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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.

A New Avenue of Expert Insight: The Former Government Executives Council

Monday, August 7th, 2017 - 13:59
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Members of the FEGC offer innovative ideas to improve government based on their past and extensive experience as senior officials at the Federal, State, and local levels. They provide thought leadership that draws on lessons learned and effective practice developed during their careers in government.

How Can Blockchain Technology Help Government Drive Economic Activity?

Tuesday, August 1st, 2017 - 10:56
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Post 1 (of 3):  A Blueprint Discussion on Identity By Guest Bloggers: Thomas Hardjono, MIT and Pete Teigen, IBM The blockchain transformation of the economy will require agreements on standards and processes across institutions around the world, as well as major social, legal and political change. -WSJ [1] Transformative scenarios, such as large-scale public identity systems, will deliver enormous value. -HBR [2]

Improving Federal Program Management & Acquisition: Adopting Industry Practices

Thursday, July 27th, 2017 - 10:26
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The impetus for this event was the coalescing of the Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act in 2015, the Program Management Improvement and Accountability Act of 2016, and guidance from the executive branch, which have combined to drive changes that will affect contractors as well as the federal government.

Forthcoming Research Reports

Friday, July 21st, 2017 - 10:41
We are pleased to announce our forthcoming 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 these reports to be published late 2017/2018. Short summaries of each report are included. Cross-Agency Collaboration: A Case Study of Cross-Agency Priority Goals By John Kamensky, IBM Center for The Business of Government

How to Avoid Four Fatal Flaws When Designing Your Government Performance Management System

Monday, July 17th, 2017 - 14:44
Most “Government Performance Management Systems” suffer from serious conceptual flaws that have regularly proven to be fatal. For example, often there are no consequences for “good” or “bad” performance in government. Thus, even a good performance measurement system is a waste of time.  In addition, performance measurement systems in government lack: (a) upfront prioritization of goals and objectives; (b) upfront agreement on how to judge deviation from targets; and (c) focus on the whole of organization. * * * * *

Former Government Executives Council

Wednesday, July 12th, 2017 - 21:13
The Former Government Executives Council provides insight and innovative ideas to improve government based on their past and extensive experience as senior officials at the Federal, State, and local levels. They provide thought leadership that draws on lessons learned and effective practice developed during their careers in government. Members of the FEGC are available as expert resources, speakers, or senior advisors. Please contact any one of our team to explore how the FEGC can help with improving effectiveness and efficiency across the public sector.

Indian Government Reform Priorities: Lessons for the U.S.

Thursday, June 8th, 2017 - 10:13
I was in India recently, along with IBM Center Executive Director Dan Chenok, to participate in a forum entitled “The Business of Government: Learnings from Global Experiences,” which was co-sponsored by the IBM Center for The Business of Government along with the National Institution for Transforming India, the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry, and the Indian School of Business. The goal was to discuss best practices in effective service delivery and governance, and how thought leadership from academia and business might support the Indian government going forward.

Weekly Roundup: April 17-21, 2017

Saturday, April 22nd, 2017 - 14:32
  John Kamensky

Transforming Government Through Technology

Sunday, March 26th, 2017 - 13:30
The federal government can reduce costs while improving services by adapting private sector cost reduction strategies and technologies to achieve similar benefits in government. This objective is highlighted by a recent report, led by the Technology CEO Council (TCC), in which the IBM Center for The Business of Government participated. In “The Government We Need,” TCC members detail how, if implemented effectively, technology-based reforms could reduce federal costs by more than $1 trillion over the next decade.