Addressing the New Era of Deterrence and Warfare: Visualizing the Information Domain. The Institute for the Study of War and the IBM Center for The Business of Government have launched a three-event series, “Addressing the New Era of Deterrence and Warfare: Visualizing the Information Domain.” This post reflects the second roundtable discussion held in Brussels in September with a focus on Russia.

Preparing governments for future shocks. In 2022, the IBM Center for The Business of Government and the IBM Institute for Business Value, and in partnership with the National Academy of Public Administration (the Academy) and a range of other partners, has launched the “Future Shocks” initiative to help government leaders further identify core capabilities critical to building resilience. Over the coming months, we are convening a series of international roundtable discussions with global leaders from across the public, private, academic, and nonprofit sectors to capture lessons across six key domain areas. In each of these domains, insights from the roundtables will be used to identify strategies and solutions for governments to address the challenges that lie ahead. The first report from this initiative is Partnering for Resilience: An Actionable Approach to Emergency Preparedness,

Roundtable on Open Data for Racial Equity. In April 2022, the IBM Center for The Business of Government and the Center for Open Data Enterprise (CODE) collaborated to host a discussion of these and related issues via a Roundtable on Open Data for Racial Equity in Healthcare. The event included a public webinar followed by a highly engaged virtual discussion with dozens of experts. This report draws on the insights shared in that session, as well as additional research led by CODE, to refine findings and develop actionable recommendations for government leaders. This effort also led to the publication of Leveraging Data to Improve Racial Equity in Fair Housing, which explores several current opportunities to strengthen longstanding data-driven tools to address housing equity. The report also shows how the effects of mortgage lending discrimination and other historic practices are still being felt today.

Advancing AI in Defense Organizations. The IBM Center for The Business of Government collaborated with the Institute for Business Value to convene a series of roundtables of experts and stakeholders to reflect on the future of AI in defense and provides insights that can further assist their organizations in realizing the full promise and potential of AI. This series has result in the publications of two report. The first report highlights insights on the state of AI planning and adoption across defense organizations, as well as the perspectives from the roundtable of global defense experts on where AI can drive value. The most recent report focuses on the challenges and obstacles defense organizations encounter in leveraging AI capabilities; how defense organizations can collaborate with an ecosystem of partners to develop and deliver AI capabilities; and the importance of enabling a culture of innovation and experimentation to advance AI capabilities. 

Advancing Opportunities for Cloud Computing Adoption by Federal Agencies.  Cloud computing, or the use of remote servers and services hosted on the internet, has rapidly become the norm for information technology in the federal government, and for good reason. Along with federal cloud computing leaders, the Partnership for Public Service and the IBM Center for The Business of Government are surveying the current landscape of cloud adoption and distilling key learnings.  Through three webinars and a final report, this initiative will point agencies to actionable strategies for implementing hybrid, multi, and other advanced secure cloud frameworks.