Transition

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.
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...
Trump’s plan to cut back government regulations

Trump’s plan to cut back government regulations

Susan Dudley, director of the Regulatory Studies Center at George Washington University, discusses the move by the Trump administration to...
Preparing for a possible rollback of contracting EO’s

Preparing for a possible rollback of contracting EO’s

Eric Crusius, counsel at Miles & Stockbridge, discusses several executive orders affecting the contracting community put in place by President...
Congress considers flurry of federal management bills

Congress considers flurry of federal management bills

Robert Shea, a principal at Grant Thornton Public Sector, discussed the flurry of activity in Congress around management and workforce...
Trump administration seeks beefed up cyber presence

Trump administration seeks beefed up cyber presence

Rear Adm. Jamie Barnett (USN, ret.), partner in Venable’s cybersecurity practice, discussed the people tapped as cyber advisors to President-elect...
Priority goals at the Department of Housing and Urban Development

Priority goals at the Department of Housing and Urban Development

Nani Coloretti, deputy secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development, discusses priority goals at HUD, and how the...
Impact of Trump administration on industry

Impact of Trump administration on industry

Nick Nayak, former chief procurement officer at Department of Homeland Security and president of Green Light Acquisition, discusses how the...
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...
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...
Top 3 IT priorities for new administration

Top 3 IT priorities for new administration

Kathy Conrad, director of digital government at Accenture Federal, discusses her top three priorities for agencies in the new administration.
Impact of Trump administration on government contracting

Impact of Trump administration on government contracting

Kevin Plexico, vice president of Deltek, discusses the impact of President-Elect Trump’s campaign promises on the federal contracting community.
Navigating the Trump administration’s approach to IT

Navigating the Trump administration’s approach to IT

Katell Thielmann, research director at Gartner, discussed what the public and private sectors can anticipate regarding President-elect Donald Trump’s approach...
Preserving agency data during the presidential transition

Preserving agency data during the presidential transition

Hudson Hollister, executive director of the Data Coalition, discusses how agencies can ensure their data is preserved during the presidential...
Advice for incoming political appointees

Advice for incoming political appointees

Frank McDonough, author of the new book “Spring Training for the Major Leagues in Government,” gives his advice for incoming...
Trump Administration & defense contractors

Trump Administration & defense contractors

Jacqueline Klimas, defense correspondent for the Washington Examiner, discusses what President-Elect Trump’s relationship with the defense industrial base could look like...
Challenges that lie ahead for federal electronic health records (EHRs)

Challenges that lie ahead for federal electronic health records (EHRs)

Horace Blackman, senior vice president of health at Leidos, discussed the challenges that lie ahead for federal electronic health records...
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...
Advice for incoming political appointees

Advice for incoming political appointees

Kaiser Associates Public Sector vice president Paul Lawrence offered some advice for incoming political appointees to the federal government.
The future of budget negotiations between DoD and OMB

The future of budget negotiations between DoD and OMB

Roger Zakheim, counsel at Covington & Burling, explained why President-elect Donald Trump’s cabinet picks hint at future budget battles among...
Lessons learned from federal hiring freezes

Lessons learned from federal hiring freezes

Ron Sanders, vice president at Booz Allen Hamilton, discussed the lessons learned from past federal hiring freezes.
Secret Service ‘unsung heroes’ of presidential campaign

Secret Service ‘unsung heroes’ of presidential campaign

Chris Cummiskey, CEO of Cummiskey Strategic Solutions, discusses why he thinks the Secret Service were the “unsung heroes” of the...
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.
Trump meets tech titans

Trump meets tech titans

Anne Altman, former general manager of IBM Federal, discuss the meeting at Trump tower last week between President-Elect Trump and...
Two cyber experts among list of Trump’s federal landing teams

Two cyber experts among list of Trump’s federal landing teams

Joseph Marks, cybersecurity correspondent for NextGov, discusses the two cyber experts appointed to President Elect Trump’s landing team.
The awkward period between administrations

The awkward period between administrations

Dave Wennergren, executive vice president at the Professional Services Council, discusses the awkward period for career federal employees and political...
Impact of transition on federal I.T. agenda

