Public Safety

Can the Millennial Generation Rescue Government?

Can the Millennial generation help lead the charge in transforming governments in the new digital era? Despite efforts to transform services through technology, government organizations are trailing behind the private sector in the digital revolution. Yet today’s citizens expect government to provide the same conveniences they experience as consumers – including information and services when, […]

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Government Shared Services – Are We There, Yet?

Delivering operating efficiencies with increased service levels has been the traditional driver of shared services. More recently, though, improving the cybersecurity posture and bridging workforce talent gaps have increased the value proposition for shared services. Governments in mature economies face significant revenue and expenditure pressures, which will worsen as the country’s population ages and the […]

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IBM Government technology solutions

Learn how you can leverage new business models, innovative capabilities and the wealth of data available to create a robust and efficient public infrastructure, ensure safety and security, support the needs of individuals, facilitate sustainable economic growth, and build stronger communities.


Cognitive Government: Enabling the data-driven economy in the cognitive era

In government, cognitive capabilities can help organizations better understand critical trends and develop insights at scale to accelerate improvements for citizens and systems in areas such as public health, education, economic development, public safety and the utilization of natural resources

Enhancing Cybersecurity and Homeland Protection

The Center for Cyber and Homeland Security (CCHS) at the George Washington University is addressing key cybersecurity and homeland security policy research and analysis by John Lainhart and Christopher Ballister     In early 2015, George Washington University established the Center for Cyber and Homeland Security (CCHS) – a nonpartisan “think and do” tank. CCHS’ […]

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What the Public Sector Can Learn From Uber

When most people hear the word Uber they think about a mobile app that allows them to book car services. However, Uber is much more than that. Uber is a dynamic peer-to-peer market making platform that connects buyers and sellers and helps address supply and demand inefficiencies in markets. Uber and other market making platforms […]

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The Opiate Crisis – Can Tech Help?

The War on Drugs rages on. It is more intense than ever and it’s global. It affects every economic group, people of all ages, rural and urban areas, and we’re losing. In 2014 overdose deaths in the US were 4 times what they were in 2002. Overdoses now exceed car crashes as the largest cause […]

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Lessons in Cyber Resilience

I recently had the pleasure of co-chairing a workshop on Cyber Resilience at AFCEA’s International Conference. So what is Cyber Resilience?  Cyber attacks continue with regularity and increasing sophistication.   Regardless of how much is spent on defensive measures, an organization must figure that a breach will occur.  It’s no longer a matter of “if” but […]

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Realising Cyber Resilience

Understanding, unpacking and realising cyber resilience in a climate of increasingly frequent and sophisticated cyber attack.

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Mission: Possible! – New IBV study on the future of cognitive in government

Welcome to the age of cognitive computing, where intelligent machines simulate human brain capabilities to help solve society’s most vexing problems. First movers in government and other industries are already realizing significant value from this innovative technology and its potential to transform government is enormous. Already, cognitive systems are helping government organizations navigate complexity in […]

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City Leaders Dashboard in the Cognitive Era

‘What’s happening in my city?’, ‘How to make the right choice?’, these are the daily challenges of the mayors and city leaders.  They need to know exactly what’s going on in all city domains: security, safety, transportation, citizen sentiments…and the information must be simple to avoid to spend too much time to access the right […]

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Secure by Design

Not new, not sexy, but never been more important! It’s hard to say when Secure by Design started.  IBM was developing secure interbank transaction processing in our CICS product in the late 1960’s. DARPA started looking into protection of systems against a cyber threat in the late 1980.  The first version of Secure Linux was released in December […]

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Which regions are benefiting from foreign investment? Find the answers here…

The world is neither flat nor round. From an economic perspective, the world is more like a Rubik’s Cube, with varying combinations of interdependent conditions and developments leading to different outcomes. Technological advances, new and emerging consumer markets, changing cost structures, and political and social upheavals are some of the dynamics that, individually or in […]

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Strategic ICT planning must survive and thrive

Is ICT strategy starting to take a back-seat amidst all the turmoil of public sector “digital” adoption? If so, then perhaps it’s understandable.  But it’s also pretty dangerous given some of the other moves in the sector … The fashion for creating separate strategies on each topic (“mobile strategy”, “cloud strategy”, “analytics strategy”, …) will bring conflicts across the portfolio […]

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