Envisioning the Future of Government: A Challenge Grant Competition

This blog post is one in a series in our 20th anniversary year for the IBM Center for The Business of Government. We are advancing ideas, activities, and reports by the Center that look to the future, reflecting on Center and other contributions about past management trends and reform efforts. Joining me in this effort are Mark Abramson, the founding executive director of the IBM Center, and John Kamensky, the IBM Center’s most senior fellow.

An Obligation to Future Generations

Change is everywhere. Every industry, including government, is facing digital disruption. The public expects the agility and efficiency found in the private sector while government must appeal to new workers with skills to meet these requirements. Advances in technology have accelerated the need for change in how governments operate.  

How Can Agencies Effectively Implement Artificial Intelligence?

As the public sector adopts new technologies to improve their operations and service delivery, artificial intelligence (AI) increasingly enables a cognitive government in which leaders leverage AI and machine learning to interact with citizens and make better decisions.   At the same time, implementing AI well requires a focus on sound technology management and attention to related critical success factors.

Announcing the Center’s Challenge Grant Competition Recipients

Earlier this year, our Center welcomed proposals on ideas about government management and operations two decades from now, as we mark two decades bringing similar ideas to government since 1998. We received close to 80 proposals with creative thoughts on alternative scenarios for the future of government, and we are grateful to all of the applicants who brought ideas forward.

The Operator's Manual - An Update of Chapter 4: Money

MEMORANDUM FOR THE HEADS OF EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENTS AND AGENCIES

SUBJECT:  Money

Dan Chenok

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.

Developing a Management Roadmap for the New Administration

Developing a Management Roadmap for the New Administration. Join host Michael Keegan as he explores this effort and how presidential transitions work with David Eagles, Director, The Center for Presidential Transition, Partnership for Public Service and Dan Chenok, Executive Director, The IBM Center for The Business of Government.

Say Your Agency Gets Money to Modernize IT … What Do You Do Next?

Blog Co-Authors: Michael Preis, Vice President and Partner, IBM; Vladimr Shebalkin, Federal Migration Factory Services, IBM Global Business Services; and Mike Conger, U.S. Federal Team, IBM Global Business Services

A New Fellow Joins The Center: John Pereira

John will lead Center thought leadership activity focused on the intelligence enterprise in government, providing insights and recommendations that can help leaders across intelligence agencies improve program performance, effectiveness and efficiency in this critically important mission area. John also serves as Intelligence Industry Leader for Defense & Intelligence for IBM Global Business Services, Public Services Sector. We look forward to John sharing his contributions through the Center’s blogs, reports, and events.

Integrating & Analyzing Data in Government—the Key to 21st Century Security: Observations from Brussels

[Pictured Left:The Roundtable brought together leaders from the EU, NATO, DHS, State Department, and other stakeholder and EU member state officials.]

The Brussels discussion focused on how the the EU and other European organizations and member states can work the Department of Homeland Security, Department of State and other US agencies, to best enable a trusted environment for sharing information.

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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 with the Partnership for Public Service, Fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration, Chair of the Cybersecurity Subcommittee of the DHS Data Privacy and Integrity Advisory Committee, Member of the George Washington University Center for Cyber and Homeland Security Board of Directors, Member of the American University IT Executive Council, and Co-Chair of the Senior Executives Association Community of Change for Governance Innovation; previously, he served as Chair of the Industry Advisory Council (IAC) for the government-led American Council for Technology (ACT), Chair of the 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, and the 2016 Eagle Award for Industry 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.