Impact of transition on federal I.T. agenda

Phaedra Chrousos, chief innovation officer at the Libra Group and former acting administrator of the Technology Transformation Service at GSA,...
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.
IT priorities for Trump transition

IT priorities for Trump transition

Jerad Speigel, CEO at Phase One, discusses how industry can help shape I.T. policy 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...
Transition priorities for the Defense Business Board

Transition priorities for the Defense Business Board

Vago Muradian, editor and host of the The Defense & Aerospace Report, discusses the priorities of the Defense Business Board...
Third Offset Strategy in the Trump Administration

Third Offset Strategy in the Trump Administration

Ben FitzGerald, senior fellow and director of the Technology and National Security Program at the Center for a New American Security, discusses...
Future of the National Defense Authorization Act

Future of the National Defense Authorization Act

Andrew Clevenger, defense acquisitions reporter at Bloomberg BNA, discusses the latest developments in the negotiations over the National Defense Authorization...
ITIF calls on Trump to dismantle USDS

ITIF calls on Trump to dismantle USDS

Rob Atkinson, president of the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation, discusses the future of the U.S. Digital Services under a Trump...
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...
What is the future of FedRAMP?

What is the future of FedRAMP?

Dave McClure, chief strategist at Veris Group, discussed the future of FedRAMP (Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program) under a...
The implications of a Trump administration on civil service reform

The implications of a Trump administration on civil service reform

Robert Shea, principal at Grant Thornton Public Sector, discussed the implications of a Trump administration on civil service reform.
Federal contractors & transition strategy

Federal contractors & transition strategy

Anne Altman, vice chair of the Northern Virginia Technology Council, discusses how federal managers and contractors can strategize during the...
What are the IT initiatives for the Trump administration?

What are the IT initiatives for the Trump administration?

Trey Hodgkins, senior vice president at the Information Technology Alliance for Public Sector, offered his view on what Obama administration...
The future of maritime security

The future of maritime security

Capt. David Adams (USN, ret.), deputy editor-in-chief at the U.S. Naval Institute, discussed the future of maritime security.
Health I.T. implications of a Trump administration

Health I.T. implications of a Trump administration

Horace Blackman, senior vice president of health at Leidos, discusses how a new presidential administration could impact health data security...
Trump transition team ‘evaluating’ EOP office structure

Trump transition team ‘evaluating’ EOP office structure

Samantha Ehlinger, technology reporter at Fedscoop, discusses how the Executive Office of the President could be restructured under a Trump presidency....
Transitioning from career fed to political appointee

Transitioning from career fed to political appointee

Danny Werfel, director of Boston Consulting Group, discusses how career federal employees can transition to political appointee positions in the...
Cybersecurity & the presidential transition

Cybersecurity & the presidential transition

Phil Bond, President and CEO of Bond & Associates and former Undersecretary of Commerce for technology, discusses the critical nature of...
Biggest challenges during the presidential transition

Biggest challenges during the presidential transition

David Eagles, director of the Center for Presidential Transition at the Partnership for Public Service, Janice Lachance, member of the National...
Planning for a presidential transition

Planning for a presidential transition

Deputy Secretary of Labor Chris Lu discusses the impact of the presidential transition on federal employees.
Government Matters (Full Show) – November 13, 2016

Government Matters (Full Show) – November 13, 2016

Deputy Secretary of Labor Chris Lu discusses the impact of the presidential transition on federal employees. Jim Williams, former acting administrator...
The evolution of the presidential transition

The evolution of the presidential transition

Jim Williams, former acting administrator of the General Services Administration, discusses how the presidential transition process has evolved.
Building a new administration

Building a new administration

Ron Sanders, vice president and fellow at Booz Allen Hamilton, discussed the nuances of building a new presidential administration.
Sustaining federal recruitment & hiring during transitition

Sustaining federal recruitment & hiring during transitition

Mallory Barg Bullman, director of research and evaluation at the Partnership for Public Service, discusses the impact the Presidential transition has...
Human resource leadership during a transition

Human resource leadership during a transition

Jeri Buchholz, senior advisor at FMP Consulting and former Chief Human Capital Officer at NASA, discusses what human resources leaders should be paying...
73 Days: Government in Transition

