clara Conti is a former chief executive officer, corporate restructuring guru and founder of multiple business startups. Connect with her on LinkedIn or Twitter. She is lead partner for Covid-19 Tiger Team at IBM.

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