Posts Tagged: transition

How to Prepare for the 2016 Presidential Transition

National security is always a priority for any administration. And this year cybersecurity was the primary agenda item. But it won’t stop at the end of 2015. The new President-elect will have to hit the ground running when it comes to addressing national security. In order to tackle the security question, it is crucial that government workRead… Read more »

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 issuesRead… Read more »

When Heroes Come Home

Each year, more than 200,000 military service members return from active duty tours abroad back to civilian life. These typically young individuals often have little workforce or educational experience outside of the military, rendering them unprepared to integrate into a civilian occupation after coming home. According to a RAND report, unemployment among young veterans inRead… Read more »

How to Leave Behind a Legacy

It’s amazing how many professional insights we can gain just from a presidential transition. Last week, we discussed measuring the drapes before getting to the office and the importance of planning management and administration tactics ahead of time. This time, let’s put ourselves in the shoes of the people lined up to take our placeRead… Read more »

GSA's Tangherlini

DorobekINSIDER: GSA administrator leaving

Dan Tangherlini, who has led the General Services Administration since April 2012, will leave that post in February, he told GSA employees in a agency-wide e-mail. He did not say where he was going. Tangherlini came to GSA after a tenure at the Treasury Department and joined the agency following the resignation of Martha JohnsonRead… Read more »