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Government for the Future: Reflection and Vision for Tomorrow’s Leaders

In our new book, Government for the Future: Reflection and Vision for Tomorrow’s Leaders, we first focus on six significant and enduring management trends of the past 20 years.  Our authors then look twenty years ahead to envision government in 2040.  

Read our blogs on individual chapters of the book and download chapters of the book.


Watch a video from our book launch event featuring two panels of academics and government leaders as they reflect on 20 years and look forward 20 years in government.



Expert Insights: The Former Government Executives Council

The Former Government Executives Council provides insight and innovative ideas to improve government based on their past and extensive experience as senior officials at the Federal, State, and local levels. Learn more!

Apply for a Research Stipend

The aim of the IBM Center is to tap into the best minds in academe and the nonprofit sector who can use rigorous public management research and analysis to produce reports with practical advice and insight for public sector executives and managers to improve the effectiveness of government. We are looking for very practical findings and recommendations - not just theory or concepts - in order to assist executives and managers to more effectively respond to mission and management challenges. Learn more or apply online.


The research announcement was written using research and perspectives shared by current and former government leaders, and which was summarized in this special report, Seven Drivers Transforming Government.   The report identifies seven drivers for transforming government in the years to come.  They include: Insight, Agility, Effectiveness, Risk, People, Engagement, and Digital. Read the report.

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Interviews with Leaders: The Business of Government Hour

Conversations with Leaders

Using Artificial Intelligence to Transform Government: A Conversation with Dan Chenok and Mallory Barg Bulman
Robert Goldenkoff, Director, Strategic Issues, Government Accountability Office
David Benjamin, author of Cracking Complexity

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The Center in the News

Dan Chenok Video

 This audio/video library provides perspectives on key government issues through appearances in a variety of media outlets.  Watch!

Executive Director's Corner

We have started the summer with two items of note and an upcoming event to place on your calendar! My blog titled,  "How Can Government Manage Risks Associated with Artificial Intelligence?" summarizes the key findings from our latest roundtable on AI risk and ethics.  Also on AI, I was fortunate to moderate a panel discussion at NIST, "What AI Standards are Needed by Federal Government Agencies?" where panelists from the Department of Transportation and Department of Health and Human Services provided examples of AI standards for agencies to meet their mission. Next, please join us on July 25th at 9:00 am as we release the report "More Than Meets AI."  The Partnership for Public Service will host an expert panel as they discuss insights from our publications, explore ways federal agencies can manage the upcoming AI change, and learn of steps federal employees can take to thrive in an AI-augmented workplace. We look forward to seeing you!

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