Management Matters

Government customer experience 2016 accomplishments

Government customer experience 2016 accomplishments

Martha Dorris, founder of Dorris Consulting International, discusses the top agency accomplishments of 2016 for government customer experience.
White House preparing agency reorganization executive order

White House preparing agency reorganization executive order

Robert Shea, principal at Grant Thornton Public Sector, discusses the agency reorganization executive order being prepared by the White House.
Industry waits for political appointee positions to fill

Industry waits for political appointee positions to fill

Larry Allen, president of Allen Federal Business Partners, discusses how the pace of political appointees moving into their roles at...
Implementing a risk management strategy

Implementing a risk management strategy

Managing Director at KPMG David Buckley discusses the opportunity to reform risk management strategy in government.
Balancing management and budget at OMB

Balancing management and budget at OMB

Mallory Barg Bulman, vice president of research and evaluation at the Partnership for Public Service, discusses potential top priorities for...
First two weeks of Trump administration marked by miscommunication

First two weeks of Trump administration marked by miscommunication

Chris Lu, former deputy secretary at the Department of Labor, discussed President Trump’s management style, the importance of communication with...
The Diplomatic Corps & the presidential transition

The Diplomatic Corps & the presidential transition

Ambassador Barbara Stephenson, President of the American Foreign Service Association, discusses reports of resignations, retirements and rotations within the State...
Navigating the federal hiring freeze

Navigating the federal hiring freeze

Jeffrey Neal, senior vice president at ICF and former chief human capital officer at the Department of Homeland Security, discussed...
Tech CEOs present $1 trillion saving plan to Trump

Tech CEOs present $1 trillion saving plan to Trump

C.R. Wooters, deputy executive director at the Tech CEO Council, and Dan Chenok, executive director at the IBM Center for...
Inspector general pinpoints management challenges at DoD

Inspector general pinpoints management challenges at DoD

Brett Mansfield, special assistant to the Department of Defense inspector general, discussed the top 10 management challenges for DoD in...
Diversity & inclusion initiatives at the Office of Personnel Management

Diversity & inclusion initiatives at the Office of Personnel Management

Dr. Zina Sutch, director of diversity and inclusion at OPM, discusses her offices the ongoing efforts to make diversity and...
GAO issues first report on government’s fiscal health

GAO issues first report on government’s fiscal health

Gene Dodaro, U.S. Comptroller General and head of the Government Accountability Office, discusses his office’s report, “The Nation’s Fiscal Health:...
Agencies issue exit memos to incoming teams

Agencies issue exit memos to incoming teams

Danny Werfel, director for the Boston Consulting Group, discuss how the next administration can get a head start, by using...
Eight key steps to implement the DATA Act

Eight key steps to implement the DATA Act

Carol Fortine Ochoa, Inspector General at GSA, discusses the agency’s progress in meeting the upcoming DATA Act deadlines.
Status of cross-agency priority goals

Status of cross-agency priority goals

John Kamensky, senior fellow at the IBM Center for the Business of Government, discusses the importance of cross-agency priority goals...
The future of White House fellowship programs

The future of White House fellowship programs

Bernard Kluger, deputy performance improvement officer at the Office of Personnel Management, discussed the unique leadership culture created by White...
Agencies delivering results with shrinking budgets

Agencies delivering results with shrinking budgets

Heather Krause, director of strategic issues at the Government Accountability Office, discusses new research from GAO on how agencies can...
Former federal deputy CIO looks back at the Obama IT agenda

Former federal deputy CIO looks back at the Obama IT agenda

Lisa Schlosser, former federal deputy chief information officer, looked back on the most important elements of the Obama administration’s IT...
Challenges facing the next director of the Office of Management and Budget

Challenges facing the next director of the Office of Management and Budget

SeamlessDocs Federal president and former administrator of GSA, Dan Tangherlini discussed the challenges facing the next director of the Office of...
Risk management & the presidential transition

Risk management & the presidential transition

David Buckley, managing director at KPMG, discusses the future of risk management in a Trump administration.
Priorities for the IRS in 2017

Priorities for the IRS in 2017

IRS Commissioner John Koskinen discussed his role in the Congressional push for tax reform, the agency’s priorities in 2017, and...
Senate passes 2016 Inspector General Empowerment Act

