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Taking on the Risk of Government

November 12, 2013 Given budget austerity and increasingly complex challenges facing government executives, managing risk in the public sector has increasingly taken on new significance. Risks take on many forms, including national security risks via cyber­attacks, economic risks from natural disasters, budget and program risks, or privacy risk. However, government leaders lack an...

6 Trends Driving Change in Government

November 1, 2013 IBM's Center for the Business of Government recently to released a report detailing six trends driving change in government. The new report is premised on the fact that government is in the midst of significant changes that have both near-term con­sequences and lasting impact. Such changes become more complex in...

6 Ways Obama's New Agenda Aims to Make Government Smarter

August 7, 2013 In July, President Obama spoke about a new Management Agenda from the Administration. With the release in late July of OMB Memorandum 13-17 on using evidence and innovation, the foundations of that Agenda are becoming clearer. A summary of key elements in the Agenda follows, as well as thoughts on...

How Can Good Management Help Avoid the Fiscal Cliff?

November 15, 2012 Over the coming weeks and months, perhaps no issue will dominate the attention of leaders in Washington like reaching a deal to address the “fiscal cliff”. The components of these discussions are well-known: sequestration if a budget deal does not find sufficient savings to reduce the deficit over the next...