This is the sixth post in our GovLoop May Blog series, exploring how to break down silos in government. Our first post focused on the “trusted leader” and the traits required for leadership across government. Our second post explored collaboration strategies on your team. Last week, we looked out to the future, and how to recruit the next generation of public servants and what skills are needed for the next generation of government employees to work across agencies. This week we look at acquisition and what is needed for government to cut costs and remove wastes.
In the video below, President Obama talks through some of his top priorities and challenges to removing waste in government. There have been a variety of different ways government has looked to cut waste, President Obama identifies some of the ways he has worked to cut waste at the federal level:
In the video president Obama identified a few ways to cut waste, here are five ways that we can work to make government more efficient:
- Consolidate Government Websites
- Go Paperless
- Where possible, renegotiate contracts
- Increase Telework and Webinars, reduce in-person trainings
- Consolidate IT
Acquisition is one of the most complicated areas of government, what are some ways you recommend to cut waste in government?