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Why presidential candidates should be presumptuous
In the News

January 24, 2016

Perhaps the difference between campaigning and governing is never starker than in the months after a new president’s inauguration. Candidates spend many months touting what they would do if they win the White House, but not nearly enough time figuring out how to actually do it.

Washington Post


Presidential transition draped in razor wire
In the News

January 21, 2016

A long-recognized political phobia among candidates in both parties about appearing to measure the Oval Office drapes before Election Day has fused with 2016’s voter angst about Washington’s dysfunction and “rigged” practices. Those who value a planned and measured leap from one administration to the next say they want to “detoxify the risk.”

RealClearPolitics


How One Group is Trying to Prevent Procrastination on Presidential Transition Planning
In the News

January 20, 2016

Exactly one year before the next inauguration, a major good-government group on Wednesday announced the formation of a unique and permanent resource center on presidential transitions. The announcement comes as a surfeit of well-financed candidates creates more than the usual uncertainty about eventual nominees.

GovExec


It is not too early to get ready for the White House
In the News

January 17, 2016

Max Stier, president and chief executive of the Partnership for Public Service, discusses the launch of the new Center for Presidential Transition to help candidates prepare to govern.

The Washington Post


You can never start a transition too early
In the News

January 13, 2016

Presidential transitions have often been plagued by delays as a new team unwinds the prior administration's initiatives and political-appointee slots go unfilled for months or years.

The good news: Folks inside and outside government are lining up to help on both fronts.

Federal Computer Week


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


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