The IBM Center for The Business of Government is a part of a growing "Good Government" community, which is comprised of  organizations that make it their mission to improve the effectiveness of government.

Groups that the Center links with include:


American Association for Budget and Program Analysis - AABPA members are government budget and program managers and analysts, academic specialists, and analysts in the private sector.  AABPA organizes symposia, free monthly programs, a quarterly newsletter and journal, and annual receptions to help our members keep up with the latest developments in their field, establish and maintain valuable contacts, and sharpen the skills and knowledge they need to enhance their careers.



The American Council for Technology (ACT) - Industry Advisory Council (IAC) - ACT-IAC is a non-profit, public-private partnership dedicated to improving government through the application of information technology.  ACT-IAC provides an objective, ethical and trusted forum where government and industry communicate, collaborate and learn.



American Society for Public Administration - ASPA is the leading interdisciplinary public service organization that: Advances the art, science, teaching, and practice of public and non-profit administration; Promotes the value of joining and elevating the public service profession; Builds bridges among all who pursue public purposes at home and internationally;  Provides networking and professional development opportunities to those committed to public service values; and Achieves innovative solutions to the challenges of governance.



The Association for Federal Enterprise Risk Management - AFERM is a professional organization dedicated to the advancement of federal Enterprise Risk Management (ERM). The Association serves its members by providing a forum for a discussion of issues relevant to participants in the federal risk management profession, sponsoring appropriate educational programs, encouraging professional development, influencing governmental risk management policies and practices, and serving as an advocate for the profession. The Association serves government officials and the public by sponsoring efforts to ensure full and fair accountability for management of risk in achieving organizational objectives.



Association of Government Accountants - AGA is the member organization for financial professionals in government. We lead and encourage change that benefits our field and all citizens. Our networking events, professional certification, publications and ongoing education help members build their skills and advance their careers.



Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management -  APPAM is dedicated to improving public policy and management by fostering excellence in research, analysis, and education. APPAM promotes its mission through the following activities:  A multidisciplinary annual research conference that attracts the highest quality research on a wide variety of important current and emerging policy and management issues, and is structured to encourage substantive interaction among participants; A peer-reviewed multidisciplinary journal that publishes the highest quality research on public policy and management;  A dedication in all activities to respecting and enhancing racial, ethnic, gender, disciplinary, and other forms of diversity among participants in all of the Association's activities; The involvement of policymakers, practitioners, and scholars in the Association's governance and the Fall Conference; and Initiatives that include and foster participation in the Association among students interested in public policy and management.


The GeoTech Center with the Atlantic Council champions positive paths forward that nations, economies, and societies can pursue to ensure new technologies and data empower people, increase prosperity, and secure peace. Correspondingly, these common principles represent the bedrock of the work the Atlantic Council does around the world. Equally important, new technologies and data should advance these principles globally.


Brookings - The Brookings Institution is a nonprofit public policy organization based in Washington, DC. Our mission is to conduct high-quality, independent research and, based on that research, to provide innovative, practical recommendations that advance three broad goals: Strengthen American democracy; Foster the economic and social welfare, security and opportunity of all Americans; and
Secure a more open, safe, prosperous and cooperative international system.


CATO Institute - The Cato Institute is a public policy research organization — a think tank – dedicated to the principles of individual liberty, limited government, free markets and peace. Its scholars and analysts conduct independent, nonpartisan research on a wide range of policy issues.



National Academy of Public Administration - NAPA is an independent, non-profit, and non-partisan organization established to assist government leaders in building more effective, efficient, accountable, and transparent organizations. The Academy’s unique feature is its over 750 Fellows—including former cabinet officers, Members of Congress, governors, as well as prominent scholars, business executives, and public administrators. Our Fellows have a deep understanding of financial management, human resources, technology, and administrative functions at all levels of government, and direct most of Academy's studies.


The Partnership for Public Service - The Partnership for Public Service works to revitalize our federal government by inspiring a new generation to serve and by transforming the way government works. Building, energizing and maintaining a high-quality workforce is the key to success for any organization—and the federal government is no exception. Our strategy for revitalizing public service is pursued through five strategic goals: Inspire and hire mission-critical talent; Develop strong leaders; Engage employees; Modernize management systems; and Build networks of support.


The Presidential Management Alumni Association - PMMA supports Presidential Management Intern and Presidential Management Fellow (PMF) alumni to build an exceptional public service.  Our vision is to create an alumni association to improve, expand, and promote the alumni community as well as the PMF Program.

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