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Jane Wiseman

MEMBER SINCE: 2020

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Jane Wiseman is an Innovations in Government Fellow at the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation. She leads the Institute for Excellence in Government, a non-profit consulting firm dedicated to improving government performance. She has served as an appointed official in government and as a financial advisor and consultant to government. Her current consulting, research, and writing focus on government innovation and data-driven decision-making. She is leading an effort to create a national network of urban Chief Data Officers to accelerate the use of analytics in local government. She has advised the US cities funded by Bloomberg Philanthropies in their Mayors Challenge competition. She has written on customer-centric government, data-driven decision-making in government, pretrial justice, and 311 for a variety of audiences. Her prior consulting work has included organizational strategy, performance management and eGovernment strategy work for Accenture and Price Waterhouse. Selected clients include the National Governor’s Association, the United States Department of Veterans Affairs, the National Criminal Justice Association, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, the United States Postal Service, the State of Michigan, the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development, and the United States Department of Commerce. Ms. Wiseman has served as Assistant Secretary, Massachusetts Executive Office of Public Safety and as Assistant to the Director for Strategic Planning, National Institute of Justice, United States Department of Justice. Ms. Wiseman represented the Justice Department on detail as a Staff Assistant for the US House of Representatives Appropriations Committee.

History of Employment

Position
Division
Organization
Start
End
Founder and CEO
Institute for Excellence in Government
2013
Present
Innovations in Government Fellow
Ash Center
Harvard Kennedy School
2015
Present
Senior Director
Oracle Consulting
Oracle Corporation
2011
2013
Consultant
Strategic Thinking Group
2006
2011
Assistant Secretary
Executive Office of Public Safety
Commonwealth of Massachusetts
2003
2006
Senior Manager
Strategic Services for Government
Accenture
1998
2003
Special Assistant
National Institute of Justice
US Dept of Justice
1995
1998
Budget Staff (detail)
Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice and State
US House of Representatives, Committee on Appropriations
1997
1997
Manager
Office of Government Services
Price Waterhouse
1991
1995
Summer intern
Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs
US Office of Management and Budget
1990
1990
Public Finance Analyst
Municipal Securities Division
First Boston Corporation
1987
1989
Primary Policy Areas

Criminal Justice/Justice, Government Operations/Innovation, Homeland Security, Labor/Workforce Training and RecruitmentLabor, Nonprofit/Philanthropy, Poverty, Urban Affairs

Primary Sector of Expertise

Non-profit

Primary Functions

Change Management, Data Analytics, Grants Management, Information Technology, Organizational Structure/Design/Development, Performance Measurement, Strategic Planning