The National Academy of Public Administration’s recent annual meeting raises a number of key issues facing public administrators in coming years. Over the next few weeks, the IBM Center for The Business of Government will collaborate with the Academy to highlight some key findings and takeaways from that meeting, via a series of blog posts (culminating in a full summary at the end of the series).
President Obama recently proposed a new White House Leadership Development Program. The goal is to expose rising leaders to the experience of solving challenges across agency boundaries. This could ultimately lead to a new capacity in government – a cadre of experienced executives who know how to get things done collaboratively.
As I wrote on October 23, the government faces many challenges in implementing successful health care information exchanges that improve the efficiency and effectiveness of care delivery. This first follow-up post discusses the importance of standards and interoperability to this effort, and leading work done by the government to promote such efforts.
In 2014, as has been the case for each of our past 16 years, the IBM Center engaged in many significant discussions with government leaders through our weekly radio show; benefited from groundbreaking research by a wide variety of leading academics and other stakeholders in the success of government; and published numerous articles and blogs to highlight key issues facing the public sector
Earlier this fall, we co-hosted an event with the Partnership for Public Service that featured three federal executives leading innovative analytic efforts in their agencies. Over the last few weeks, we extended the conversation by blogging on seven government executives who successfully implemented analytics initiatives in their agencies. They shared their insights on ways to be successful, and hurdles to be mindful of, when beginning an analytics initiative.
This week, John Kamensky and I were privileged to attend the meeting of Senior Executives at the Washington Hilton, at which President Obama spoke as well as several agency heads. The event helped to frame why executive leadership remains a critical core of Federal workforce productivity and effectiveness on behalf of the American people, and the President introduced several initiatives intended to strengthen the executive core as well as the services that they lead for the Nation.