How Can Agencies Tap the Cloud to Improve Service? Insights from Experts

At a recent event co-hosted by the IBM Center for the Business of Government and the Partnership for Public Service, government leaders highlighted how agencies can adopt secure, scalable cloud solutions to transform government operations and deliver effective and equitable digital public services. 

Building Cybersecurity Resiliency for Government: Insights from Experts

Each year, the volume of cyberattacks and their impact reaches new levels. The number of cyberattacks targeting governments increased 95% worldwide during the last half of 2022, compared to the same period in 2021 while the cost of public sector data breaches increased 7.25% between March 2021 and March 2022.

Helping New State Chief Executives Make a Running Start

To help leaders in new Governors’ offices across the initial months of a new term, the IBM Center for The Business of Government has released a second edition of a prior report, Off to a Running State Capital Start: A Guide for New Governors and Their Teams

How Emerging Technologies Can Transform Law Enforcement and Public Safety

Blog Co-Authors:  Cristina Caballé, IBM Global Public Sector and Markus Straub, IBM Public Sector Germany

Law enforcement is changing more rapidly than ever before. New forms of crime, advanced technologies, and evolving relationships with citizens and communities are challenging and shifting the very foundations and scope of law enforcement and public safety and how organizations and the officials perform their critical mission.

Envisioning the Information Domain: Perspectives from the Pacific

Blog Co-Authors:  Kimberly Kagan, founder and president of the Institute for the Study of War; Frederick W.

Building Cybersecurity Resiliency for Government: Insights from Experts

Each year, the volume of cyberattacks and their impact reaches new levels. The number of cyberattacks targeting governments increased 95% worldwide during the last half of 2022, compared to the same period in 2021 while the cost of public sector data breaches increased 7.25% between March 2021 and March 2022.

The Federal Workplace Is Changing Rapidly, But Merit Principles Must Remain Untouched

This article ran exclusively in Government Executive.

This is the second in a five-part series from the National Academy of Public Administration looking at the challenges and urgency of modernizing the civil service. Find the Academy’s full essay on the merit system here.

How Can Government Leverage Data to Promote Greater Equity in the Workforce?

Blog Co-Author: Joel Gurin, President, Center for Open Data Enterprise

Across many decades, obstacles to gainful employment have limited the ability of Black Americans and other people of color to obtain well-paying jobs that create wealth and contribute to health and well-being. A dearth of opportunity in the job market is related to inequalities in education, bias in hiring, and other forms of systemic inequality in the U.S.

How federal agencies embrace flexibility and bring visibility to the cloud

Blog Co-Authors: Emma Shirato Almon, Associate Manager, Partnership for Public Service; Trista Colbert, vice president and senior partner of hybrid cloud management, IBM; Will Kimball, former intern on the Partnership for Public Service’s Research, Evaluation and Modernizing Government team.

New Research Report Recipients

We are pleased to announce our latest round of new reports on key public sector challenges, which respond to priorities identified in the Center's research agenda. Our content is intended to stimulate and accelerate the production of practical research that benefits public sector leaders and managers.


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Dan Chenok is Executive Director of the IBM Center for The Business of Government. He oversees all of the Center's activities in connecting research to practice to benefit government, and has written and spoken extensively around government technology, cybersecurity, privacy, regulation, budget, acquisition, and Presidential transitions. Mr. Chenok previously led consulting services for Public Sector Technology Strategy, working with IBM government, healthcare, and education clients.

Mr. Chenok serves in numerous industry leadership positions. He is a CIO SAGE and member of the Research Advisory Council with the Partnership for Public Service, Fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration, Member of the Board of Directors for the Senior Executives Association, Member of the Government Accountability Office Polaris Advisory Council for Science and Technology, Member of the American University IT Executive Council, and Mentor with the Global Policy, Diplomacy, and Sustainability Fellowship.  Previously, he served as Chair of the Industry Advisory Council (IAC) for the government-led American Council for Technology (ACT), Chair of the Cyber Subcommittee of the DHS Data Privacy and Integrity Advisory Committee, Chair of the NIST-sponsored Federal Information Security and Privacy Advisory Board, and two-time Cybersecurity commission member with the Center for Strategic and International Studies. Mr. Chenok also generally advises public sector leaders on a wide range of management issues. Finally, Mr. Chenok serves as an Adjunct Associate Professor with the LBJ School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas in Austin, teaching at the school's Washington, DC Center.  

Before joining IBM, Mr. Chenok was a Senior Vice President for Civilian Operations with Pragmatics, and prior to that was a Vice President for Business Solutions and Offerings with SRA International.

As a career Government executive, Mr. Chenok served as Branch Chief for Information Policy and Technology with the Office of Management and Budget, where he led a staff with oversight of federal information and IT policy, including electronic government, computer security, privacy and IT budgeting. Prior to that, he served as Assistant Branch Chief and Desk Officer for Education, Labor, HHS, and related agencies in OMB's Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs. Mr. Chenok began his government service as an analyst with the Congressional Office of Technology Assessment, and left government service at the end of 2003.

In 2008, Mr. Chenok served on President Barack Obama’s transition team as the Government lead for the Technology, Innovation, and Government Reform group, and as a member of the OMB Agency Review Team.

Mr. Chenok has won numerous honors and awards, including a 2010 Federal 100 winner for his work on the presidential transition, the 2016 Eagle Award for Industry Executive of the Year, and the 2002 Federal CIO Council Azimuth Award for Government Executive of the Year.

Mr. Chenok earned a BA from Columbia University and a Master of Public Policy degree from Harvard's Kennedy School of Government.