9 Key Steps to Cyber-Preparation

We are dealing with a systemic crisis-critical government information is being hacked and falling into the hands of "evil doers," and there appears to be no end in sight. Hardly a week goes by when we...

Defining and Achieving Efficiency in Government

Inefficient and ineffective federal agency programs have been chronicled for eons. Most of the discussions center around making government cost less, cutting budgets, or holding hearings on perceived...

Leadership Get Ready

We need our federal employees-career executives and managers-to be prepared for the upcoming transition to a new administration next year, and at the same time we need to increase the stature of...

Don’t Wait for Congress to Improve Agency Effectiveness

We've all heard the stories -- programs that cost too much, duplication and fragmentation, fraud, waste and abuse. You can hardly pick up a federal news report without hearing about a program in some...

Do These 6 Things Now to Prepare for the DATA Act

By now everyone is familiar with the Digital Accountability and Transparency Act (DATA Act) passed by Congress last year with specific deadlines and know that Treasury, OMB, and others are busy...

6 Simple Fixes for the Federal Procurement Process

As the largest buyer of goods and services in the world, our government has a rigorous procurement process in place to protect the American taxpayer, designed to facilitate helping Uncle Sam buy what...

An open letter to the new Chairmen of the government oversight committees

The midterm elections clearly demonstrated that the American people are longing for Congress to do something different. The new Congress needs to begin addressing big issues that past Congresses have...

A Call to the New Congress: Nine Ways to Improve How You Get Thing Done

Our system of Congressional governance is in need of change, and it will take real courage to do it.I believe in our Founding Fathers’ vision for a democratic system with the appropriate...

Why a Transformation Commission is Good for Feds

The Senate and the House have each introduced bills in recent weeks that would establish a Government Transformation Commission. The bills' purpose is to assess, transform and demonstrate results in...