Ellen Herbst, chief financial officer and assistant secretary of Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce joined me on The Business of Government Hour to discuss aligning mission support with mission delivery, the department's management and performance agenda, how Commerce is working to transform the way it does business, and what Commerce is doing to support its employees and reform its hiring process.
Robert Reisner, an expert in government transformation,
has culled these insights in his recent IBM Center
report, A Leader’s Guide to Transformation: Developing a
Playbook for Successful Change Initiatives. Based on these
interviews, Reisner frames a series of interrelated steps that a
government executive should consider when they undertake
any transformation initiative.
What is the Social Security Administration doing to reduce disability backlogs? How is SSA improving service and stewardship efforts? What does the future hold for the United States Social Security Administration? Michael Astrue, Commissioner of the U.S. Social Security Administration joined me on The Business of Government Hour to explore these questions and so much more.
How is GAO working to help put the country back on a sustainable fiscal path? What is GAO doing to assist Congress in support of its oversight of decision making responsibilities? How is GAO overseeing federal programs and operations to ensure accountability to the American people? Last month, Comptroller General Gene Dodaro joined me on The Business of Government Hour to explore these questions and so much more. Here are some insights from this discussion:
What is the value of a centralized provider, like GSA, and its Federal Acquisition Service? How does the Federal Acquisition Service foster government operations that are effective, sustainable, and transparent? How is the Federal Acquisition Service managing in an era of fiscal constraint?
Steven Kempf, Commissioner of GSA’s Federal Acquisition Service joins me this week on The Business of Government Hour to explore these questions and so much more.
Steven J. Kempf sets strategic direction and oversees the delivery of over $50 billion of best-value products, services and solutions to federal customers, allowing them to effectively and efficiently achieve their missions.
As federal agencies tighten their belts, they’ll be questioning the value of citizen participation initiatives under the Obama Open Government Initiative. Do they lead to better results or reduced costs?