This paper provides analysis and a set of concrete recommendations,
both for the period of transition before the
inauguration, and for the start of the next presidency, to
encourage and sustain innovation in government.
Recent media attention has highlighted a series of high-profile security breaches, which have affected U.S. government agencies and their contractors, and severely damaged the public trust and confidence in our federal government.
In their study of eight Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) medical
centers in New England, the authors examined the current
use of best practices in inventory management in government,
based on a case study of VA hospitals.
The pilots are intended to coordinate
different federal programs and services from
across a range of agencies, allowing local participants
to request waivers from various federal
requirements in order to enable the integration of
different funding streams.
For more than a quarter century, the U.S. Government Accountability Office has been highlighting and tracking a handful of programs that it judges as being at high risk for waste, fraud, abuse, and mismanagement.