Management Matters

Agencies await management agenda from the White House

Agencies await management agenda from the White House

Robert Shea, principal at Grant Thornton, discussed clues to President Trump’s management agenda buried in his executive order on cybersecurity.
First DATA Act deadline is one week away

First DATA Act deadline is one week away

Hudson Hollister, executive director of the Data Coalition and former counsel for the House Oversight Committee, discussed how agencies can...
OMB looks to GAO report for reorganization guidance

OMB looks to GAO report for reorganization guidance

Jessica Lucas Judy — acting director of strategic issues at the Government Accountability Office — discussed her office’s latest report...
Mission delivery as the primary focus of IT teams

Mission delivery as the primary focus of IT teams

Karen Evans, national director of the U.S. Cyber Challenge and a member of President Trump’s Office of Management and Budget...
Former CIOs expect push for shared services, IT modernization to span administrations

Former CIOs expect push for shared services, IT modernization to span administrations

Former U.S. chief information officers Tony Scott and Mark Forman discussed the role of shared services in President Trump’s IT...
Trump administration ends hiring freeze, starts government reorganization effort

Trump administration ends hiring freeze, starts government reorganization effort

A hiring freeze President Donald Trump instituted by executive memorandum in January will end Wednesday, as part of the Trump...
White House aims for innovation overhaul

White House aims for innovation overhaul

The White House’s Office of American Innovation is not the first effort to tackle improving government operations. Chris Lu, senior...
Trump administration follows budget blueprint with Office of American Innovation

Trump administration follows budget blueprint with Office of American Innovation

Dave Mader, chief strategy officer for the civilian sector at Deloitte and former controller in the Office of Management and...
White House, agencies navigate the passback process

White House, agencies navigate the passback process

Danny Werfel, director of the Boston Consulting Group’s public sector group and former federal controller, discussed agencies’ work on passback...
An agency guide for ERM implementation

An agency guide for ERM implementation

Ann Ebberts, CEO at the Association of Government Accountants (AGA), and Denise Wu, principal at CliftonLarsonAllen (CLA), discussed how federal...
Category management efforts at GSA

Category management efforts at GSA

Kevin Youel Page, deputy commissioner of the Federal Acquisition Service at the General Services Administration, discusses the upcoming category management...
The future of civil service reform

The future of civil service reform

Jeffrey Neal, senior vice president at ICF and former chief human capital officer at the Department of Homeland Security, discussed...
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:...