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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.

Mobilizing Capital Investment to Modernize Government

Many governments around the world seek ways to serve their constituents and carry out their missions more effectively and with greater efficiency. This imperative takes on even greater import as emerging technology and business paradigms raise expectations from the public and enable new channels of collaboration between government and industry.

Interviews with Leaders: The Business of Government Hour

Conversations with Leaders

A Conversation with Tom Brandt, Chief Risk Officer, U.S. Internal Revenue Service
Bonnie Glick, Deputy Administrator, USAID
Rupa Bhattacharyya, Special Master of the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund

Twitter Insights

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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

With the coming presidential election and the certainty of leadership change in agencies, whether from a new administration or new leaders in a second term, we believe that understanding the evolution of government reform can provide an important lens for understanding key choices facing incoming teams.


In this spirit, we are starting a series called “Business of Government Stories,” where we will narrate the stories of many of the most influential events that have shaped government over the past generation. We hope you enjoy!



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