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Daniel J. Chenok

Executive Director, IBM Center for The Business of Government

About Daniel

Chenok's research focuses on government technology, cybersecurity, privacy, regulation, budget, acquisition, and Presidential transitions. Overarching themes in Chernok's writings include digital government, emerging technologies (e.g. artificial intelligence, blockchain), analytics, risk management, government effectiveness, public-private partnerships, and citizen engagement.

Chenok serves on a broad array of public sector advisory committees and task forces: he is a CIO SAGE with the Partnership for Public Service, Fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration, Chair of the Cybersecurity Committee of the DHS Data Privacy and Integrity Advisory Committee, Member of the Auburn 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.


"Implementing Successful IT Modernization in Government," (with Donald Kettl, Teresa Gerton, Alan Balutis, Martha Dorris, David Berteau, Alan Shark, David Mader, Stan Soloway, David Wennergren, Jeffrey Neal, John Kamensky, Shelley Metzenbaum, and Harry Hatry), National Academy of Public Administration, March 18, 2019.

Discusses the implementation of the President's Management Agenda, what lessons from the past might be applied to this new PMA to avoid common pitfalls, shorten implementation cycles, improve and increase institutionalization of goals and process, and increase the likelihood of success. Discusses  factors for success in IT modernization.

"Government for the Future: Reflection and Vision for Tomorrow's Leaders" (with Mark A. Abramson and John M. Kamensky) (Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2018).

Reflects on major drivers of public sector progress over the past two decades, provides a foundation to paint a vision of what government management may look like two decades hence. 

"The Office of E-Government and Information Technology" in The Office of Management and Budget: An Insider's Guide, edited by Steve Redburn and Paul Posner (the White House Transition Project, 2017).

Discusses how OMB helps implement policy priorities, improve government management, and ensure coordinated, consistent administration of Administration policies. Focuses on the OMB office that oversees technology and policy and budget, including computer security, privacy, digital government, and adoption of emerging tech.

"Making Government Work for the American People," the Partnership for Public Service and the IBM Center for the Business of Government, September 1, 2016.

Defines key elements of a management agenda for a new Administration.

"Getting It Done: A Guide for Government Executives, 2017 Edition" (with Mark A. Abramson and John M. Kamensky) (Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2016).

Assists new political career executives in navigating the current political environment and the world of Washington. Contains seven "to-dos" necessary to "get it done." Describes an important stakeholder in the political environment of Washington.