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The Responsibility of Government in Building Civic Engagement

Tuesday, September 6th, 2016 - 13:55
Tuesday, September 6, 2016 - 12:35
We should all see it as part of our civic duty to contribute toward the common good. However, many people do not connect with the governing process in a meaningful way. Perhaps this is where government can do more by further engaging citizens and driving civic awareness. Fortunately, there are a number of ways, already tested at multiple levels of government, that citizens can interact with public organizations and contribute to improved services for all.  Such examples are summarized below, and provide excellent models for government to enhance citizen engagement.

Leadership in Action - The Business of Government Magazine

Friday, July 29th, 2016 - 11:32
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This edition of the Business of Government magazine highlights strong leaders with the right talent who are charged with executing the business of government. Join host Michael Keegan as he tells the stories of such leaders as Anne Rung, Admiral Paul Zukunft, Dr. Reggie Brothers, Dr. David Bray, and LaVerne Council, outlines their collective challenges, illustrates their respective successes, shares the lessons they have learned – and ultimately, explore how best to help these leaders be effective.
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Mon, 09/12/2016
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This edition of the Business of Government magazine highlights strong leaders with the right talent who are charged with executing the business of government. Join us as leaders such as Anne Rung, Admiral Paul Zukunft, Dr. Reggie Brothers, Dr. David Bray, and LaVerne Council, outline their collective challenges, illustrate their respective successes, share the lessons they have learned – and ultimately, explore how best to help these leaders be effective.

From the Editor's Desk

Monday, July 18th, 2016 - 9:01
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This edition of the Business of Government magazine highlights strong leaders with the right talent who are charged with executing the business of government. These leaders are responsible for a vast array of government missions that comprise a significant chunk of the federal government budget.

Trend 2: Risk

Monday, November 11th, 2013 - 10:47
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Monday, November 11, 2013 - 09:38
Given budget austerity and increasingly complex challenges facing government executives, managing risk in the public sector has increasingly taken on new significance. Risks take on many forms, including national security risks via cyber­attacks, economic risks from natural disasters, budget and program risks, or privacy risk. However, government leaders lack an accepted culture and framework in which to properly understand, manage, and communicate risk.

Looking ahead at key challenges and opportunities for government

Monday, October 28th, 2013 - 11:35
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Monday, October 28, 2013 - 11:30
The Center’s new report is the result of multiple interviews with government leaders, an assessment of research and reports on challenges and opportunities from the Center and many other sources; and a roundtable involving key government, academic, and industry officials last May.  

From the Executive Director

Thursday, November 29th, 2012 - 15:30
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The combination of the “fiscal cliff”—involving debts, deficits, budgets, taxes—combined with the opportunities facing the administration, as well as the increased power of the Internet, social media, and “Big Data,” place government leaders in uncharted waters that hold the potential for great challenges, but also great opportunities. Now more than ever, stakeholders in the success of government must come forward with creative approaches to solving seemingly intractable problems.

2012 Call for Research Report Proposals

Thursday, September 27th, 2012 - 14:38
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Our aim is to produce research and analysis that helps government leaders more effectively respond to their mission and management challenges. The IBM Center is named "The Business of Government" because its focus is the management and operation of government, not the policies of government. Public sector leaders and managers need the best, most practical advice available when it comes to delivering the business of government. We seek to “bridge the gap” between research and practice by helping to stimulate and accelerate the production of actionable research.

Challenge.gov: Using Competitions and Awards to Spur Innovation

Thursday, August 30th, 2012 - 14:20
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One new approach is the use of challenges, which use “crowdsourcing” to canvass solution approaches for particular problems. Challenges open up new avenues for connecting people who have innovative ideas to people in government who can implement these ideas. A recent IBM Center report, Managing Innovation Prizes in Government by Luciano Kay, examined various models pioneered in the private sector to connect innovators with ideas to businesses looking to solve problems. This report by Dr.

Introduction: Leading in an Era of Complex Challenges

Wednesday, April 11th, 2012 - 16:13
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These types of challenges run the gamut from the 2008 meltdown of the global financial system to the Y2K challenge, pandemics, and natural and man-made disasters. Many are more difficult to anticipate, get out in front of, and handle. In most manifestations, they don’t follow orderly and linear processes.

Leading the U.S. Government Accountability Office: Insights from Gene Dodaro, Comptroller General

Wednesday, February 29th, 2012 - 12:51
Wednesday, February 29, 2012 - 10:11
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