Posts Tagged: presidential

Perspective on Presidential Transitions: How George W. Bush and Barack Obama Managed a Transfer of Power

Martha Joynt Kumar, author of “Before the Oath: How George W. Bush and Barack Obama Managed a Transfer of Power” joined us on The Business of Government Hour to share her perspective on her latest book about presidential transitions.

Leadership in Action

From forging a unity of effort in homeland security to strategizing today how to field the U.S. Army of tomorrow; to pursuing affordable housing, eliminating fraud, waste, and abuse in healthcare, and securing cyberspace, our most recent issue of The Business of Government magazine delves into a diverse set of topics and public management issues… Read more »

A Pivotal Period for Afghanistan: Interview with Larry Sampler, assistant to the USAID Administrator for Afghanistan and Pakistan

In advance of the Afghan Presidential election run-off scheduled for June 14, Larry Sampler, assistant to the USAID Administrator for Afghanistan and Pakistan join me on The Business of Government to explore how USAID has sought to promote stability and order in Afghanistan and what is USAID’s three-fold transition strategy. The following is an excerpt… Read more »

PMF Finalists Struggle to Secure Placements

Coming up against an April 8, 2014 deadline to get a work placement within an agency, many 2013 Presidential Management Fellow finalists are seeking an extension. More than 250 current finalists have petitioned OPM’s Katherine Archuleta to intervene and provide them with more time or assistance (the petition requests an extra job fair). Government Executive’s… Read more »

Purdue Professors Among Presidential Science, Engineering Award Recipients

The White House has chosen two researchers from Purdue University as recipients of the Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers, an award for early-career independent research on science and engineering. Jeffrey Karpicke of the College of Health and Human Sciences and Tamara Moore of the College of Engineering were selected for their work… Read more »

Great PMF Rotational Opportunity to work as part of the Presidential Innovation Fellows Program- Please help spread the word!

Hi Everyone; Because of OPM’s switch to the Talent Acquisition System (TAS), my PMF Rotational Opportunity posting has gotten buried!! It’s an amazing opportunity for the PMF so please help me spread the word. We’re looking for one, possibly 2, PMFs to detail to help us on the program staff for the Presidential Innovation Fellows… Read more »

Federal Government Reform Resources: The IBM Center

The IBM Center’s newly-released “Next Four Years” Resource Center updates its 2009 Presidential Transition materials for new political appointees. But it offers more in the way of other good government imperatives that will challenge leaders tomorrow. There are six “go to” topics in the IBM Center’s Resource Center for incoming new political appointees as well… Read more »

The Presidential Management Fellows Application Opens up on Nov. 5th

Presidential Management Fellows Applications Must Be Completed By Nov. 19 The Resume Place offers tips for writing the Presidential Management Fellows application for the PMF Class of 2013. The resume is critical as part of this application. Read important application details.

Next Four Years: Managing a Balancing Act

How can leaders of Federal programs improve outcomes by capitalizing on approaches and tools developed in the “chiefs” communities (Chief Financial, Information, Acquisition, and Human Capital Officers)? Background Twenty years ago, federal agencies typically did not have senior executives leading key mission support functions such as finance, technology, acquisition, or workforce. Over those two decades,… Read more »