Enabling technology will increase expectations and performance, while driving down costs. Technology, which has already had profound impact on government, will continue to be a game changer in the way government operates and interacts with the public. What is the “Internet of Things?"
In the 1990s, a new model of governance emerged – Reinventing Government. This model was rooted in private sector entrepreneurial approaches and market-like incentives. A new model – dubbed “New Power” – has emerged in the 2010s.
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.