The challenges facing our country are more complex and interconnected than ever, and addressing those challenges requires cooperation and compromise both within and between the branches of our government.

In the nonpartisan research report—“Government Disservice: Overcoming Washington Dysfunction to Improve Congressional Stewardship of the Executive Branch”—the Partnership for Public Service, with support from The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, examines how congressional polarization diminishes the effectiveness of federal agency programs and operations and looks at ways in which Congress can be a better steward of the executive branch.

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

Federal agencies are extremely large and complex organizations with critical missions that range from safeguarding our borders to protecting us from disease. Managing these organizations effectively and ensuring that they achieve their goals is no easy task, and it is the responsibility of the chief operating officer (COO).

What role do COOs play in agencies? What are their top priorities and challenges? What is the state of management in federal agencies? Those are the questions the Partnership for Public Service and Booz Allen Hamilton set out to understand in the inaugural report, “Bridging Mission and Management: A Survey of Government Chief Operating Officers.”