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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.


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
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

Dan Chenok, IBM Center for the Business of Government
In the News

June 23, 2015

A five-prong plan for success for the next President and his--or her--administration is on the table. The IBM Center for the Business of Government and the Partnership for Public Service bring the five points out of a roundtable the group hosted. Dan Chenok is executive director of the IBM Center for the Business of Government. He tells In Depth with Francis Rose why leadership talent so crucial, especially for the next presidents success.

Federal News Radio

Next administration should focus on leadership, experts say
In the News

June 19, 2015

The next Presidential administration should focus on leadership both of political appointees and career officials to achieve its goals and more effectively run the government, a panel of experts has said.


How can the next president build a strong political and career leadership team?
In the News

June 16, 2015

The success of a presidential administration rests in the hands of leadership—political appointees and career executives who are responsible for implementing policy, achieving mission outcomes and running government operations. By focusing on leadership talent as a key priority, the next president can significantly enhance government’s capacity for political and career executives to deliver strong results for the nation.

Government Executive

Election 2016: Creating a “roadmap” for next administration
In the News

June 04, 2015

As U.S. presidential candidates focus their attention on the November 2016 election, a select group of academics, government leaders and other stakeholders is concentrating on what happens after the win.

Syracuse University News

Transition is right around the corner
In the News

June 03, 2015

The problems at Veterans Affairs, and the unsuccessful rollout of could be evidence of something systemic. Some call it a ‘civil service crisis’. Whatever it is, it’s claimed jobs at both the career and political appointee levels. John Palguta is the Vice President for Policy at the Partnership. He spoke with Tom and Emily on the Federal Drive.

Federal News Radio

The next presidential transition
In the News

May 20, 2015

In a little over 18 months, a new president will take over the White House, and with it, responsibility for more than four million federal workers. Now, a new initiative by the Partnership for Public Service will tackle the issues of the next transition.

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Even 18 months before the vote, it’s not too early for candidates to prepare to govern
In the News

May 20, 2015

Under the theory that it's never too early, good government groups and a bipartisan crew of senators are urging presidential hopefuls to prepare to govern, not just campaign.

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