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Data policy for a new administration
In the News

October 25, 2016

When the next administration takes office in January, the president will immediately be inundated with a bevy of managerial tasks, such as filling about 4,000 political positions and getting his or her agenda off the ground. The 45th president will need to tackle open government data on a larger scale than ever before. Max Stier, president of the Partnership for Public Service, said the best way to start would be to build on the previous administration’s progress.

Federal Computer Week


Trump links federal hiring freeze to fighting corruption
In the News

October 24, 2016

The notion of a Donald Trump Gettysburg address might make Abe Lincoln roll over, but the Republican presidential nominee’s speech near the Civil War cemetery is one that could have a significant effect on federal employees and the taxpayers they serve. Saturday’s speech was a serious one, although Trump overshadowed his proposed first 100 day “Contract with the American Voter” by first threatening to sue “liars,” the many women accusing him of sexual misconduct.

The Washington Post


Christie may be cooling to Trump, but his former aide has the transition humming
In the News

October 19, 2016

To loyal fans of Chris Christie, his interview Monday with NBC must come as a relief: the New Jersey governor took a small chance to throw his one-time foe Donald Trump under the bus. “It’s the candidate’s campaign. It’s not my campaign,” Christie said of the latest wave of scandal to hit Trump, who he is supporting for president. “I’m proud of everything I’ve said and that’s all I can control.

The Washington Post


You are elected president—now what?
In the News

October 19, 2016

This post is not about the election. I promise. Instead, lets think ahead to January and what the next president is going to do. He or she will not have to worry about a lack of advice, whether it is for people to staff the administration or the policy direction he or she should pursue.

Federal News Radio


People behind new presidents mgmt. agenda need a morale boost, coalition says
In the News

October 17, 2016

The success of the next president’s management agenda will largely hinge on leadership from the very top political and career executives — and the right performance plans to hold those leaders who manage agency goals accountable. Yet the people most poised to act on and drive the next administration’s agenda could use a morale boost.

Federal News Radio


Presidential transition offers management, budget challenges for OMB
In the News

October 14, 2016

The next president’s administration will rely heavily on the Office of Management and Budget’s expertise in crafting a government-wide management agenda, but only after it gets a handle on the protracted budget process.

Federal News Radio


As Trump and Clinton war, their transition teams are practically working together
In the News

October 13, 2016

If you need a break from the teeth-gnashing of the 2016 campaign, consider this. Here in Washington, D.C., the Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump presidential transition efforts are practically working together.

The Washington Post


What is old is new as groups try to influence the agenda of the new president
In the News

October 11, 2016

The line to influence the next president’s administration is getting longer by the day. The traditional good government groups, such as the Partnership for Public Service, have been working the campaigns for a year or more. But recently, the traditional Washington think tanks also are lending their voice, and opinions, to the ever-expanding community of commentators.

Federal News Radio


9/11 improved presidential transition
In the News

October 10, 2016

Presidential transition has changed dramatically over the past several decades, as the demands on the presidential office and on the executive branch have vastly increased. What was once an informal process over a few months, involving a small number of people, is now one that takes years and includes thousands of career civil servants as well as political professionals.

Vox


OPM HR guidance, GAO app keep politicos on track
In the News

October 04, 2016

One of the many moving pieces for agencies preparing for the presidential transition came into place a few weeks ago. Agencies named the senior career official who will lead the agency after the Obama administration leaves office and the next President’s political appointee takes over. Those names were due to the White House by Sept. 15.

Federal News Radio


How the presidential transition process has evolved over time
In the News

October 03, 2016

For much of the nations history, transitions between administrations have been characterized by informality, in areas ranging from record-keeping to disclosure. As the roles of both the presidency and the federal government have expanded, however, presidential transitions became more institutionalized.

Vox


Navigating the presidential transition
In the News

October 03, 2016

While the new president may not take office until Jan. 20, the work to prepare the new administration is already underway. Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump have transition teams in place to help select the people who will serve throughout the government.

Bloomberg Government


Early transition plan a must, former presidential aides say
In the News

October 02, 2016

Whoever wins the presidential election will need a strong transition plan and cannot afford to wait until after Election Day to start drafting it, officials with the Center for Presidential Transition said Friday. Speaking at the National Press Club, former White House Chief of Staff Thomas F. Mack McLarty and Clay Johnson, the director of George W. Bush 2000 transition team, agreed that procrastination is not an option.

Northwest Arkansas Democrat Gazette


Government Affairs: Influence in Transition
In the News

September 23, 2016

All across Washington, influence is in transition. As insiders rebalance the political calculus, Bloomberg Government presents the one list you need to master the new Washington. 

Bloomberg


Presidential transitions come into the open
In the News

September 06, 2016

The presidential transition is stepping out of the shadows. For half a century candidates have started planning their presidencies as much as six months before Election Day. These deliberations were kept as secret as possible, lest their opponents accuse them of taking voters for granted.

Politico


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