Senate passes 2016 Inspector General Empowerment Act

Michael Horowitz, Inspector General at the Justice Department, discusses the Inspector General Empowerment Act of 2016.
One-on-One with NASA Administrator Charlie Bolden (Part 2)

One-on-One with NASA Administrator Charlie Bolden (Part 2)

NASA Administrator Charlie Bolden discusses cybersecurity challenges, CIO authority and NASA’s workforce diversity initiative.
One-on-One with NASA Administrator Charlie Bolden (Part 1)

One-on-One with NASA Administrator Charlie Bolden (Part 1)

NASA Administrator Charlie Bolden discusses top priorities for the space agency in 2017.
Fate of IT programs in Trump Administration

Fate of IT programs in Trump Administration

Kymm McCabe, principal at Deloitte Digital, discusses how federal managers can ensure their programs survive in the Trump administration.
Priorities for the Department of Veterans Affairs in 2017

Priorities for the Department of Veterans Affairs in 2017

Rep. Mark Takano (D-Ca.), ranking member of the House Veterans Affairs Committee, discusses what veterans issues President-Elect Trump should address...
Implications of double and triple wait times for background check investigations at OPM

Implications of double and triple wait times for background check investigations at OPM

Beth McGrath, director of Deloitte Consulting’s federal sector, discussed the implications of double and triple wait times for background check...
Once-in-a-decade opportunity lining up for contractors

Once-in-a-decade opportunity lining up for contractors

Gina Gallagher, president of AOC Key Solutions, discusses the once-in-a-decade opportunity lining up for contractors.
Trump administration & procurement policy

Trump administration & procurement policy

Angela Styles, chair of Crowell and Moring and a partner in their government contracts group, discusses the top acquisition positions up...
 Strategic Developments in Category Management

 Strategic Developments in Category Management

Tiffany Hixson, regional  commissioner of the Federal Acquisition Service at the General Services Administration, discusses the future and vision of the...
Future of the Federal Systems Integration & Management Center at the General Services

Future of the Federal Systems Integration & Management Center at the General Services

Rob Coen, Strategy Director at GSA’s Federal Systems Integration & Management Center at the General Services Administration, discusses the future...
The Federal Management Playbook

The Federal Management Playbook

Ira Goldstein, author of the “The Federal Management Playbook” and former chief operating officer at the Government Accountability Office, discusses...
Strategic sourcing: Are agencies leaving money on the table?

Strategic sourcing: Are agencies leaving money on the table?

Tim DiNapoli, director of acquisition and sourcing management at the Government Accountability Office, explained how federal agencies are leaving a...
Proposed guidance to modernize federal IT

Proposed guidance to modernize federal IT

Alan Balutis, senior director and distinguished fellow at Cisco and former Chief Information Officer and Chief Financial Officer at the Commerce Department discusses U.S....
Procurement Principles at VA

Procurement Principles at VA

The Government Accountability Office, the inspector general, Congress, and agency leadership made procurement reform a top priority after cost explosions...
TSA’s approach to enterprise risk management

TSA’s approach to enterprise risk management

Marianne Roth, branch manager for the Office of the Chief Risk Officer at the Transportation Security Administration, discussed how her...
‘Strategic pause’ for HHS Buyers Club

‘Strategic pause’ for HHS Buyers Club

Mark Naggar, Buyers Club project manager at the Department of Health and Human Services, announced a “strategic pause” for the...
Evolving role of contract managers

Evolving role of contract managers

Michael Fischetti, executive director of the National Contract Management Association, discusses the changing role of contract managers.
Prospects for FEMA’s top spot

Prospects for FEMA’s top spot

Rich Cooper, principal with Catalyst Partners and former official at the Department of Homeland Security, discusses the potential shortlist of...
How to cultivate great leaders in government

How to cultivate great leaders in government

Jeri Buchholz, senior advisor at FMP Consulting, and former Chief Human Capital Officer at NASA, discusses how to cultivate great...
What to expect from ACT-IAC’s ELC 2016

What to expect from ACT-IAC’s ELC 2016

David Bray, CIO at the Federal Communications Commission and government co-chair for ACT-IAC’s Executive Leadership Conference, and Teresa Bozzelli, managing director...
USA Jobs reaches 20-year milestone

USA Jobs reaches 20-year milestone

Booz Allen Hamilton vice president Ron Sanders, former associate director for human resource policy at the Office of Personnel Management,...
How much can category management save the U.S. government?

