Wednesday, May 5, 2021
Federal agencies are increasingly adopting cloud infrastructure, sharing their data across agencies and with the public, and relying on open source software (OSS) as they seek to enhance their capabilities, improve efficiency through IT modernization, and leverage their data for policymaking and administration.
Tuesday, April 20, 2021
The grants management landscape has changed over the past few decades, with new laws, administrative processes, technologies, and expectations for increasing the use of data and evidence to boost federal program the effectiveness.
Tuesday, March 23, 2021
This report provides an overview of the evolution of various federal government reform efforts over the past 30 years, with a focus on How government works to get things done for the American people, and the leaders in government who have and continue to implement important agency missions.
Wednesday, March 10, 2021
Environmental management and policy hold the potential to be an important data frontier.
Wednesday, February 24, 2021
Intelligent automation can be used for many tasks federal employees must spend hours to complete, particularly those involving paper forms and other written information.
Thursday, February 18, 2021
The Foundations for Evidence-Based Policymaking Act of 2018 includes a requirement that each agency develop an evidence-building plan to guide its research and evaluation efforts. This plan is often referred to as a “learning agenda.”
Wednesday, February 10, 2021
In fall 2020, the IBM Center for The Business of Government initiated a Challenge Grant Competition soliciting essays from academics and practitioners describing how government can best transform the way it works, operates, and delivers services to the public in light of the impact of this pandemic.
Wednesday, December 16, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic has clearly demonstrated the importance and value of being able to share data quickly between levels of government.
Wednesday, November 18, 2020
In recent months, we’ve seen massive, record-breaking wildfires, a record-breaking number of hurricanes, and a punishing derecho in the Midwest. As climate change continues, we can only anticipate more in the months and years to come. But are localities prepared?
Tuesday, November 10, 2020
Agile software development features small, cross-functional, self-organizing teams that include customers working quickly to deliver solutions in increments that immediately provide value.

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