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 that comprise a significant chunk of the federal government budget.
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 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.
Since December 2010, Dr. Jonathan Woodson has acted as the principle advisor to multiple secretaries of defense. As assistant secretary of defense for health affairs, he has lead DoD’s military health system, overseeing the Defense Department's $50 billion health budget, and shepherding this mission critical care system through major reform efforts.
How has military medicine been transformed? What is DoD doing to strengthening military medicine’s global health engagement? What has been done to reform the military health system? Join host Michael J. Keegan as he explores these questions and more Dr. Jonathan Woodson, Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs on his last interview as he closes his public service career.