Weekly Roundup: January 23-27, 2017


The IBM Center's Weekly Roundup highlights articles and insights that we found interesting for the week ending January 27, 2017.

On the Radio Hour

Dr. Reginald Brothers
Under Secretary for Science and Technology
Department of Homeland Security

In the magazine

Insights from Dr. Phyllis Schneck, Deputy Under Secretary for Cybersecurity and Communications, National Protection and Programs Directorate, U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Enhancing Cybersecurity in a World of Real- Time Threats: Insights from Dr. Phyllis Schneck, Deputy Under Secretary for Cybersecurity and Communications,...

On the blog

A New Avenue of Expert Insight:   The Former Government Executives Council
Monday, August 7, 2017 - 13:59
IBM benefits from the perspectives of multiple leaders who formerly served in senior positions at the Federal, State...
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How did the US Healthcare system evolve? What’s surprising about the history of healthcare reform in the U.S.? What are the Six Megatrends in Healthcare? Join host Michael Keegan as he explores these questions and more with, Dr. Zeke Emanuel, author of Reinventing American Healthcare.
135 recommendations
What are NASA’s key strategic goals? How is NASA expanding the boundaries of science, technology, and imagination? What is NASA doing to cultivate a risk tolerant environment? Join host Michael Keegan as he explores these questions and more with Charlie Bolden, NASA Administrator.
157 recommendations
How has USAID sought to promote stability and order in Afghanistan? What is USAID’s three-fold transition strategy? Join host Michael Keegan as he explores these questions and more with Larry Sampler, Assistant to the Administrator & Director, Office of Afghanistan and Pakistan Affairs, USAID.
49 recommendations
Job growth in the science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and medical (STEMM) professions is anticipated to increase faster than the supply of students studying in these fields.
172 recommendations
Quality was all the rage in the federal government’s ranks in the late 1980s and early 1990s. The emphasis on quality, however, never really died out in private industry, largely because they quantified its benefits for business.
146 recommendations
What are the major levers for driving changes in government agencies? Traditional tools are statutory changes, budgetary controls, and executive orders. But one that seasoned government executives will use to drive change is control over delegations of authority.
428 recommendations
This edition of The Business of Government magazine underscores the importance of correlating short-term decision-making with long-range consequences. We highlight the latest trends and best practices for improving government effectiveness by introducing you to key government executives, detailing the work of public management practitioners, and offering insights from leading academics.
1,236 recommendations
Agency chief operating officers are required to conduct quarterly progress reviews on priority goals. Sometimes called “PerformanceStat” meetings, they can be effective problem-solving sessions or terrifying blame games.
161 recommendations
In a special report, Six Trends Driving Change in Government, the Center has identified a set of trends that correspond to these challenges and drive government change.
345 recommendations
Commerce’s leadership has successfully tackled one of the most significant challenges facing senior IT leadership—the requirement for greater empowerment of decision-making to drive efficiencies and improve effectiveness of IT.
761 recommendations