How Can Government Best Integrate and Share Information, at Home and Abroad?

Tuesday, November 28th, 2017 - 12:12
The IBM Center for the Business of Government hosted a recent Roundtable discussion with current and former government leaders and stakeholders about integrating and analyzing data within and across governments across the Atlantic to improve threat prediction and prevention. This initial discussion focused on how the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) information sharing enterprise can have greatest impact and interaction with partners. 

Weekly Roundup: November 13 - November 17, 2017

Friday, November 17th, 2017 - 15:25
Michael J. Keegan VA needs money fast for health record program. Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin is ready to sign a contract with electronic health records firm Cerner to replace the agency's aging, homegrown Vista system. But to get moving on the deal quickly, VA needs to move some money around. The department wants to move fast, with an initial rollout of the new system planned for 18 months after the contract is signed.

Weekly Roundup: November 6 – November 10, 2017

Friday, November 10th, 2017 - 18:40
John Kamensky

Using Data: From Hammer to Flashlight

Tuesday, October 31st, 2017 - 10:13
The “use of data” step is complicated by two elements:  Who would use it?, and For what purpose?

Weekly Roundup: October 16-20, 2017

Monday, October 23rd, 2017 - 10:30
John Kamensky

Mark Fuge

Friday, October 20th, 2017 - 12:55
What is Data-Driven Design? What are some of the key challenges in this area? How are Data-Driven Design models being used in government? Join us as we explore these questions with Mark Fuge, Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, at the University of Maryland.
Radio show date: 
Mon, 10/23/2017
Intro text: 
Dr. Fuge's research focuses on developing machine learning algorithms that learn from and subsequently aid human design and creativity; a mixture of topics that he calls Design Informatics. This involves using a combination of artificial intelligence, machine learning, computational linguistics, ethnography, human-computer interaction, social science, and crowdsourcing techniques to analyze and build web-based software tools for designers on top of scalable machine learning systems.

Weekly Roundup: July 31 - August 4, 2017

Friday, August 4th, 2017 - 14:06
Good News: Acquisition Reform Works. Steve Kelman writes in FCW: “cost growth in the development of new weapons systems has slowed.”  He explored “why” and concluded that the acquisition reforms over the past decade has finally made a difference.

Announcing the Center’s Newest Research Report Topics

Wednesday, July 5th, 2017 - 13:22
We are pleased to announce our latest round of awards for new reports on key public sector challenges, which respond to priorities identified in the Center's research agenda. Our content is intended to stimulate and accelerate the production of practical research that benefits public sector leaders and managers. We expect the following reports to be published in early 2018. Short summaries of each report follow. Modernizing Government IT  by Dr. Gregory S. Dawson, Arizona State University

Weekly Roundup: June 26-30, 2017

Friday, June 30th, 2017 - 13:44
John Kamensky Restored Faith.  FedScoop reports on comments by Cong. Gerry Connelly at a conference, noting: “With agencies now required to report their spending data in compliance with the Digital Accountability and Transparency Act, it’s a chance for the federal government to earn some trust from the American people.”

Ten Success Factors in Implementing Large Initiatives

Thursday, June 22nd, 2017 - 10:50
However, last month the federal government managed a quiet, yet successful, implementation of a key element of the DATA Act. A website of financial data from across the government went “live,” and nothing bad happened! What lessons were learned that could be applied to other large-scale, government-wide initiatives in the future? A panel sponsored by the National Academy of Public Administration recently explored this question.