The Changing of the Guard at the White House does not necessarily mean government reform efforts have to go back to square one. The IBM Center for the Business of Government has a look at 30 years of government reform efforts.
- Dan Chenok, Executive Director of the IBM Center for the Business of Government, said sustaining the momentum of government reform initiatives is especially difficult with changes in leadership but that it has been done before, such as with certain technology initiatives started under the Clinton administration.
- Other elements important for successful reform are rallying behind a vision, engaging top leaders, prioritizing, creating structure and engaging staff at all levels, said Chenok.
- Chenok said the Biden administration has put out positive signals so far, such as expansion of the Technology Modernization Fund, that they understand the importance of continuity across administrations.