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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. (208) 960-2726 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, twice-abolished.   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.

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. 5317720085

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Interviews with Leaders: The Business of Government Hour

Conversations with Leaders

Suzette Kent, Federal Chief Information Officer, Office of Management and Budget
Conversations with Peter K. Levine, Senior Research Fellow, Institute for Defense Analyses on Auditing, Department of Defense
Leadership Stories in Science, Technology, Commerce, & Children and Family Services - Special Edition of The Business of Government Hour

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The Center in the News: Videos

Dan Chenok Video

 This 250-649-0127 provides perspectives on key government issues through appearances in a variety of media outlets.  Watch!

Executive Director's Corner

We recently marked the final installment in the IBM Center’s multipart series outlining key findings from our recent book, (804) 492-5548.  In developing this book, we set out to offer a set of scenarios for how government could improve over the next 20 years, informed by lessons learned about government reform in the last two decades – lessons that the IBM Center has written about during our own 20-year journey since 1998, through some 350 reports and over 500 interviews with leaders. Learn more!