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Friday, April 17th, 2015 - 10:06
Published twice a year, the Business of Government magazine offers leadership profiles and fresh perspectives on government today.  View all of our previous magazine editions.
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Participatory Budgeting: Ten Actions to Engage Citizens via Social Media Platforms

Monday, April 13th, 2015 - 14:09
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Participatory budgeting offers promise in improving citizen engagement. But critics claim that participation rates are not high enough to be of any value and may actually undermine the broader public interest. However, the use of social media in the participatory budgeting process holds promise for increasing participation in community life for citizens—especially among younger citizens who are comfortable engaging digitally. Read more.....

Perspective on the PerformanceStat Potential: A Leadership Strategy for Producing Results

Monday, April 13th, 2015 - 13:47
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Today governments at all levels employ PerformanceStat, a focused effort by government executives to exploit the power, purpose and motivation, responsibility and discretion, data and meetings, analysis and learning, feedback and follow-up, all to improve government’s performance.

From Data to Decisions to Action— The Evolving Use of Data and Analytics in Government

Monday, April 13th, 2015 - 13:44
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Private sector companies have been analyzing data successfully for some time to gain a competitive edge, improve decision making, achieve better financial outcomes, and improve customer service. Now, government agencies, operating in a similarly data-intensive environment, are pressed to do the same. Although the competitive edge for government agencies isn’t the same as the private sector, today’s government executives seek a performance edge, which involves increasing the efficiency of operations, effectively meeting their missions, mitigating risks, and increasing citizen

Insights from Victor Gavin, Program Executive Officer, Enterprise Information Systems, U.S. Department of the Navy

Monday, April 13th, 2015 - 13:26
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Today’s warfighter depends on the availability of and access to high quality, timely, and reliable information, and the technology that makes it all possible. The Navy’s Program Executive Office for Enterprise Information Systems plays a significant role in ensuring that the service develops, acquires, fields, and sustains enterprise network, business and fleet support information technology systems for the warfighters. What are the strategic priorities for the Navy’s Program Executive Office for Enterprise Information Systems? How is the Navy balancing cost with systems capability?

From the Managing Editor's Desk

Monday, April 13th, 2015 - 13:10
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To complement these examples of leadership in action, I also highlight the practical, actionable research done by some of the most recognized and respected thought leaders in public management. It is the unique mission of this magazine, and the IBM Center for The Business of Government as a whole, to connect research to practice, merging real world experience with practical scholarship.

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Michael Keegan
By Michael J. Keegan

Conversations with Leaders

Insights

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Using Innovation and Technology to Improve City Services

Thursday, April 9th, 2015 - 11:27
In this report, Professor Greenberg examines a dozen cities across the United States that have award-winning reputations for using innovation and technology to improve the services they provide to their residents. She explores a variety of success factors associated with effective service delivery at the local level, including:

Cloud Implementation in the Agencies: Challenges and Opportunities Ahead (Part 2)

Wednesday, March 18th, 2015 - 23:00
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Thursday, March 19, 2015 - 16:56
In a post yesterday, I shared the first three themes that emerged from the discussion. Today's post addresses the next three themes:

Cloud Implementation in the Agencies: Challenges and Opportunities Ahead

Tuesday, March 17th, 2015 - 23:00
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Wednesday, March 18, 2015 - 16:58
Participants shared keen insights and perspectives about success factors, lessons learned, and areas where further thinking and research would benefit government. Six key themes emerged from the discussion:
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