Weekly Roundup: February 5-9, 2018

Friday, February 9th, 2018 - 15:27
John Kamensky

Weekly Roundup: January 8 - 12, 2018

Monday, January 15th, 2018 - 11:18
Michael J. Keegan

How Will Government Adapt?

Sunday, March 1st, 2015 - 12:32
The National Academy of Public Administration’s November 2014 annual meeting raised a number of key issues facing public administrators in coming years. The IBM Center for The Business of Government collaborated with the Academy to highlight some key findings and takeaways from that meeting.

How Will Government Adapt?: Positioning the IRS for the Next Decade

Wednesday, February 4th, 2015 - 11:38
Tuesday, February 3, 2015 - 09:26
Internal Revenue Service Commissioner John Koskinen shared his insights on his experiences to date in the closing session of the annual meeting of the National Academy of Public Administration in mid-November. 

Making Data Real – Lessons From and For Federal Leaders

Tuesday, December 16th, 2014 - 14:00
Tuesday, December 16, 2014 - 12:52
In this final installment, we provide highlights from these federal leaders on the most important ingredients for a successful analytics program.

Dean Silverman, IRS: Conversations on Using Analytics to Improve Mission Outcomes

Wednesday, October 29th, 2014 - 9:49
Wednesday, October 29, 2014 - 09:44
Mr. Silverman joined the IRS in 2011 to build an advanced analytics program.  The primary objectives for his analytics program are to reduce fraud and improper payments. His focus has been reducing Identity Theft and fraud in the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) program; reducing the tax gap (the difference between what is due from taxpayers and what is actually collected); and to identify improvements to core compliance challenges. Mr. Silverman offers the following lessons when using analytics:

Weekly Round-up: April 4, 2014

Friday, April 4th, 2014 - 9:07
Friday, April 4, 2014 - 08:53
John Kamensky

Realizing the Promise of Big Data

Wednesday, January 29th, 2014 - 16:17
Professor Desouza provides a clear and useful introduction to the concept of big data, which is receiving increasing attention as a term but also lacks a commonly understood definition. In describing big data, Desouza writes, “Big data is an evolving concept that refers to the growth of data and how it is used to optimize business processes, create customer value, and mitigate risks.” Desouza also describes the differences in the use of big data in the public and private sectors.

From Data to Decisions II: Building an Analytics Culture

Tuesday, October 16th, 2012 - 14:23
In our 2011 report on analytics use in the federal government, "From Data to Decisions: The Power of Analytics," we wrote about the tremendous budget pressures federal agencies face at a time when there is great public demand for government to be more effective and efficient. This report’s release sparked an overwhelmingly positive response from agency leaders and federal performance management practitioners who asked, “Where do we go from here?

Cutting Contractors

Monday, December 21st, 2009 - 21:53
 OMB released a report today, “Acquisition and Contracting Improvement Plans and Pilots:  Saving Money and Improving Government,” which follows up on its July 2009 directive that agencies trim 7 percent – about $40 billion -- from their contracting budgets over the next two years by improving their buying processes.