Ali Mayorkas, deputy secretary, U.S. Department of Homeland Security joined me on The Business of Government Hour to discuss the department’s key strategic priorities, the challenges it is facing, how the DHS “Unity of Effort” initiative is going, and what DHS is doing to improve its operational performance.
Presidential scholar Dr. Martha Kumar was joined by Chris Lu, Deputy Secretary of Labor and Former Executive Director of the Obama-Biden Transition Project, and Clay Johnson, former Bush (43) Presidential Personnel Director and Deputy Director of Management at the U.S. Office of Management and Budget, for a discussion on best practices in Presidential transitions and the importance of focusing on management in the transition and early days of an administration.
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.
Dr. Phyllis Schneck, Deputy Undersecretary, Cybersecurity and Communications, within the National Protection and Programs Directorate (NPPD), U.S. Department of Homeland Security recently joined me on The Business of Government to discuss the mission of her office, its vision and cybersecurity priorities, challenges faced, and her efforts to develop a “weather map” approach to predicting cyber. Here’s a glimpse of our exchange.