The Business of Government Magazine - Fall 2018 Edition
Government Reform: Looking to the Future Based on Lessons from the Past
At any given moment in time, governments in the United States and around the globe are carrying out key missions in service of their citizens, learning from and engaging with partners in other sectors, and acting as cost-effective stewards of public resources.
From the Editor’s Desk
This edition of The Business of Government magazine marks the 20th anniversary of the IBM Center for The Business of Government.
Medically Ready Force and a Ready Medical Force: A Conversation with Vice Admiral Raquel Bono, M.D., Director, Defense Health Agency
The Military Health System (MHS) is a vital component of our national security strategy, offering a diverse array of healthcare services, logistics, public health, research and training, and support to U.S. armed forces.
Delivering Value and Savings: A Conversation with Emily Murphy, Administrator, U.S. General Services Administration
GSA's mission is to deliver value and savings in real estate, acquisition, technology, and other mission support services across the government.
Driving Innovation and Growth: A Conversation with Mike Gill, Secretary, Maryland Department of Commerce
Maryland’s Department of Commerce fosters an economic development culture in a state that seeks to maximize its greatest assets and create quality jobs.
Working More Efficiently: Insights from Henry Darwin, Acting Deputy Administrator and Chief of Operations, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is getting back to basics—re-energizing its mission of protecting human health and the environment.
Leading IT Transformation: Insights from Joe Klimavicz, Deputy Assistant Attorney General and Chief Information Officer, U.S. Department of Justice
The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) is one of the many federal agencies working to modernize its IT infrastructure to meet the demands of today.
Advancing the Technology Landscape: Insights from Frank Konieczny, Chief Technology Officer, U.S. Department of the Air Force
The Air Force continues to shift from primarily building, protecting, and defending the network to a convergence of integrated efforts in, through, and from cyberspace in order to execute its core missions.
Delivering Innovative Science and Technology Capabilities: Insights from Chris Piehota, Executive Assistant Director, Science and Technology Branch, Federal Bureau of Investigation
The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is mobilizing a wide range of advanced scientific techniques and operational technologies to help counter terrorism and criminal threats.
Easy, Efficient, and Modern: Insights from Alan Thomas, Commissioner, U.S. General Services Administration, Federal Acquisition Service
The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) and its Federal Acquisition Service (FAS) provide those agencies with over 11 million different products and services, while delivering over $55 billion annually in federal procurement.
Role of IT in the Delivery of Social Services: Insights from Joe Vastola, Chief Information Officer, Florida Department of Children and Families
The mission of the Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF) is to protect the vulnerable, promote strong and economically self-sufficient families, and advance personal and family recovery and resiliency.
Government for the Future: Reflection and Vision for Tomorrow’s Leaders
This Forum offers selected excerpts from the new IBM Center book, Government for the Future, as an introduction into 20 years of connecting research to practice.
Perspective on Digital Transformation in Government with Her Excellency Dr. Rauda Al Saadi, Director General, Abu Dhabi Smart Solutions and Services Authority
The Abu Dhabi Smart Solutions and Services Authority (ADSSSA) works across the Emirate’s government enterprise to develop smart systems in the delivery of government services.
Reorganizing Government: From Salmon to Pizza to Military Uniforms
The stories of government dysfunction as a result of misaligned programs are legendary.
Accelerating IT Modernization in Government
The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) controls a fund that the General Services Administration (GSA) administers for bringing technology innovation to help modernize government, where the funds spent are overseen by a group of Federal Chief Information Officers.
Getting to the Government of the Future
Federal, state, and local agencies can take advantage of technology to more rapidly advance their missions and better serve constituents.
A Roadmap for IT Modernization in Government
IT modernization in government has substantial and increasing momentum.
Managing Cybersecurity Risk in Government: An Implementation Model
The increased use of technologies such as social media, the Internet of Things, mobility, and cloud computing by government agencies has extended the sources of potential cyber risk faced by those agencies.
A Framework for Improving Federal Program Management
The public, Congress, and the executive branch have a crucial stake in the performance and management of U.S. federal programs.