Traditionally, agency plans last the length of a four-year presidential election cycle. But many challenges facing government are on a much longer cycle – such as building Defense weapon systems, adapting to climate change, and creating energy independence.
Dr. David Shulkin, Under Secretary for Health at VA joined me on The Business of Government Hour this week to discuss VA’s healthcare mission, strategic priorities, challenges faced, innovations pursued, and efforts to promote a positive culture of service. Here is a snapshot of our discussion.
Both presidential candidates have pledged to boosting spending for crumbling roads, bridges, and other infrastructure. But if permitting and review processes takes an estimated six years for major projects, what hope is there than the next Administration will preside over any ribbon-cutting ceremonies for completed projects in a first term?
Kevin McAleenan, deputy commissioner, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) joined me on The Business of Government Hour to discuss CBP’s key strategic priorities, realigning its operational footprint, and pursuing innovative security strategies to promote lawful trade and travel. Here's a snapshot of our discussion.