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Jared Kushner will reportedly lead the White House Office of American Innovation
In the News

March 27, 2017

"On Monday, Donald Trump is expected to announce that his son-in-law, Jared Kushner, will oversee the creation of a new White House office that seeks to help the U.S. government run more like a business, in an effort to cut down on bureaucracy and make good on several key campaign promises. On Sunday night, The Washington Post first reported that Kushner would soon be tapped to lead the White House Office of American Innovation, whose goal is to streamline government bureaucracy through the application of business principles."

Teen Voguee

Tag(s): management, policy, White House


New White House innovation office to take on federal acquisition
In the News

March 27, 2017

The White House is creating a new Office of American Innovation to take on one of the stickiest wickets in the government — procurement, and particularly the buying of technology. White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said President Donald Trump is naming Jared Kushner, the assistant to the President and his son-in-law, to lead the new office.

Federal News Radio

Tag(s): management, policy, White House


New White House innovation office to focus on tech, VA and more
In the News

March 27, 2017

"President Donald Trump is creating a White House Office of American Innovation that will initially focus on issues such as federal technology modernization, technology procurement and overhauling systems at the Department of Veterans Affairs. Trump formally launched the office within the White House via an executive order signed Monday. Jared Kushner — Trump’s assistant to the president and senior adviser — will head up the office, spokesman Sean Spicer said in Monday’s press briefing."

Fed Scoop

Tag(s): management, policy, White House


Trump has a new innovation office. It’s unclear what that means for 18F and USDS.
In the News

March 27, 2017

"The White House, which has provided sparse details, will work with chief executives from prominent tech businesses including Tesla’s Elon Musk, Apple’s Tim Cook, Salesforce’s Marc Benioff and Microsoft’s Bill Gates, according to the Post. That new team will make policy recommendations and report directly to Trump on ways to “improve government operations and services, improve the quality of life for Americans now and in the future and spur job creation,” according to a presidential memorandum issued late afternoon Monday."

NextGov

Tag(s): management, policy, White House


The Transition Partners’ Proposed Management Priorities
Research and Publications

March 05, 2017

Several government management organizations—the transition partners—came together to advance the common goal of ensuring a smooth, safe and effective presidential transition. The group has outlined several practices in each area that new leaders can adopt immediately to improve government performance and enable policy implementation.

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Tag(s): management, policy


Trump’s hiring freeze will do the opposite of what he wants
In the News

January 27, 2017

President Trump is correct when he says the federal government must be more responsive to the needs of the American people. Unfortunately, his directive Monday to freeze federal hiring will have the opposite effect of what is intended.

Huffington Post

Tag(s): agencies, policy, transition management


Is the Trump team ready to run the government?
In the News

January 19, 2017

Incoming White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer says Donald Trump might sign four or five executive actions shortly after he's sworn in on Friday—but it’s unclear who will be available to carry them out.

New York Magazine

Tag(s): agencies, appointees, appointments, policy


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


GAO Presidential Transition Recommendations
External Resource

November 10, 2016

Web resources from the Government Accountabiltiy Office (GAO) highlighting the most important risks and management challenges confronting government and focused on assisting a new administration.

Government Accountability Office

Tag(s): laws and regulations, management, policy


The Center of Government: Using the Center of Government to Maximize Policy Execution
Tools and Templates

November 03, 2016

A report outlining the core principles and components of the Center of Government describing the entities and relationships a president has available to successfully implement policy and manage the government.

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Tag(s): management, policy, White House


Seven Smart Strategies to Achieve Policy Success
Research and Publications

November 01, 2016

These seven smart strategies can help the next administration succeed in achieving successful policy implementation.

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Tag(s): agencies, best practice, Center for Presidential Transition, management, Partnership for Public Service, policy, Ready to Govern, transition management, White House


Presidential Transition Handbook: The Role of Inspectors General and the Transition to a New Administration
Research and Publications

October 04, 2016

This handbook has been prepared by Council of the Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency for incoming transition teams.

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Tag(s): laws and regulations, management, policy


Tech In Transition
Tools and Templates

September 20, 2016

Infographic prepared by the Center for Presidential Transition presents data on the status of information technology (IT) in the federal government.

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Tag(s): management, policy


Agency Review and Landing Team Principles, Guidance and Materials
Tools and Templates

August 16, 2016

This guide contains Center for Presidential Transition recommendations for agency review efforts.

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Tag(s): agencies, budget, policy


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