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.
Defense Secretary Robert Gates delivered a much-ballyhooed speech this past week about the urgent need to cut defense spending by at least $15 billion. It is worth reading! I had a different take than other media coverage, though. . .
This initial column on Governing in the Digital Landscape defines Gov 2.0 as "activities that regulate and utilize the digital landscape," and explains why it is essential that as many citizens as possible involve themselves in the process.
HUD's Open Government Plan is framed around the department's strategic goals. Its leaders decided to make President Obama's hallmark initiative a way of getting business done and not just another compliance exercise.
Some things can move fast in bureaucracies! President Obama signed Executive Order 13522, “Creating Labor-Management Forums to Improve Delivery of Government Services,” in early December to resurrect the labor-management partnerships from the Clinton era.
Since 1998, academics from across the world have competed to prepare insightful and practical research reports and case studies to assist public sector executives at all levels of government to more effectively respond to their mission and management challenges.
In the wake of the Katrina disaster, one Louisiana state agency leader used the "clean slate" provided as an opportunity to re-design the eligibility determination process for health care benefits provided to citizens in need.
This report is a first-hand...
The IBM Center for The Business of Government hosted a forum in November 2009 to examine the Obama Administration's themes for a high-performing government and to frame a public management research agenda.
Participants included nearly 50 of the nation's...
President Obama's key performance officials are finally in place after some delays. The next step is announcing an agenda. A June 2009 report to the Obama Administration, "Building a Better Government Performance System," offers an ambitious set of principles and recommendations.