Leaders Speak: Admiral Paul Zukunft, the 25th Commandant of the United States Coast Guard, joined me on The Business of Government Hour to discuss the U.S. Coast Guard’s strategic direction, its key priorities, and how it is modernizing to meet today’s demands while preparing for tomorrow.
"How do you encourage physicians and patients to choose value?…
I think the next few years, regardless of who’s elected in November,
we’ll see a push for changes in the way we finance and organize
health care. I think that states are going to be involved in that process.”
"We’re very bullish on both biofuels and hydrogen, as well as battery technology, which is being
developed to really improve the operation of vehicles, reduce our dependence on foreign oil—which is,
frankly, job one—and then also it’s going to improve the environment. It’s sort of a triple whammy,
if you will.”
"We’re one of the few developed countries that doesn’t have a set of key outcome indicators so that we
can understand the nation’s position and progress across a wide range of social, demographic, and other
key policy areas. We believe that those would help decision makers know how we are doing….”
Over the past year, the IBM Center for The Business of Government has been preparing materials to help smooth the transition for the next administration. This blog has been part of that preparation. But today is the grand unveiling!
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"The natural environment continues to pose risks to society. USGS has a long and respected history of providing relevant and timely information for responding to hazard events such as earthquakes, flooding, volcanic eruptions, and landslides."
Based on her observations of best practices in various states, Judy Zelio identifies five specific actions that state agencies can take to provide performance
information that legislators will see as useful, such as ensuring that
executive branch budget...
Candidate Barack Obama laid out his vision for his performance management approach while on the campaign trail in September: "As President, I will go through the entire federal budget, page by page, line by line, and I will eliminate the programs that don't work and aren't needed."