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Memo to Jared Kushner: managing government isn’t like business. It’s much harder
In the News

March 27, 2017

"As if Jared Kushner didn’t have enough to do in between managing his father-in-law’s political impulses on climate change and benefits for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender federal employees and brokering peace in the Middle East, another perpetually Sisyphean task landed on his desk on Monday. Every president since Ronald Reagan has vowed to make the federal government run with the efficiency and attention to excellent results and customer service the business world is supposed to possess. As much as President Trump can be said to have any fixed beliefs, he believes in himself as a businessman and dealmaker, which makes this pledge particularly close to the core of his identity and his campaign. And so Kushner has been tapped to lead “a SWAT team of strategic consultants.”"

The Washington Post

Tag(s): enterprise government, management, White House


Getting It Done: A Guide for Government Executives
External Resource

November 30, 2016

This e-book, published by the IBM Center for The Business of Government, is designed to assist political executives and career executives new to their position, navigate the current political environment and the world of Washington. Containing the “to-dos” necessary to “get it done” in Washington and discussions of important Washington stakeholder groups. 2017 edition

IBM Center for The Business of Government

Tag(s): enterprise government, management, policy


Memos to National Leaders
External Resource

November 15, 2016

The National Academy of Public Administration, the American Society for Public Administration and George Mason University’s Schar School of Policy and Government published this set of 25 memos to national leaders focusing on five themes: managing government; strengthening policy leadership; managing across boundaries; sharpening the tools of government; and increasing capacity to manage complex policy Issues.

The National Academy of Public Administration, the American Society for Public Administration and George Mason Universitys Schar School of Policy and Government

Tag(s): enterprise government, management, policy


2016 Presidential Transition Report
External Resource

October 17, 2016

Prepared by the American Council for Technology and Industry Advisory Council (ACT-IAC), this report addresses the gap between public and private sector use of technology including recommendations on human capital, management, budget, cybersecurity, citizen engagement, innovation and aligning government services.

ACT-IAC Institute for Innovation

Tag(s): enterprise government, management


Transforming the Delivery of Services to the Federal Government: Recommendations for the Incoming Administration
Research and Publications

October 12, 2016

Shared services allows the government to redirect resources to critical mission activities and strategic priorities and provide shared platforms in areas such as cybersecurity, benefits, law enforcement, financial services and defense.

Learn how the next administration has an opportunity to use shared services to improve how government is managed and enhance the administration’s ability to carry out policy priorities. 

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Tag(s): agencies, enterprise government, management


Transition 2016: Equipping the Government for Success in 2016 and Beyond
External Resource

July 08, 2016

The National Academy of Public Administration (NAPA) convened four panels to tackle the management issues determined to be most critical to the success of the new Administration. This report catalogues their findings and recommendations regarding: Collaboration Across Boundaries, Strategic Foresight, Evidence-Based Approaches and Recruitment and Retention.

National Academy of Public Administration

Tag(s): enterprise government, management, policy


The IBM Center for the Business of Government Management Roadmap
External Resource

October 23, 2015

The Roadmap will relay a set of management recommendations for the next administration - enhancing the capacity of government to deliver key outcomes for citizens. The joint initiative by the IBM Center and the Partnership for Public Service will address such areas as: strengthening executive talent, governing as an enterprise, making actionable decisions, and sustainable innovation.

The IBM Center for the Business of Government

Tag(s): appointees, appointments, enterprise government, management


Enterprise Government: How the Next Administration Can Better Serve Citizens (Part One)
External Resource

October 05, 2015

IBM Center for the Business of Government presidential transition blog post.

IBM Center for the Business of Government

Tag(s): enterprise government, management


NAPA Transition 2016
External Resource

May 10, 2015

On May 11, 2015, the National Academy of Public Administration launched its Transition 2016 initiative, which is designed to advise the incoming 2016 presidential administration on initatives to ensure more effective management, identifying and overcoming government management challenges and identifying key presidentially-appointed agency management positions.

National Academy of Public Administration

Tag(s): appointees, appointments, enterprise government, management


The Foundation for Effective Government Management in 2017 Starts Now
External Resource

April 29, 2015

IBM Center for the Business of Government presidential transition blog post.

IBM Center for the Business of Government

Tag(s): enterprise government, management


The Performance Institute’s Transitions in Governance 2016
External Resource

April 16, 2015

The Transitions in Governance 2016 program seeks to develop a bold set of ideas comprising a management reform agenda for the incoming president and Congress to consider that focuses on improving results, transparency, and the efficiency of the federal government, while also expanding the Government Performance Coalition of think tanks, elected officials, and other stakeholders to support the bipartisan implementation of a federal management improvement agenda following the 2016 election.

The Performance Institute

Tag(s): enterprise government, management, transition management


Developing a Management Roadmap for the Next Administration
External Resource

March 30, 2015

IBM Center for the Business of Government presidential transition blog post.

IBM Center for the Business of Government

Tag(s): appointments, enterprise government, management


Confirmation of Political Appointees: Eliciting Nominees’ Views on Leadership and Management Issues
External Resource

September 06, 2000

Government Accountability Office (GAO) report on suggested questions to assist the Senate in its constitutional role of confirming nominees, to help ensure that future political appointees have the requisite skills to be results-oriented leaders and managers.

U.S. Government Accountability Office

Tag(s): appointees, appointments, enterprise government, management, historical


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