73 Days: Government in Transition

Government Matters takes a deep dive into the critical 73-day period between election day and inauguration. Modern presidential transitions involve...
Tony Scott says convenience, trust will drive U.S. government’s digital transition

Tony Scott says convenience, trust will drive U.S. government’s digital transition

On Tuesday, federal chief information officer Tony Scott joined Lars Lose — Ambassador of Denmark to the United States —...
The highs and lows of the Obama administration

The highs and lows of the Obama administration

Boston Consulting Group director Danny Werfel, former acting commissioner of the IRS, reflected on the highs and lows of the...
Industry preparations for a new administration

Industry preparations for a new administration

Bryan Sivak, entrepreneur-in-residence at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and former chief technology officer at the Department of Health and...
Managing federal IT during a transition

Managing federal IT during a transition

Simon Szykman, chief technology officer of federal services at Attain, discussed the nuances of managing federal IT during a presidential...
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...
Industry goals for the next administration

Industry goals for the next administration

David Berteau, president and CEO of the Professional Services Council, discussed industry’s goals for the next administration.
Part Two: Exclusive with GSA’s Denise Turner Roth

Part Two: Exclusive with GSA’s Denise Turner Roth

Denise Turner Roth, administrator of the General Services Administration, sat down for an exclusive two-part interview with Government Matters host...
Part One: Exclusive with GSA’s Denise Turner Roth

Part One: Exclusive with GSA’s Denise Turner Roth

Denise Turner Roth, administrator of the General Services Administration, sat down for an exclusive two-part interview with Government Matters host...
The relationship between agency inspectors general and political appointees

The relationship between agency inspectors general and political appointees

Robert Shea, principal at Grant Thornton, discusses the importance of the relationship between agency inspectors general and political appointees.
Cyber plays small role in first presidential debate, looms large for next administration

Cyber plays small role in first presidential debate, looms large for next administration

Tony Cole, vice president and global government chief technology officer for FireEye, discussed cybersecurity challenges facing the next administration.
Cummiskey: Next DHS secretary should focus on people, money, organization, and components

Cummiskey: Next DHS secretary should focus on people, money, organization, and components

Chris Cummiskey, former acting undersecretary at the Department of Homeland Security, offered a four-point plan for the next DHS secretary....
Cyber guidelines for transition teams

Cyber guidelines for transition teams

Karen Evans, national director of the U.S. Cyber Challenge, discusses how presidential transition teams should be approaching cyber.
Encouraging emerging tech in government

Encouraging emerging tech in government

Brian Forde, director of digital currency at the MIT Media Lab and former senior advisor for mobile and data innovation...
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...
Future of the Technology Transformation Service

Future of the Technology Transformation Service

Dan Tangherlini, President of Seamless Docs Federal and former administrator of the General Services Administration, talks about how tech teams...
The evolving relationship between unions and presidential administrations

The evolving relationship between unions and presidential administrations

Robert Shea, principal at Grant Thornton, discusses the evolving relationship between unions and presidential administrations.
Transition handbook for federal career executives

Transition handbook for federal career executives

Jason Briefel, acting president of the Senior Executives Association, and Jan Lane, president and CEO of VISIO Consulting, discuss a...
Technology and innovation in next administration

Technology and innovation in next administration

Dan Chenok, Executive Director of the IBM Center for the Business of Government, discusses data-driven strategic planning, and it’s potential...
Early start for presidential transition teams

Early start for presidential transition teams

Max Stier, president and CEO of the Partnership for Public Service, detailed the early start for presidential transition teams and...
Trump’s 100 day “War on Waste”

Trump’s 100 day “War on Waste”

Tom Shoop, editor-in-chief at Government Executive Media Group, discussed Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s promise to eliminate wasteful government spending...
Career civil servants in presidential transitions

Career civil servants in presidential transitions

Michael Astrue, former Commissioner of the Social Security Administration discussed the role of career civil servants in presidential transitions.
Priories for presidential transition teams

Priories for presidential transition teams

Savan Group president and CEO Veeral Madmujar offered insight on how the General Services Administration — and other federal agencies...