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How the Next Administration Can Hit the Ground Running

September 16, 2016 On Nov. 8, the President-elect will begin the next phase of the transition to power that culminates with Inauguration Day on Jan. 20, 2017. The next administration will have an opportunity to improve mission performance in ways that can positively impact millions of people across a range of areas, including...

How Do You Do a Start-Up in the Government?

August 1, 2016 Government periodically creates new agencies to address particular issues of national concern. These can take a variety of forms, including entire new departments (such as the Department of Homeland Security), independent oversight organizations (such as the Directorate of National Intelligence), large components of other agencies (such as the Transportation Security...

Effective Governance Begins With an Effective Transition

May 16, 2016 In a previous column, we outlined recommendations for how the next administration can get a fast start with sure footing. From strengthening the President’s Management Council, to setting up a triage system for regulatory review, we identified actions that can help jump-start the next administration. However, there is one action...

How to Get Off to a Strong Start: A Guide for the Next President

May 10, 2016 Every President wants to get off to a fast start, but success is challenging. It’s akin to launching a startup business while simultaneously conducting the largest corporate takeover in the world. When the transition is completed and the next President sworn in on Jan. 20, 2017, the new administration will...

How to Make Smart, Timely Decisions

April 26, 2016 On Wednesday, Nov. 9, the President-elect and his or her transition team will face an unrelenting barrage of decisions. For the duration of their time in office, the president and members of the administration will seek to make smart and timely decisions that advance the administration’s agenda and respond to...

How to Set Priorities That Sustain Innovation

March 18, 2016 Earlier this year, the IBM Center for The Business of Government and the Partnership for Public Service co-hosted a roundtable on innovation. The focus was how the next administration can use innovation to support the achievement of their priorities, how new agency leaders drive and sustain innovation, and how to...

How the Next Administration Can Make Government More Effective

March 15, 2016 This is the first of a two-part post on encouraging and sustaining innovation in government through the presidential transition. Government has made great strides in creating pathways for innovation over the last several years. The next administration faces the challenge of how to leverage the continuously accelerating pace of change...

Transition Teamwork: Helping New Leaders Make Smart Choices

December 14, 2015 On Nov. 10, the IBM Center for the Business of Government and the Partnership for Public Service co-hosted a roundtable on how transition teams and new agency leaders can implement structures that enable managers to make smart and timely choices by incorporating data and evidence into their decision-making process. By...

Making Decisions in a Time of Transition

December 10, 2015 In 2017, the next administration will face many significant and simultaneous decisions on an array of issues, and mountains of data to inform these choices. How can new leaders quickly gain situational awareness? How can they harness ongoing processes like budget formulation and performance reporting as inputs for decision-making?How can...

Building Leadership Strength for the Next Administration

October 27, 2015 In 2017, for the first time in eight years, a new president will be sworn into office. Regardless of which party wins, a new set of political appointees will serve as executive leaders across the government. The decisions that the new administration makes about who to appoint — which starts...

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