Inside the C Suite

SBA’s Elias Hernandez on Telework and Distributing Relief During the Pandemic

The agency “has not missed a beat,” and will be updating its policies on remote work for the long haul, says chief human capital officer.

Grant Thornton Public Sector’s Ariane Whittemore on Creativity, Empathy and Change Management in Federal Leadership

Drawing on three decades of experience within the DoD, Grant Thornton’s Public Sector director offers insight on how passionate and compassionate leadership can usher in an era of innovation.

USDA’s Hubert Hamer On Fighting Climate Change and Fixing Food Insecurity

Other priorities are containing the pandemic, ensuring racial justice and equity, and rebuilding the rural economy.

Pamela Wright On Leading Digital Innovation at the National Archives

“Do not fall for the stereotype that government work is sleepy, bureaucratic paper pushing,” she says.

HUD’s Irv Dennis On Applying Private Sector Experience to Improve Financial Practices

“The people at HUD are strong, smart and mission-driven,” the department’s CFO says.

Defense Department’s Mark Easton On Embracing Data to Drive Reform

The deputy chief financial officer is preparing for the department’s third-ever audit amid the pandemic.

Federal CIO Suzette Kent on Tools and Techniques for the New Way of Work

Federal agencies were modernizing their information technology systems and business processes at varying rates. Then came the pandemic.

NASA’s Jane Datta On the People Part of the Space Mission

In a time of pandemic, serving as the space agency’s chief human capital officer presents unprecedented challenges.