Over the past two decades, Congress and the Executive Branch have created a series of “chief officer” positions in agencies, supported by cross-government councils. Council leaders are now changing the way they manage them to boost government efficiency and effectiveness in lean times.
President Obama signed a memo to all agency heads yesterday with an unwieldy title: “Administrative Flexibility, Lower Costs, and Better Results for State, Local, and Tribal Governments." But it contains the seeds of a potential shift in how the federal government works, if implemented smartly.
The Administration has made major strides in making more information transparent, and creating opportunities to use information to participate and collaborate in the processes of government. Agencies and external stakeholders alike must now work to increase the value of government information. The goal is not to reduce the amount of information available to the public, but to ensure that relevant, high value information is readily usable.
This week, the cybersecurity world convened at the annual RSA conference, one of the major cyber events in the U.S. each year. The Government cyber agenda is a strong part of the conference; how cybersecurity impacts the business of government came through loud and clear.
What is DoD doing to break down information stovepipes across the military? How has net-centricity changed over time? Join us as we will explore this question and so much more with our very special guest Dave Wennergren, Assistant Deputy Chief Management Officer at the U.S. Department of Defense on The Business of Government Hour. Here's a video sampling of Dave's always cogent insights
Attention to the FY 2012 budget’s performance and management initiatives have been overwhelmed by the enormity of the proposed budget cuts by both the President and the Congress, and the resolution of the pending FY 2011 continuing resolution.