The Business of Government Magazine


The Business of Government Magazine

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This edition of the Business of Government magazine highlights strong leaders with the right talent who are charged with executing the business of government. These leaders are responsible for a vast array of government missions.
As government agencies continue to be under increased scrutiny to improve efficiency and be ever more vigilant with their use of public funding, they are increasingly adopting alternative models and approaches to providing services.
In 2013 the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) embarked on an ambitious effort to modernize its information technology infrastructure, transforming from an agency with 207 different IT systems to one with a cloud-based common data platform that would play a significant role in creating a more dynamic and agile enterprise.
The pace of technological advancement is accelerating while the pace of the adoption of technology is increasing.
In his second inaugural address, President Abraham Lincoln spoke of the tragedies of the Civil War and society’s need to unify and “to care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow, and his orphan....”
The impetus behind the Digital Accountability and Transparency Act of 2014 (DATA Act) may be simple: Transform federal spending information from disconnected documents into open data to improve spending transparency, transform federal financial management, and stimulate ideas and innovation.
The federal government spends almost $450 billion annually to buy basic goods and services. Today more than ever, the government must ensure that it spends money wisely and eliminates waste and abuse of taxpayer dollars.
Since December 2010, Dr. Jonathan Woodson has acted as the principal advisor of health affairs to multiple secretaries of defense.
The United States Coast Guard offers a unique and enduring value to the country.

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Michael Keegan
By Michael J. Keegan

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