Following the bread crumbs left by Hansel and Gretel after the passage of the fiscal year 2016 appropriations bill last month, I found five obscure provisions that have important implications for OMB and agencies in coming months.
On November 10, we hosted a roundtable on how transition teams and new agency leaders can implement structures that enable managers to make smart and timely choices by incorporating data and evidence into their decision-making process. By being thoughtful and intentional in their approach, leaders can accelerate the achievement of the new elected president’s priorities, reduce risk, and increase the capacity of agencies to deliver on mission objectives.
From forging a unity of effort in homeland security to strategizing today how to field the U.S. Army of tomorrow; to pursuing affordable housing, eliminating fraud, waste, and abuse in healthcare, and securing cyberspace, this issue of The Business of Government magazine delves into a diverse set of topics and public management issues facing us today.
The Fall 2015 The Business of Government magazine delves into a diverse set of topics and public management issues facing us today. With each edition, I present the leadership stories of a select group of public servants and complement their front-line experience with practical insights from thought leaders—merging real-world experience with practical scholarship.
Among federal executives, U.S. Inspectors General (IGs) face
a unique challenge: maintaining their independence from the
agencies they oversee while striving to be positively engaged
with agency leadership and fulfilling congressional committees’
Earlier this year, the IBM Center for The Business of
Government commenced a year-long initiative with the
Partnership for Public Service to frame key management
issues and opportunities for the next presidency.
Enhancing Cybersecurity in a World of Real-
Time Threats: Insights from Dr. Phyllis Schneck,
Deputy Under Secretary for Cybersecurity and
Communications, National Protection and Programs
Directorate, U.S. Department of Homeland Security