Winter 2015 Edition
Submitted by MPanchal on Mon, 04/27/2015 - 12:10
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 t
Government Transformation: Looking Back, Looking Forward
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.
From the Managing Editor's Desk
The United States stands at a pivotal moment in space exploration. There are plans to further extend our reach into the solar system, and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is leading the way.
A Conversation with Charles F. Bolden, Jr. NASA Administrator
Across the country, health care systems are focusing on ways to reduce variation in care, improve patient safety, and more effectively use health information technology to improve clinical decision making and outcomes.
A Conversation with Lieutenant General Douglas Robb, M.D., Director, Defense Health Agency
Information is the lifeblood of medicine and improving the availability and usage of health care information is foundational for enhancing the modern health care systems’ efficiency and effectiveness.
A Conversation with Karen DeSalvo, M.D., National Coordinator for Health Information Technology and Acting Assistant Secretary for Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Today’s challenging times underscore the need for innovation and efficiency in government. Information technology enables government agencies to deliver mission-based services to customers; in this case, the American people.
A Conversation with Steven VanRoekel, Chief Innovation Officer, USAID
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.
Insights from David Klaus, Deputy Under Secretary for Management and Performance, U.S. Department of Energy
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.
Perspective on the PerformanceStat Potential: A Leadership Strategy for Producing Results
Over the past year, the Obama Administration has introduced or enhanced a number of initiatives that bring innovators, new ideas, and process improvement to technology, acquisition, and program operations.
A New Road to Innovation: The U.S. Government Takes Major Strides Forward
Participatory budgeting, an innovation in direct citizen participation in government decision making, began 25 years ago in a town in Brazil. It has since been adopted by 1,000 other cities worldwide and by some U.S. cities as well.
Participatory Budgeting: Ten Actions to Engage Citizens via Social Media Platforms