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Drivers Transforming Government: People

Thursday, December 7th, 2017 - 13:54
Note:  The IBM Center recently released Seven Drivers Transforming Government, a series of essays exploring key drivers of change in government. It is based on our research and numerous insights shared by current and former government officials.  This blog is the fifth in a series of excerpts from each of the seven essays.

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:

How Co-Working Might Effect Government

Monday, October 23rd, 2017 - 13:45
The benefits of the space are flexibility, no need to sign a long-term lease, collaboration – people can share ideas with other officemates who may be in a completely different field -- and productivity – being around dynamic and committed workers motivates performance.  Coworking spaces are all over the world.  Picture working in a colorful office with designers and architects at “Patchwork” in Paris or a former Wonder Bread factory with tech startups at “WeWork” locations in the US.  The concept is the same from location to location, but

Managing the Government’s Executive Talent

Monday, October 19th, 2015 - 12:42
For the next administration, the management of the federal workforce—including executives—will be a critical factor in the president’s success. The president’s political appointees will work with members of the career Senior Executive Service (SES) to direct the work of agencies and departments.

Joe Klimavicz

Wednesday, August 5th, 2015 - 12:38
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What is the U.S. Department of Justice’s information technology strategy? How is the DOJ keeping pace with transformative IT advances? What is the DOJ doing to build a Future Ready Workforce? Join host Michael Keegan as he explores these questions and so much more with our very special guest, Joe Klimavicz, Chief Information Officer, U.S. Department of Justice
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What is the U.S. Department of Justice’s information technology strategy? How is the DOJ keeping pace with transformative IT advances? What is the DOJ doing to build a Future Ready Workforce? Join host Michael Keegan as he explores these questions and so much more with our very special guest, Joe Klimavicz, Chief Information Officer, U.S. Department of Justice.

Eight Actions to Improve Defense Acquisition

Tuesday, December 17th, 2013 - 11:48
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Tuesday, December 17, 2013 - 10:38
In this report, the authors look back at history, noting that the Department of Defense (DoD) has made numerous attempts to reform its acquisition system over the last 50 years, but that these and similar reforms have pro­duced only modest improvements.

Revitalizing Public Service: Insights from Max Stier President and CEO, Partnership for Public Service

Friday, May 25th, 2012 - 13:54
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Today the country faces challenges of unprecedented complexity, from guiding an economy through crisis to expanding healthcare coverage. To meet these and a myriad of other challenges will require transforming the way government works while also inspiring the best and brightest to choose public service.

Customer Service Bill Is Resurrected

Wednesday, April 25th, 2012 - 14:36
Following the customer service initiatives launched by Gore’s reinventing government team in the 1990s, the federal government has waxed and waned on the importance of customer service in the course of serving the public.  Now that citizen satisfaction with government services is under 20 percent, a new law may turbo charge the emphasis if it is passed, since it would tie customer service to employees’ performance ratings. Background

Four Methods for Creating Thriving Employees

Monday, February 6th, 2012 - 11:05
Monday, February 6, 2012 - 10:00
Their article doesn’t focus on creating happy employees but rather “thriving” employees.  They say the focus should not be on creating contentment but engagement. After all, “contentment” connotes a degree of complacency, note the authors of the article.

The Three Hats of Mission Support Leaders

Thursday, November 10th, 2011 - 11:00
Thursday, November 10, 2011 - 09:56
And the question was raised none too soon – President Obama that morning issued an executive order, “Promoting Efficient Spending,” directing more cuts in administrative costs, on top of the $2.1 billion already ordered, according to Government Executive.
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