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Weekly Roundup: January 23-27, 2017

Friday, January 27th, 2017 - 12:12
Friday, January 27, 2017 - 10:46
Michael Keegan

Weekly Roundup: January 16-20, 2017

Sunday, January 22nd, 2017 - 18:37
Sunday, January 22, 2017 - 17:19
Michael J. Keegan How will Trump lead on tech? The businessman turned reality star turned U.S. president clearly has mastered Twitter, but what will his administration mean for broader technology issues.

Weekly Roundup: January 9-13, 2017

Friday, January 13th, 2017 - 18:48
Friday, January 13, 2017 - 17:37
Michael J. Keegan Obama appointee to lead VA under Trump. Dr. David Shulkin, the Department of Veterans Affairs current undersecretary for health, was tapped by President-elect Donald Trump to lead the agency. Check out my interview with Dr. Shulkin on The Business of Government Hour.

Weekly Roundup: January 2-6, 2017

Friday, January 6th, 2017 - 11:40
Friday, January 6, 2017 - 10:26
Michael J. Keegan Does HealthCare.gov have a future? HealthCare.gov is the web-based marketplace where users shop for health plans. It includes a data hub that transmits eligibility information across federal agencies and an identity management system that handles user registration and updates and pings insurance issuers and the exchanges in states that manage their own systems.

Weekly Round Up November 18, 2016

Friday, November 18th, 2016 - 13:02
Friday, November 18, 2016 - 11:50
Trump teams begin meeting with federal agencies. President-elect Donald Trump has begun to deploy transition teams in three waves to meet with federal agencies.

Getting it Done: Helping New Government Leaders Succeed

Tuesday, November 15th, 2016 - 12:18
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Monday, November 14, 2016 - 17:44
In 2009, the IBM Center for The Business of Government released Getting It Done: A Guide for Government Executives as a guide for new leaders, especially new political appointees. This book helped new government executives acclimate quickly to the world of public service as practiced in Washington, D.C., and it contained a series of short strategic discussions about “dos and don’ts,” along with insights about working with key stakeholders from experienced political executives. Getting It Done was revised and reissued as a second edition in 2013.

Weekly Round Up

Friday, November 11th, 2016 - 14:35
Friday, November 11, 2016 - 13:14
Transition Underway.  According to Government Executive: “An org chart floated around the capital showed that the Trump team has set up six prongs for agency action, as Politico reported. Work on these areas will be led by Boston Consulting Group adviser Ron Nicol.

Getting it Done: A Guide for Government Executives

Tuesday, November 8th, 2016 - 15:24
Those new to government will find a world very different than their previous experience in other sectors. Those returning to government will find a far different government than the one they left. Both will find a large group of stakeholders, including members of the United States Congress, very interested in every action they take. In addition, you will face the challenge of managing large organizations. If cabinet departments were listed in the Fortune 500, they would occupy slots in the top 20.

Putting Out the Welcome Mat

Monday, November 7th, 2016 - 18:25
Monday, November 7, 2016 - 17:20
A new law signed into law in March requires the White House and agencies to designate government-wide and agency-level transition teams long before the election.  These teams are to help both the outgoing as well as the incoming administrations. What have been their efforts to date, and what can be expected after the election?  

Weekly Roundup for September 16, 2016

Friday, September 16th, 2016 - 13:39
Friday, September 16, 2016 - 13:31
Michael J. Keegan Devil’s in the details for implementing VA Commission recommendations.The Senate Veterans Affairs Committee took on the recommendations from the VA Commission on Care’s recent report on veterans health care.