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Call for Research Proposals 2015-2016

Monday, August 24th, 2015 - 11:34
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The IBM Center for The Business of Government connects research to practice, merging real world experience with practical scholarship. The intent is to spark the imagination—crafting new ways of thinking about government by identifying trends, new ideas, and best practices in public management that can help government executives respond more effectively to their mission and management priorities. More than two years ago, the IBM Center for The Business of Government put forward a research agenda that identified six trends driving change in government:

Measuring Up: How Can CIOs Take Stock?

Thursday, August 13th, 2015 - 8:35
Thursday, August 13, 2015 - 08:26
Information technology has made possible the availability of real-time data and the tools to display that data, such as dash­boards, scorecards, and heat maps. This has boosted the use of data and evidence by government decision makers in meeting their agency and program missions. But what about the use of performance metrics by agency chief information officers themselves?

Joe Klimavicz

Wednesday, August 5th, 2015 - 12:38
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What is the U.S. Department of Justice’s information technology strategy? How is the DOJ keeping pace with transformative IT advances? What is the DOJ doing to build a Future Ready Workforce? Join host Michael Keegan as he explores these questions and so much more with our very special guest, Joe Klimavicz, Chief Information Officer, U.S. Department of Justice
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Mon, 08/17/2015
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What is the U.S. Department of Justice’s information technology strategy? How is the DOJ keeping pace with transformative IT advances? What is the DOJ doing to build a Future Ready Workforce? Join host Michael Keegan as he explores these questions and so much more with our very special guest, Joe Klimavicz, Chief Information Officer, U.S. Department of Justice.

Creating a Balanced Portfolio of Information Technology Metrics

Tuesday, August 4th, 2015 - 15:08
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Information technology has made possible the availability of real-time data and the tools to display that data, such as dashboards, scorecards, and heat maps. This has boosted the use of data and evidence by government decision makers in meeting their agency and program missions. But what about the use of performance metrics by agency chief information officers themselves?

Weekly Roundup July 31, 2015

Friday, July 31st, 2015 - 16:29
Friday, July 31, 2015 - 16:17
John Kamensky

Weekly Roundup July 24, 2015

Friday, July 24th, 2015 - 2:41
Friday, July 24, 2015 - 02:28
Michael J. Keegan

DHS Deputy Secretary Ali Mayorkas on Managing the U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Thursday, July 23rd, 2015 - 14:56
Thursday, July 23, 2015 - 12:27
Since its inception the US Department of Homeland Security, DHS, has undertaken numerous reviews and reorganizations in an ongoing effort to increase the department's efficiency and effectiveness in managing its wide ranging complex mission set.

Weekly Roundup July 17, 2015

Friday, July 17th, 2015 - 12:25
Friday, July 17, 2015 - 12:25
John Kamensky Prairie Dog Companions?  A Federal News Radio online survey “shows feds are happiest when they work in offices where they can close their doors. Cubicles and open spaces with little separating them from colleagues are a recipe for distraction and lower productivity, they say. ‘My colleagues just pop up like prairie dogs and ask me questions all day,’ said one respondent.”

Aligning mission support with mission delivery: Interview with Ellen Herbst, CFO, U.S. Dept of Commerce

Monday, July 13th, 2015 - 13:07
Monday, July 13, 2015 - 12:30
A clear strategic focus and sound management are essential to the effective stewardship of taxpayer dollars, enabling agency decision makers to make tough choices on a day-to-day basis and for long-term management challenges. Given the critical challenges facing government today, the ability of government executives to properly align mission support functions with mission delivery can help them respond more effectively to their mission and management challenges simultaneously, as well as drive change within their department.

Tools to Innovate: Data Analytics, Risk Management, and Shared Services

Monday, July 13th, 2015 - 11:04
Today, governments have access to a variety of tools to successfully implement agency programs. For example, Data Analytics—especially of financial data—can be used to better inform decision making by ensuring agencies have the information they need at the point of time that it can be most effective. In addition, governments at all levels can more effectively address risks using new Risk Management approaches. And finally, Shared Services can not only save money, but also stimulate innovation, improve decisionmaking, and increase the quality of services expected by citizens.