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Our Reports

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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.




Our Research Agenda: Seven Drivers Transforming Government

This year, the IBM Center for The Business of Government marks its twentieth year of connecting research to practice in helping to improve government. The IBM Center continues to execute on its ultimate mission: to assist public sector executives and managers in addressing real world problems with practical ideas and original thinking to improve government. Based on our recent research and perspectives shared by current and former government leaders, this special 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.



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!

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Interviews with Leaders: The Business of Government Hour

Conversations with Leaders

Alan Thomas, Commissioner, Federal Acquisition Service (FAS). the General Services Administration (GSA)
Leaders Speak on Collaborative Governance
Special Edition of The Business of Government Hour - Leaders Speak on Performance Management in Government

Twitter Insights

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The Center in the News: Videos

Dan Chenok Video

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

Executive Director's Corner

I was privileged to spend an afternoon reflecting on the past 20 years of government management and considering how trends may affect government the next 20 years with current and former Deputy Directors of Management, OMB; academe; and other thought leaders. Read about our new book on government reform, "Government For The Future!"

See photographs and tweets from the event.