This week, several events and stories have marked 10 years since the E-Government Act was signed into law on Dec 17, 2012. Looking back, the statute shows what can come from a bipartisan, bicameral process around achieving a common set of goals; looking forward, the Act’s structure supports continued innovation in government.
Dr. Phil Joyce, author of an IBM Center report, "The Cost of Budget Uncertainty," joined me on a Special Edition of The Business of Government Hour: A Conversation with Authors to discuss his report, the fiscal cliff, federal budget dysfunction and its cost, continuing resolutions, and recommendations to ameliorate the adverse effects of the current budget uncertainty.
Governments have been active participants in developing software, and have benefited from that activity in many ways. Now is the time for governments to get involved in the Maker community to enable an entirely new marketplace to emerge: Products as a Service.
Each edition of The Business of Government magazine seeks to highlight the latest trends and best practices for improving government effectiveness. We do this by introducing you to the efforts of key government executives, the work of public management practitioners, and the insights of leading academics; and the differing ways they tackle many of the pressing public management issues facing us today.