Using the C-Suite to Manage your Risky Business

Monday, February 17th, 2014 - 10:01
Monday, February 17, 2014 - 08:51
As the world becomes more digitized and interconnected, the door to emerging threats and proprietary data leaks has opened wider. The number of security breaches affecting enterprises across numerous industries continues to grow, seemingly day-by-day. Once a topic restricted to the IT organization, it is now unquestionably a C-suite priority. A strong plan for risk management throughout the organization has become essential.

Previous Center Newsletters

Thursday, October 3rd, 2013 - 14:14
Interested in reviewing one of our previous newsletters?  Below is a listing of previous newsletters.  Sign up to receive our e-newsletters in the future. Enterprise Risk Management and How Inspectors General Work with Agencies and Congress - May 18, 2015
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2012 Call for Research Report Proposals

Thursday, September 27th, 2012 - 14:38
Our aim is to produce research and analysis that helps government leaders more effectively respond to their mission and management challenges. The IBM Center is named "The Business of Government" because its focus is the management and operation of government, not the policies of government. Public sector leaders and managers need the best, most practical advice available when it comes to delivering the business of government. We seek to “bridge the gap” between research and practice by helping to stimulate and accelerate the production of actionable research.

Assessing the Value of Intelligence: Lessons for Leaders

Monday, May 14th, 2012 - 10:24
Applying power in all its forms to secure the present and future is ultimately a leadership challenge. That challenge is especially complex in the current century when the forms and patterns of security are changing in so many ways at an accelerated pace than ever before. The capabilities required to threaten a nation, region, or even global stability are available to both rich and impoverished nation states, as well as small networks of people who can and do operate relatively independent of any nation state. There is more data available than ever before to make sense of this era.

Malcolm Jackson

Thursday, March 1st, 2012 - 14:15
Mr. Jackson's leadership focus includes IT strategic planning and governance, IT investment management and government transparency.
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Malcolm Jackson

Malcolm Jackson

Thursday, March 1st, 2012 - 14:12
Malcolm D. Jackson is EPA’s Assistant Administrator for the Office of Environmental Information and Chief Information Officer. In this dual role, Mr. Jackson is responsible for IT operations and security, information quality and collection, and access to environmental information including the Toxics Release Inventory. His leadership focus includes IT strategic planning and governance, IT investment management and government transparency.

OMB’s Recent CIO Memorandum: Clarifying and Reinforcing CIO Primary Responsibilities

Wednesday, August 31st, 2011 - 7:56
Wednesday, August 31, 2011 - 07:52
Earlier this month, OMB Director Jacob Lew released a memorandum for the heads of all Federal Departments and Agencies, which focused on four areas for which all Federal Chief Information Officers (CIOs) have authority and “a lead role”: Governance, Commodity IT, Program Management, and Information Security.  The Memorandum further reinforced responsibilities of the Federal CIO Council to manage the Federal IT portfolio across agency boundaries.

Perspectives on Power, Security, and Leadership with General Anthony Zinni (USMC Ret.)

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2011 - 15:29
Wednesday, August 3, 2011 - 14:53
Aspects of Power in 21st Century World PoliticsI think we have to understand how much the world has changed in the last two decades, beginning with the fall of the Soviet Union. It’s much more interdependent because of globalization, the rise of information technology, and the migration of peoples. There have been power shifts.

Perspectives on the Future of Power, Security, and Leadership with Professor Joseph S. Nye, Jr., Harvard University

Wednesday, July 20th, 2011 - 16:13
Wednesday, July 20, 2011 - 15:02
Power and its Dimensions in 21st Century World Affairs - Power is simply the ability to affect others to get the things you want. There are three ways to make this happen. You can threaten people with coercion: sticks. You can pay them: carrots. We sometimes talk about power as though it’s just twisting arms, but that’s not accurate.

Seven Management Imperatives: Imperative Five - Respond to the New Security Environment

Monday, July 18th, 2011 - 9:06
Monday, July 18, 2011 - 09:02
  Government leaders and managers have a fundamental responsibility to protect citizens from security threats. The weapons and tactics employed in many of today’s security threats do not require the traditional armies of the past. Malicious groups of people, down to a hostile individual operating within the homeland, can acquire and employ commercially available technology to inflict major destruction.