The Department of Defense faces a challenging budget scenario over the coming decades, as it will be tasked with improving its cross-cutting operational effectiveness and mission excellence with constrained financial resources.
The National Academy of Public Administration’s recent annual meeting raises a number of key issues facing public administrators in coming years. Over the next few weeks, the IBM Center for The Business of Government will collaborate with the Academy to highlight some key findings and takeaways from that meeting, via a series of blog posts (culminating in a full summary at the end of the series).
A decade from now, how will the government’s responsibilities and processes differ? A series of speakers and panel sessions recently explored this issue to prepare public administrators at all levels to adapt to this changing environment.
This week, John Kamensky and I were privileged to attend the meeting of Senior Executives at the Washington Hilton, at which President Obama spoke as well as several agency heads. The event helped to frame why executive leadership remains a critical core of Federal workforce productivity and effectiveness on behalf of the American people, and the President introduced several initiatives intended to strengthen the executive core as well as the services that they lead for the Nation.