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Michael Keegan
By Michael J. Keegan

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From the Managing Editor's Desk

Thursday, April 10th, 2014 - 14:53
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In meeting varied missions, government executives confront significant challenges. Responding properly to them must be guided and informed by the harsh fiscal and budgetary realities of the day. It can no longer be simply a wishful platitude that government do more with less. Leaders need to change the way government does business to make smarter use of increasingly limited resources—leveraging technology and innovation to be more efficient, effective, anticipatory, adaptive, and evidence-based in delivering missions and securing the public trust.

Six Trends Driving Change in Government: Examples of Agencies Leveraging Change

Thursday, April 10th, 2014 - 14:41
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Since the creation of the IBM Center for The Business of Government over 15 years ago, it has been our goal to help public sector leaders and managers address real-world problems by sponsoring independent, third-party research from top minds in academe and the nonprofit sector.

The Business of Government Magazine -- A SPECIAL EDITION of The Business of Government Hour.

Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014 - 13:16
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This edition of The Business of Government magazine underscores the importance of correlating short-term decision-making with long-range consequences. We highlight the latest trends and best practices for improving government effectiveness by introducing you to key government executives, detailing the work of public management practitioners, and offering insights from leading academics.
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Mon, 04/28/2014
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This edition of The Business of Government magazine underscores the importance of correlating short-term decision-making with long-range consequences. We highlight the latest trends and best practices for improving government effectiveness by introducing you to key government executives, detailing the work of public management practitioners, and offering insights from leading academics.

2013–2014 Call for Research Report Proposals

Sunday, March 9th, 2014 - 10:51
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Since the creation of the IBM Center for The Business of Government over 15 years ago, it has been our goal to help public sector leaders and managers address real-world problems by sponsoring independent, third-party research from top minds in academe and the nonprofit sector. We aim to produce research and analysis that helps government leaders respond more effectively to their mission and management challenges.

Curtis Coy

Friday, February 14th, 2014 - 16:27
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How does the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs promote employment opportunities for veterans? What is VA doing to enhance opportunities for veterans to obtain knowledge and skills to properly transition into civilian life? What programs provide opportunities for veterans to obtain, retain and adapt at home? Join host Michael Keegan as he explores these questions and more with Curtis Coy, Deputy Under Secretary for Economic Opportunity at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs - Next week on The Business of Government Hour.
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Mon, 03/03/2014
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How does the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs promote employment opportunities for veterans? What is VA doing to enhance opportunities for veterans to obtain knowledge and skills to properly transition into civilian life? What programs provide opportunities for veterans to obtain, retain and adapt at home?

Looking ahead at key challenges and opportunities for government

Monday, October 28th, 2013 - 11:35
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Monday, October 28, 2013 - 11:30
The Center’s new report is the result of multiple interviews with government leaders, an assessment of research and reports on challenges and opportunities from the Center and many other sources; and a roundtable involving key government, academic, and industry officials last May.  

Previous Center Newsletters

Thursday, October 3rd, 2013 - 14:14
Interested in reviewing one of our previous newsletters?  Below is a listing of previous newsletters.  Sign up to receive our e-newsletters in the future. Success Factors in Agile Delivery and Engaging Citizens in Co-Creation in Public Services. January 27, 2014
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What Agency Leaders Need to Know About Federal Acquisition

Tuesday, September 3rd, 2013 - 12:12
Tuesday, September 3, 2013 - 11:30
Most agencies in the U.S. government rely on products—goods and services—acquired through contracts to perform core functions, pursue agency objectives, and achieve mission success. In FY12, the federal government acquired $517 billion worth of products through contracts.

Leadership in Action -- Summer 2013 The Business of Government Magazine (NEW)

Wednesday, August 14th, 2013 - 10:59
Wednesday, August 14, 2013 - 09:30
Over the past 15 years, the IBM Center for The Business of Government has sought to connect public management research with practice.
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