The Director of the Office of Management and Budget, Shaun Donovan, put agencies on notice last week that the Administration is doubling down on the implementation of its priorities and tracking progress more closely.
It started two decades ago with CompStat in the New York City Police Department and
quickly jumped to police agencies across the world as well as to other agencies within
New York City. It was adapted by the City of Baltimore, which created CitiStat, the first
application of this leadership strategy to an entire jurisdiction.
The U.S. Department of Energy is
responsible for advancing the energy,
environmental, and nuclear security
of the United States, promoting
scientific and technological innovation
in support of that mission, sponsoring
basic research in the physical sciences, and ensuring
the environmental cleanup of the nation’s nuclear weapons
With each edition, my goal is straightforward: to introduce readers to the works, insights,
and advice from some of today’s key government executives, who are tackling significant
management challenges and seizing opportunities to lead.
Two years ago, the IBM Center for The Business of Government put together a research
agenda that still guides much of our work, in which we collaborated with government,
academic, and nonprofit leaders to identify key areas of need for the public sector to transform.