Dr. Phyllis Schneck, Deputy Undersecretary, Cybersecurity and Communications, within the National Protection and Programs Directorate (NPPD), U.S. Department of Homeland Security recently joined me on The Business of Government to discuss the mission of her office, its vision and cybersecurity priorities, challenges faced, and her efforts to develop a “weather map” approach to predicting cyber. Here’s a glimpse of our exchange.
A manager might need temporary talent on a project and doesn’t have it on his/her team. Energetic employees in other parts of the agency may have those skills and would like to share them as a way of broadening his/her professional experience. How can they connect?
Last Thursday June 10, I had the honor of helping to open the DATA Act Summit. The event brought government and industry leaders together to discuss how best to implement this important statute, which will provide for better visibility into financial activities across the government. A year and a month after enactment, the Administration’s actions to carry out DATA Act provisions – along with support and involvement from industry partners – all point to a successful path forward.
The success of a Presidential administration rests in the hands of leadership - political appointees and career executives who are responsible for implementing policy, achieving mission outcomes, and running government operations. By focusing on “leadership talent” as a key priority, the next President can significantly enhance government’s capacity for political and career executives to deliver strong results for the Nation.