More Than Meets AI

Contributors to this post:  Claude Yusti, Tatiana Sokolova, and Alayna Kennedy from IBM, and Peter Kamoscai and Katie Malague from the Partnership for Public Service


Artificial intelligence is transforming how government agencies carry out missions and serve citizens.

Watch the interview on Government Matters, "Artificial intelligence to change the way people in government work."

How Artificial Intelligence Can Help Agencies Improve Performance

Guest Blogger:  Alayna Kennedy, with Tatiana Sokolova, and Claude Yusti

Government leaders and stakeholders find that agencies would benefit from increased sharing of effective practices and lessons learned.

Updating the Center’s Research Priorities – Seeking Analysis and Recommendations that Help Government to Improve

For more than two decades, the IBM Center for The Business of Government has supported leading researchers to address this imperative by identifying trends, new ideas and best practices—crafting approaches that support government leaders in addressing mission delivery and management challenges with strategies and actions that promote efficiency and effectiveness. Center reports assist public sector executives and managers in addressing real-world problems with practical ideas and original thinking to improve government performance. 

Visions of Government in 2040: The Future of Artificial Intelligence

In the IBM Center’s new book, Government For The Future: Reflection and Vision for Tomorrow’ Leaders, part two of the book looks twenty years into the future envisioning the road ahead. This contribution is the next in a multi-part series, The Future of Artificial Intelligence, authored by David A. Bray.

New Research Report Recipients

We are pleased to announce our latest round of awards for new reports on key public sector challenges. Our content is intended to stimulate and accelerate the production of practical research that benefits public sector leaders and managers. We expect the following reports to be published in late 2019. 

Risk Management in the AI Era: Navigating the Opportunities and Threats of AI to Overall Risk Management in the 21st Century by Justin Bullock, Texas A&M University and Matt Young, Syracuse University

Perspectives on Endpoint Cybersecurity for Government

Last month, I joined a panel discussion of cybersecurity leaders at an event hosted by the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS). The panel, which followed an opening plenary address from Federal CIO Suzette Kent, assessed effective approaches to cybersecurity protection for endpoint devices used by Federal agencies; the panel discussion was moderated by William Carter at CSIS, and also included Ryan Gillis (Vice President, Cybersecurity Strategy and Global Policy, Palo Alto Networks) and Todd Gustafson, President & Head of US Public Sector, HP Federal.

Visions of Government Reform in 2040: Citizen-Driven Government - Boundaryless Organizations

In the IBM Center’s new book, Government For The Future: Reflection and Vision for Tomorrow’ Leaders,  part two of the book looks twenty years ahead offering perspectives on the future. This contribution is the next in a multi-part series, Citizen-Driven Government: Boundaryless Organizations, by Sukumar Rao.

Modernizing the Intelligence Community Through Shared Services

Blog co-authors: Brodi Fontenot, Pat Kennedy, Dave Mader, and Jim Williams

Visions of Government in 2040: Engaged Government: Five Predictions for 2040

In the IBM Center’s new book, Government For The Future: Reflection and Vision for Tomorrow’ Leaders,  part two of the book looks twenty years ahead offering perspectives on the future. This contribution is the next in a multi-part series, Engaged Government: Five Predictions for 2040, authored by Lora Frecks.


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Dan Chenok is Executive Director of the IBM Center for The Business of Government. He oversees all of the Center's activities in connecting research to practice to benefit government, and has written and spoken extensively around government technology, cybersecurity, privacy, regulation, budget, acquisition, and Presidential transitions. Mr. Chenok previously led consulting services for Public Sector Technology Strategy, working with IBM government, healthcare, and education clients.

Mr. Chenok serves in numerous industry leadership positions. He is a CIO SAGE and member of the Research Advisory Council with the Partnership for Public Service, Fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration, Member of the Board of Directors for the Senior Executives Association, Member of the Government Accountability Office Polaris Advisory Council for Science and Technology, Member of the American University IT Executive Council, and Mentor with the Global Policy, Diplomacy, and Sustainability Fellowship.  Previously, he served as Chair of the Industry Advisory Council (IAC) for the government-led American Council for Technology (ACT), Chair of the Cyber Subcommittee of the DHS Data Privacy and Integrity Advisory Committee, Chair of the NIST-sponsored Federal Information Security and Privacy Advisory Board, and two-time Cybersecurity commission member with the Center for Strategic and International Studies. Mr. Chenok also generally advises public sector leaders on a wide range of management issues. Finally, Mr. Chenok serves as an Adjunct Associate Professor with the LBJ School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas in Austin, teaching at the school's Washington, DC Center.  

Before joining IBM, Mr. Chenok was a Senior Vice President for Civilian Operations with Pragmatics, and prior to that was a Vice President for Business Solutions and Offerings with SRA International.

As a career Government executive, Mr. Chenok served as Branch Chief for Information Policy and Technology with the Office of Management and Budget, where he led a staff with oversight of federal information and IT policy, including electronic government, computer security, privacy and IT budgeting. Prior to that, he served as Assistant Branch Chief and Desk Officer for Education, Labor, HHS, and related agencies in OMB's Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs. Mr. Chenok began his government service as an analyst with the Congressional Office of Technology Assessment, and left government service at the end of 2003.

In 2008, Mr. Chenok served on President Barack Obama’s transition team as the Government lead for the Technology, Innovation, and Government Reform group, and as a member of the OMB Agency Review Team.

Mr. Chenok has won numerous honors and awards, including a 2010 Federal 100 winner for his work on the presidential transition, the 2016 Eagle Award for Industry Executive of the Year, and the 2002 Federal CIO Council Azimuth Award for Government Executive of the Year.

Mr. Chenok earned a BA from Columbia University and a Master of Public Policy degree from Harvard's Kennedy School of Government.

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