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.
Martha Joynt Kumar, author of Before the Oath: How George W. Bush and Barack Obama Managed a Transfer of Power joined me on The Business of Government Hour to share her perspective on her latest book on presidential transitions.
Recent reports highlight a grading system that Congress has introduced to assess federal agency IT performance; these grades also point to areas where agencies can prioritize improvements to become more efficient and effective.
Today, the IBM Center for The Business of Government is pleased to release a new report, "Beyond Business as Usual: Improving Defense Acquisition through Better Buying Power," by Zachary S. Huitink and David M. Van Slyke of Syracuse University’s Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs.
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.