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Let’s be prepared for America’s biggest corporate takeover
In the News

November 30, 2015

Imagine taking over an enterprise with 4 million employees and an annual budget of more than $3 trillion dollars. What if on your first day as CEO, you had to operate without more than 1,000 of your top leaders, faced global emergencies requiring immediate attention and had an agenda dependent on multiple, time-consuming votes by your board of directors?

Gotham Gazette


Here’s what a new president faces on Jan. 20, 2017
In the News

November 30, 2015

Upon taking office on Jan. 20, 2017, our next president will become the CEO of the world’s largest and most complex organization, overseeing four million employees and an annual budget of more than $3 trillion. This individual inevitably will have to deal with a multitude of global emergencies and pressing economic issues while simultaneously filling 4,000 leadership positions critical to meeting the new administration’s priorities.

Bloomberg Government


Building leadership strength for the next administration
In the News

October 27, 2015

In 2017, for the first time in eight years, a new president will be sworn into office. Regardless of which party wins, a new set of political appointees will serve as executive leaders across the government. The decisions that the new administration makes about who to appoint — which starts during the transition process — will set a path forward for the administration. 

Government Executive


Report outlines road map for 2017 administration
In the News

October 23, 2015

No matter which candidate ends up in the White House in 2017, his or her staff will have to work effectively with the Senior Executive Service.

While on its face, this is obvious, it’s still not exceptionally easy to execute. That’s why the Partnership for Public Service has partnered with The IBM Center for The Business of Government to develop a management roadmap for the next administration.

Federal Times


Mark Meadows: Bring career managers into presidential transitions
In the News

October 23, 2015

The Obama administration ends in just 15 months. That means it's time to start planning for a presidential transition. Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.), a member of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, tells the Federal Drive with Tom Temin what the thinking is behind a bill to involve career managers more deeply in the transition process.

Federal Drive


How to enable coordination and integration among agencies
In the News

October 22, 2015

Earlier this month, we wrote about the need for enterprise government, and the obstacles that make it so difficult to achieve in many administrations. So how might the next one overcome these obstacles?

Federal Times


Enterprise government: How the next administration can better serve citizens
In the News

October 14, 2015

In 2017, the next administration will set to work implementing the goals and priorities of the new president. Many of those priorities won’t line up neatly with the agency structure of the federal government, and achieving them will require that agencies work together as an “enterprise government” – collaborating and integrating programs and activities across agencies.

Federal Times


Enterprise Government: Do not go it alone!
In the News

September 22, 2015

One of the things I was hoping to hear from the Republican presidential debate, but knew I wouldn’t, was how the candidates would actually get done what they were promising to get done. The subject sure won’t get anyone noticed, especially with Donald Trump on stage. It probably won’t get mentioned much during the campaign or even after the inauguration. But you can’t understate how critical management is to the success or failure of a president’s priorities.

Government Executive


It’s not too late for Obama to improve government efficiency
In the News

September 02, 2015

President Obama has reached the point when a president’s thoughts turn to how he will spend his time after he leaves office, and he has reportedly suggested that one item on his agenda will be making the federal government more effective.

The Washington Post


Transitions Act heads to House
In the News

September 01, 2015

Among the measures being sent to the House for its consideration when Congress reconvenes next week will be a bill passed by the Senate (S-1172) just before the recess started, the Presidential Transitions Improvements Act.

FEDweek


Succeeding in the last years of an administration
In the News

August 09, 2015

While public attention is increasingly focused on the presidential primary campaigns and the 2016 election, the work of government continues, and both political and senior federal career leaders have an obligation to carry out the important missions of their agencies.

The Public Manager


Senate passes bill to smooth presidential transitions
In the News

July 31, 2015

Regardless of who next wins the White House, both parties have an interest in assuring a smooth and well planned transfer of power, as demonstrated in the Senate’s unanimous vote on Thursday to pass the Ted Kaufman and Michael Leavitt Presidential Transitions Improvements Act.

Government Executive


Bush targets ‘big government’ with plan to reduce federal workforce
In the News

July 20, 2015

Characterizing the federal workforce as bloated and overpaid, former Florida governor Jeb Bush on Monday said that if he were elected president in 2016, he would impose a freeze on federal hiring as part of a plan designed to reduce the government workforce by 10 percent over four years.

The Fiscal Times


John Palguta: Start planning for presidential transitions...now
In the News

July 15, 2015

The Obama Administration still has more than a year to go, but it's never too early to start planning for a presidential transition. The broad topic of transfer of power is covered by the Constitution; but it doesn't cover all of the requirements of a modern, three trillion-dollar government. John Palguta is the vice president for policy at the Partnership for Public Service. He joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to explain how new administrations can deal with thousands of management details.

Federal Drive


How a serious IT problem in government could get worse in 2016
In the News

July 10, 2015

We hear a lot about challenges associated with government IT and programs, but theres something refreshing about hearing this much candor from a sitting deputy secretary: We have a serious IT problem.

Federal Times


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