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Improvement

Helping Government Address Major Challenges and Opportunities

Thursday, June 9th, 2016 - 11:46
Effective and innovative approaches for managing people, processes, and technologies can support agencies to deliver critical missions effectively, bolstering the government’s ability to serve the citizen and protect the Nation. Enabling the public sector to deliver on mission priorities remains a major research theme of the IBM Center for The Business of Government.   Making this vital connection between outcomes that agencies strive f

A New Road to Innovation: The U.S. Government Takes Major Strides Forward

Monday, April 13th, 2015 - 14:58
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These efforts are increasing federal employees’ ability to introduce commercial best practice into how the government operates. These initiatives also help government to move more quickly from concept development to implementation, often by leveraging “agile” methodologies that build capability incrementally by expanding what works and learning from mistakes along the way.

Seven Management Imperatives

Saturday, June 4th, 2011 - 14:36
  Periodically the IBM Center staff steps back and reflects on the insights provided by its authors of more than 300 research reports and by some 300 senior government executives interviewed over the past 13 years.  Through our research and interviews, we identified several broad societal trends that we believe are changing the game for successful leadership at all levels of government.

Value – What is it and how can we improve it?

Wednesday, October 6th, 2010 - 7:15
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Wednesday, October 6, 2010 - 07:13
Here is a simple way of expressing value in terms that we intuitively understand:          

An Opportunity to Improve Performance

Friday, October 1st, 2010 - 10:53
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Thursday, September 30, 2010 - 17:00
Globalization, increasing and asymmetric threats, technological advance, fundamental changes in demographics, amazing innovations in healthcares and emerging environmental considerations --- all are changing the world around us, our daily lives, our ecosystem and even our patterns of thinking.  

Jennifer Main interview

Friday, October 30th, 2009 - 20:00
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Jennifer Main is the Chief Financial Officer, Office of Financial Stability U.S. Department of the Treasury
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Sat, 10/31/2009
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Jennifer Main(Jenni) is the Chief Financial Officer, Assistant Secretary for Financial Stability, Under Secretary for Domestic Finance at the Department of the Treasury.
Prior to that she was named Chief Financial Officer (CFO) in October 2005, after serving as the Deputy Chief Financial Officer for three years. Prior to joining SBA, she was a Senior Manager with KPMG Consulting's banking practice where she worked with private and public sector financial institutions. She is also a successful entrepreneur, having started a small business in 1998 that provided financial analysis to lenders nationwide. The company was sold to a venture capital firm in 2000.
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Designing and Managing Cross Sector Collaboration:A Case Study in Reducing Traffic Congestion

Tuesday, October 6th, 2009 - 17:27
Collaboration is a way of creating institutional change. As relationships are developed among government agencies and across sectors, existing organizationalstructures, processes, and norms are changed, and new practices are adopted. In this context, collaborative work can become a catalyst for transcending existing institutional structures and approaches.

Government Security Initiatives with an Impact on the Transition

Tuesday, October 6th, 2009 - 16:40
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One of the aspects that makes the 2008-2009 transition sucha well thought out one is the groundwork laid by governmentactions taken to enhance national security. The Congress andthe president viewed a smooth transition a national securitynecessity and both branches took action on issues relatedto getting a new administration up and running as soon aspossible. The impetus for much of their preparatory workwas the events of September 11, 2001. The attacks on theUnited States that day had a substantial impact on the shape

The Transparency and Accountability Challenge in the Subaward of Federal Funds

Tuesday, October 6th, 2009 - 16:17
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Transparency is one of the current buzzwords, which is notnecessarily bad. A keystone of democracy is accountabilityand transparency, i.e., providing information is one way forthe government to be accountable. Since no one wants tolook bad, transparency can be a major impetus for programimprovement.

Transparency For What?

Tuesday, October 6th, 2009 - 16:08
The most effective way to access an agency’s accountability is with information about the performance of its programs: whether and how the agency is managing its resources to avoid waste, fraud, and abuse; the important amounts in its financial statements, their significance to the agency’s programs, whether and why these amounts have changed from the prior year; and conditions, trends, events, both existing today or likely in the future.
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