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

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:

Leading the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

 

A Conversation with W. Craig Fugate, FEMA Administrator

In the last decade, whether as a result of natural or manmade disasters the nation’s emergency response apparatus has faced enormous challenges. Overcoming these challenges and forging a national emergency response network for the 21st Century requires innovation and teamwork.

Leaders Speak - A Conversation on Human Service Delivery in New York City

We are introducing a Special Edition of The Business of Government Hour -- Leaders Speak -- focusing on human service delivery: the challenges being faced and innovations being forged in our local communities.

Improving the Presidential Transition

 

On Wednesday, January 13, approaching the first year anniversary of the Obama administration, the Partnership for Public Service will release a report entitled, Ready to Govern: Improving the Presidential Transition, on improving the presidential transition. Based on exclusive interviews with key transition officials from both the Obama and McCain campaigns, and the Bush White House, this report examines the transition beginning early 2008 through the President’s first year in office.

Managing a responsive supply chain in support of U.S. military operations

Profile of Vice Admiral Alan Thompson, Director, Defense Logistics Agency

Conversations with Leaders: Admiral Thad Allen

With more than 218 years of service to the nation, the U.S. Coast Guard is a military, multimission maritime organization that safeguards U.S. economic and security interests. We had the pleasure of speaking with Admiral Allen about the Coast Guard modernization, its many successes, and the use of social networking and Web 2.0 technologies. Here's an excerpt.
 

The Business of Government Magazine - The NEW Fall/Winter 2009 Edition

 

The Center is pleased to announce the publication of its Fall/Winter 2009 issue of The Business of Government magazine. This issue focuses on a range of public management issues facing us today. Whether it’s the federal government’s response to the recent financial crisis, the H1N1 flu, or its movement towards greater transparency and accountability, we’ve gathered thoughtful perspectives from some of the leading practitioners and academics in the field.

The IBM Center for The Business of Government - A Video Overview

Learn more about The IBM Center for The Business of Government through this short video overview.

The IBM Center for The Business of Government connects public management research with practice. Since 1998, we have helped public sector executives improve the effectiveness of government with practical ideas and original thinking. We sponsor independent research by top minds in academe and the non-profit sector, and we create opportunities for dialogue on a broad range of public management topics.

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