Leaders Speak: Admiral Paul Zukunft, the 25th Commandant of the United States Coast Guard, joined me on The Business of Government Hour to discuss the U.S. Coast Guard’s strategic direction, its key priorities, and how it is modernizing to meet today’s demands while preparing for tomorrow.
What has the FCC done to transform its IT infrastructure? How has the FCC Chief Information Officer cultivated a network of change agents? What is the FCC doing to cultivate a culture of risk-taking and experimentation? Dr. Bray, FCC Chief Information Officer, joined me on The Business of Government Hour to share his insights on these topics and more.
This edition of the Business of Government magazine highlights strong leaders with the right talent who are charged with executing the business of government. These leaders are responsible for a vast array of government missions that comprise a significant chunk of the federal government budget.
The federal government spends almost $450 billion annually
to buy basic goods and services. Today more than ever,
the government must ensure that it spends money wisely and
eliminates waste and abuse of taxpayer dollars.
The U.S. federal government spends nearly a half-trillion
dollars per year through contracts, buying everything from
office supplies and automobiles to professional services,
information technology, and complex weapon systems.