NEW REPORT: Beyond Resilience—The Case for Adaptability

With disruption now the norm rather than the exception, governments need to rethink business as usual and prepare for business as disrupted. Government executives and managers should plan for continuous disruption and for how their agencies and departments will operate under continuous turbulence and change. In 2022 alone, we witnessed the impact of war,  the continuing effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, and natural disasters such as Hurricane Ian—not to men­tion energy scarcity, supply chain shortages, the start of a global recession, record highs for inflation, and rising interest rates.

Nicholas D. Evans

Nicholas D.

A Guide to Adaptive Government: Preparing for Disruption

Government executives and managers should plan for continuous disruption and for how their agencies and departments will operate under continuous turbulence and change. In 2022 alone, the world witnessed war in Ukraine, the continuing effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, and natural disasters such as Hurricane Ian—not to mention energy scarcity, supply chain shortages, the start of a global recession, record highs for inflation, and rising interest rates.

Mark Lerner, Director, Technology & Innovation, Partnership for Public Service

Mark Lerner leads the Partnership’s technology and innovation portfolio, where he works to build a modern government that delivers equitable services and effective outcomes to the public by employing modern ways of working. Mark is an active member of the public interest tech community, where he has long worked to bring modern ways of building digital services into government. His prior work and research with the Harvard Kennedy School, the U.S. Digital Service, the City of San Francisco, and other organizations have built up his love for public service.

Mobilizing Cloud Computing for Public Service

What is cloud computing? Why are U.S federal agencies increasingly employing secure and scalable cloud solutions? How does doing this help agencies transform how they operate?  Mark Lerner from the Partnership for Public Service joins host Michael Keegan to explore insights from a collaborative report with IBM Center, Mobilizing Cloud Computing for Public Service.

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Monday, April 10, 2023 - 10:43
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Weekly Roundup: April 3-7, 2023

Easterly Voices Urgent Need to Set AI Regulatory Landscape.  Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) Director Jen Easterly warned on Thursday that the United States needs to quickly determine the regulatory landscape for development of AI technologies, which she said have the potential to become the most consequential – and perhaps dangerous – technologies of the 21st century.

Leading the Defense Logistics Agency

As the nation’s combat logistics support agency, the Defense Logistics Agency manages the end-to-end global defense supply chain – from raw materials to end user disposition. “Our mission is to ‘deliver readiness and lethality to the warfighter always and support our nation through quality, proactive global logistics,” explains Vice Admiral Michelle Skubic, director of DLA. To accomplish this mission, this agency has a staff of about 25,000 employees divided into multiple supply chains that contract for material and services across the military classes of supply.

Weekly Roundup: March 27-March 31, 2023

The 12 tricks to getting things done, from 'deliverologist' Sir Michael Barber. A self-confessed 'deliverologist', Barber understands how to get things done -- a skill that is fundamental to good leadership. Barber is most famous for setting up and running Tony Blair's Prime Minister's Delivery Unit. It's a function that was later copied by governments across the world.

How Can Agencies Tap the Cloud to Improve Service? Insights from Experts

At a recent event co-hosted by the IBM Center for the Business of Government and the Partnership for Public Service, government leaders highlighted how agencies can adopt secure, scalable cloud solutions to transform government operations and deliver effective and equitable digital public services. 

Pursuing Agile Government: A Conversation with Ed DeSeve, Coordinator, Agile Government Center, National Academy of Public Administration

What is agile government? How can employing agile principles improve how government does business? What are the key tools and enablers to realizing the promise of agile government in action? Join host Michael Keegan as he explores these questions and more with Ed DeSeve, Coordinator of the Agile Government Center at the National Academy of Public Administration (NAPA and author of a host of reports on agile government.
Broadcast Date: 
Monday, March 27, 2023 - 10:45
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