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Seven Drivers of Government Transformation: The Center Looks Ahead

Wednesday, November 1st, 2017 - 11:02
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In 2018, the IBM Center for The Business of Government marks its twentieth year of connecting research to practice in helping to improve government.  The IBM Center con­tinues to execute on its ultimate mission: to assist public sector executives and manag­ers in addressing real world problems with practical ideas and original thinking to improve government.

Seven Drivers Transforming Government

Wednesday, November 1st, 2017 - 10:26
The Center supports leading researchers to identify trends, new ideas, and best practices—crafting actionable approaches that support government decision-makers in addressing mission delivery and management challenges, through strategies and actions that promote efficiency and effectiveness. Based on our recent research and perspectives shared by current and former government leaders, this special report identifies seven drivers for transforming government in the years to come:

Insider Threats Part III: Advanced Analytic Techniques and the Challenges of Implementation

Wednesday, October 18th, 2017 - 12:55
The first two blogs in this Insider Threats series presented an overview of Insider Threat policies and key organizations and an assessment of current and recommended strategies for mitigating Insider Threats, respectively. 

Insider Threats Part II: Current and Recommended Strategies to Mitigate Insider Threats

Monday, October 16th, 2017 - 10:29
The first blog in this series presented information about Insider Threat policies and key organizations working to prevent Insider Threats.  This blog will focus on current, IT-based, and recommended, whole-person risk-rating, efforts to detect and prevent Insider Threats.  The next blog

Insider Threats Part I: Background and Organizations Working to Counter Insider Threats

Thursday, October 12th, 2017 - 13:37
Yet, the seriousness of Insider Threats motivates the ongoing efforts to implement systems and processes to inhibit their effects.  As the first in a three-part series on Insider Threats, this blog seeks to address the following: Part (1) What are the key organizations working on the Insider Threat problem (the post below, followed by the next two parts). Part (2) current and recommended strategies to countering Insider Threats, and Part (3) potential future strategies to counter Insider Threats. Defining an Insider Threat

When Are Managers Willing to Take Risks?

Wednesday, September 6th, 2017 - 12:19
The common perception is that, as a group, federal managers tend to be risk adverse.  However, new research based on data from the annual federal employee viewpoint survey concludes that the answer is: it depends.  Managers in both high-performing and low-performing organizations tend to be risk takers.  They probably feel they have little to lose by trying something new.  In contrast, managers in stable, middle-of-the-road organizations tend to be risk adverse and do not want to rock the boat by taking risks.

Weekly Roundup: May 29 – June 2, 2017

Friday, June 2nd, 2017 - 11:01
John Kamensky Risk & Reform. In an op-ed for Government Executive, Linda Miller writes: “Making decisions about which programs to eliminate or how to restructure the organizational functions of an agency is a challenge. It’s even more difficult when an agency lacks adequate information on either performance or risk or a mechanism with which to analyze it.”

Risk Management and Reducing Improper Payments: A Case Study of the U.S. Department of Labor

Thursday, February 16th, 2017 - 12:02
This report continues the IBM Center’s long interest in risk management with a specific focus on employing risk management strategies to reduce improper payments in the U S Department of Labor’s (DOL) Unemployment Insurance (UI) program. There is a long tradition of public management scholarship that has provided empirical support for the hypothesis that management matters for government performance. One specific management activity that has been growing in prominence in federal agencies over the last several years is risk management.

The IBM Center for The Business of Government

Monday, September 12th, 2016 - 20:17
The IBM Center for The Business of Government connects research to practice, applying scholarship to real world issues and decisions for government. The Center stimulates research and facilitates discussion of new approaches to improving the effectiveness of government at the federal, state, local, and international levels.