We highlight many key findings and recommendations that can assist government leaders in understanding how best to leverage and scale past successes to benefit citizens and taxpayers today and in the future.
In less than a decade, the way Americans communicate has
changed dramatically. More than 90 percent now own a cell
phone, and three-quarters of those are smartphones. Mobile
apps—first introduced in 2008—have become an essential tool
for commercial services, such as music, weather, and shopping.
In fact, the average smartphone user has about 40 apps on
How do you realizing the promise of big data? What does it take to create a balanced portfolio of information technology metrics? Join host Michael Keegan as he explores these questions and more with Dr. Kevin Desouza, author of the IBM Center reports on big data and IT metrics as part of its Conversations with Authors series.
Recent reports highlight a grading system that Congress has introduced to assess federal agency IT performance; these grades also point to areas where agencies can prioritize improvements to become more efficient and effective.
From forging a unity of effort in homeland security to strategizing today how to field the U.S. Army of tomorrow; to pursuing affordable housing, eliminating fraud, waste, and abuse in healthcare, and securing cyberspace, this issue of The Business of Government magazine delves into a diverse set of topics and public management issues facing us today.
The Fall 2015 The Business of Government magazine delves into a diverse set of topics and public management issues facing us today. With each edition, I present the leadership stories of a select group of public servants and complement their front-line experience with practical insights from thought leaders—merging real-world experience with practical scholarship.
Given the growing dependence on information technology
(IT) for service delivery and the accomplishment of mission
objectives and the trend of increasing spending on IT, it is
important that we have tools and techniques in place to
develop a balanced portfolio of measures of IT performance,
which include IT project management, IT operations management,
and IT innovation.
Enhancing Cybersecurity in a World of Real-
Time Threats: Insights from Dr. Phyllis Schneck,
Deputy Under Secretary for Cybersecurity and
Communications, National Protection and Programs
Directorate, U.S. Department of Homeland Security
A new law passed in 2014 requires substantial changes in how federal agencies track and report their spending. The first step is standardizing reporting of financial data, which is underway, but more is coming – with a deadline of May 2017 for full compliance.