A Roadmap for IT Modernization in Government

Thursday, March 15th, 2018 - 8:50
Professor Dawson’s recommended roadmap is based on research into past experiences in IT modernization at the Federal and State level, as well as in industry. He draws lessons from his research and extensive case interviews with Federal and State Chief Information Officers (CIOs). Using these lessons, the author frames impediments to modernization and risks for agencies that do not modernize, including continued cybersecurity weaknesses.

The Future of Work in Government

Tuesday, February 27th, 2018 - 13:31
Of course, we can’t predict the future of either the government workforce or workplace, especially not in the distant year 2040.  But we can envision what it might look like, given what we know about trends underway today.

Outsourcing – is it a bad word?

Thursday, November 2nd, 2017 - 14:57
Guest blogger: Brenda Decker, IBM Global Government Industry

Mark Fuge

Friday, October 20th, 2017 - 12:55
What is Data-Driven Design? What are some of the key challenges in this area? How are Data-Driven Design models being used in government? Join us as we explore these questions with Mark Fuge, Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, at the University of Maryland.
Radio show date: 
Mon, 10/23/2017
Intro text: 
Dr. Fuge's research focuses on developing machine learning algorithms that learn from and subsequently aid human design and creativity; a mixture of topics that he calls Design Informatics. This involves using a combination of artificial intelligence, machine learning, computational linguistics, ethnography, human-computer interaction, social science, and crowdsourcing techniques to analyze and build web-based software tools for designers on top of scalable machine learning systems.

Call for Research Report Proposals 2017

Wednesday, March 1st, 2017 - 14:13
Leaders who understand and can leverage effective management tools and practices are better prepared to execute on their priorities and see measurable, positive program results. The IBM Center for The Business of Government is committed to helping identify and distill the lessons learned from the past, identify current and new management initiatives and capacities that will be needed to address key challenges facing the country in this administration, and offer ideas on implementation.

Taking a Targeted Approach to Civil Service Reform

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017 - 12:28
Wednesday, February 22, 2017 - 11:20
But little seems to happen.  There have been dozens of studies and reports over the past three decades.  However, there has not been a major overhaul since 1978, and many piecemeal legislative efforts, such as performance pay and streamlining the classification system, have been derailed.  So pragmatically, what can be done in the near-term, without a major legislative effort? 

Weekly Roundup: January 30 - February 3

Friday, February 3rd, 2017 - 10:09
Friday, February 3, 2017 - 09:00
John Kamensky

Weekly Roundup: January 16-20, 2017

Sunday, January 22nd, 2017 - 18:37
Sunday, January 22, 2017 - 17:19
Michael J. Keegan How will Trump lead on tech? The businessman turned reality star turned U.S. president clearly has mastered Twitter, but what will his administration mean for broader technology issues.

Weekly Roundup: December 18 - 31, 2016

Tuesday, January 3rd, 2017 - 11:49
Tuesday, January 3, 2017 - 10:40
68 percent. Government Executive reports: “Sixty-eight percent of the federal government’s top career corps will experience their first presidential transition in January as senior executives, according to data from the Office of Personnel Management.”

Leaders Speak: Dr. David Shulkin on Reforming the Delivery of Veterans Healthcare

Monday, November 21st, 2016 - 11:49
Monday, November 21, 2016 - 10:32
The mission of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs was borne from the immortal words of Abraham Lincoln's second inaugural address: to care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow and his orphan. The Veterans Health Administration embodies that promise of a grateful nation -- providing quality health care that Veterans have earned through their service and sacrifices. Although the covenant with Veterans is immutable, healthcare evolves and so must VHA.