How much can category management save the U.S. government?

David Shields, managing director for category management at ASI Government, discusses the potential savings for the U.S. government with a...
Acquisition priorities during transition

Acquisition priorities during transition

Joe Jordan, CEO of FedBid and former Administrator of Federal Procurement Policy, discusses the future of shared services and category...
Redefining the role of CIO

Redefining the role of CIO

Shawn Kingsberry, digital government director for the Global Public Sector at Unisys, and former CIO at the Recovery Accountability and...
Agency priorities ahead of continuing resolution

Agency priorities ahead of continuing resolution

Kathleen Turco, former chief financial officer at the Veterans Health Administration, talks agency priorities in planning for a continuing resolution.
Playbook for government-wide shared services

Playbook for government-wide shared services

Austin Price, innovation operations manager for the Unified Shared Services Management Office at the General Services Administration, discussed the long-term...
How Circular A-123 can help agencies manage risk in a changing landscape

How Circular A-123 can help agencies manage risk in a changing landscape

Danny Werfel, principal at Boston Consulting Group, discusses managing risk in a changing government landscape, and how the updated Circular...
GAO rolls out Tech  Readiness Assessment Guide

GAO rolls out Tech Readiness Assessment Guide

Chief Scientist at the Government Accountability Office, Timothy Persons, discusses the latest edition to GAO’s assessment guides: the Technology Readiness...
Report finds IRS falling short in contractor tax checks

Report finds IRS falling short in contractor tax checks

Charlie Clark, senior correspondent at Government Executive, discusses an Inspector General’s report about the IRS’s role in tax-delinquent contracting firms...
Enterprise risk management, FITARA and the impact of a CR at DHS

Enterprise risk management, FITARA and the impact of a CR at DHS

Department of Homeland Security chief financial officer Chip Fulghum discussed enterprise risk management, the impact of a continuing resolution on...
GAO: how agencies can better manage their travel programs

GAO: how agencies can better manage their travel programs

Michelle Sager, director of strategic issues at the Government Accountability Office, discussed how agencies can better manage their travel programs.
Whistleblower protections in the federal workplace

Whistleblower protections in the federal workplace

Carolyn Lerner, head of the U.S. Office of Special Counsel, explained how federal workers can stay out of trouble with...
What makes a good (or bad) RFP?

What makes a good (or bad) RFP?

VisibleThread CEO Fergal McGovern discussed the impact of poorly written documents on the federal procurement process.
Category management and the presidential transition

Category management and the presidential transition

Angela Styles, chair of the law firm Crowell & Moring, discussed the contracting community’s lingering concerns with category management.
OMB releases an update to Circular A-123

OMB releases an update to Circular A-123

Grant Thornton principal Robert Shea, former associate administrator at the Office of Management and Budget, discussed the long-awaited makeover for...
Achieving better results on improper payments

Achieving better results on improper payments

Lockheed Martin vice president of health and life sciences Horace Blackman offered tips to federal agencies seeking to achieve better...
The future of program management in government

The future of program management in government

Jim Benson, Chief Visionary Officer of CorasCloud talks about the future of program management in government.
Will there be increased agency oversight on Capitol Hill?

Will there be increased agency oversight on Capitol Hill?

David Hawkings, Senior Editor for CQ Roll Call, talks about the first social media non-filibusterer. He also explores the possibility of...
Sammies finalist crafted the EPA’s power plant rule

Sammies finalist crafted the EPA’s power plant rule

This month, the Partnership for Public Service announced 32 finalists for their Service to America Medals — dubbed the ‘Oscars’...
The art of the (government contracting) deal

The art of the (government contracting) deal

It’s a question government contractors ask all the time: How can we plan for our next big meeting and position...
Making federal contracting work for small business

Making federal contracting work for small business

On Thursday, the Hyatt Regency in Reston will host the fourth-annual B2G Matchmaking Conference and Small Business Expo (organized by...
Progress report on the DATA Act

Progress report on the DATA Act

Two years ago, President Obama signed the Digital Accountability and Transparency Act into law. It’s designed to make federal spending...