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Re-Imagining Government Modernization

Tuesday, December 5th, 2017 - 13:14
Guest blogger: Tim Stitely, IBM Vice President for Federal Healthcare As the Former Chief Information Officer for the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and a civil servant for over 20 years from the level of clerk typist through the Senior Executive Service, I have seen many "Modernization" initiatives to optimize and otherwise change Government. Sometimes this is process-oriented or people-driven, and usually lands a lot on technology. The initiatives have come under many names, including Reinventing Government and the President’s Management Agenda.

Evolving the Workforce for A.I. Adoption

Tuesday, November 21st, 2017 - 14:15
Guest blogger: Doug McGovern, Chief Technology Officer for Intelligence Programs, IBM Global Business Services This panel was part of a Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence (A.I.) workshop held at the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency’s (NGA) headquarters in Springfield Virginia and was attended by industry, academia and Government. Keynotes were provided by several Government Senior Executives from the Intelligence Community.

Conversations with Authors: Jean Liedtka on the Uses of Design Thinking in Public Service

Monday, November 20th, 2017 - 15:59
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What is design thinking? How is design thinking being used to tackle public management challenges? Join us as we explore these questions and more with Prof. Jeanne Liedtka author of "Design Thinking for the Greater Good: Innovation in the Social Sector."
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Mon, 12/04/2017
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Digital Service Teams: Challenges and Recommendations for Government

Tuesday, November 14th, 2017 - 15:51
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Known as “tech surge teams,” they repair urgent technology failures and offer an alternative approach to rethinking processes and implementation strategies in government digital transformation projects. This report shares insights about three types of digital service teams: Centralized teams that directly support national priorities such as the U.S. Digital Service (USDS), or the UK’s Government Digital Service

Transforming Government Through Technology

Tuesday, November 14th, 2017 - 15:28
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This cost-saving objective is highlighted in The Government We Need released by the Technology CEO Council (TCC) and supported by the IBM Center for The Business of Government. The report detailed how, if implemented effectively, technology-based reforms could reduce federal costs by more than $1 trillion over the next decade.

Changing the Way the U.S. Air Force Does IT: A Conversation with Bill Marion, Deputy Chief of Information Dominance and Deputy Chief Information Officer, U.S. Air Force

Tuesday, November 14th, 2017 - 14:26
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Information that is secure, accurate, reliable, and timely enables information dominance. This provides the war fighter with the best ability to make decisions that outpace their adversary. Innovation alone will not enable information dominance. Rapid and agile acquisition is critical to ensuring IT and operational technology can respond to dynamic cyber requirements.

Immersive Technology Part II - Augmented Reality

Thursday, November 9th, 2017 - 12:51
While virtual reality has many applications, which were explored in part one of this series, the potential for virtual reality is bound by the need for a user to be completely immersed in a simulated world. Augmented reality, on the other hand, blends the real world with computer-generated components in a way that the two can seamlessly interact. Augmented reality can move with you and can be accessible to anyone with a smart phone.

Transforming Government Through Technology with Dan Chenok and Haynes Cooney

Friday, November 3rd, 2017 - 12:34
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Transforming Government Through Technology with Dan Chenok and Haynes Cooney. How can technology transform the way government does business? How can the federal government reduce costs and improve services by adapting private sector cost reduction strategies and technologies? What are those specific cost reduction strategies? Join us as we explore these questions and more.
Radio show date: 
Mon, 11/06/2017
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Making sense of the IT Modernization challenge

Monday, October 2nd, 2017 - 9:13
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Guest bloggers: Mike Conger and Michael Preis, IBM Global Business Services.

Immersive Technology for Government: Part 1 - Virtual Reality

Monday, September 18th, 2017 - 14:05
While training is a valuable application for this technology, it is not the only one. There are a number of other opportunities to drive mission results using immersive technologies, including augmented reality. While virtual and augmented reality have been used interchangeably at times, these are two different experiences under the same umbrella of immersive technology. Virtual reality is a fully immersive, computer-generated simulation, which includes visual and auditory inputs. With virtual reality the user is taken out of their real environment.
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