Putting Out the Welcome Mat

new law signed into law in March requires the White House and agencies to designate government-wide and agency-level transition teams long before the election.  These teams are to help both the outgoing as well as the incoming administrations. What have been their efforts to date, and what can be expected after the election?

 

Learning to Share - At Scale!

Yes, the federal government launched a shared payroll services operation in 1973 – the National Finance Center – in the Department of Agriculture.  Initially, it served only Agriculture agencies.  Today, it provides payroll services and more for more than 650,000 federal employees in 170 agencies.

Weekly Roundup: February 20-24, 2017

Regulation Elimination SWAT Teams.  Government Executive reports: “President Trump signed an executive order on Friday creating new task forces at every federal agency that will identify regulations for elimination or modification.”

Weekly Roundup: April 24-28, 2017

IT Modernization Bill Re-Introduced.  NextGov reports: “Rep. Will Hurd, R-Texas, plans to introduce legislation today designed to help federal agencies update their aging technology—and this time, it has White House backing. . . .

Weekly Roundup: June 5 - 9, 2017

John Kamensky

Weekly Roundup: August 7-11, 2017

John Kamensky

Exciting OpportunitiesGovernment Executive reports: “Though their written plans remain shrouded from public view, agency officials charged by the Trump White House with making government more efficient say they are “excited” about what they see as a rare opportunity for systemic and lasting change to government operations.”

Weekly Roundup: October 16-20, 2017

John Kamensky

GSA's FedSpace Collaboration Platform

The President’s budget for fiscal year 2011 promises two interesting steps toward cross-government collaboration. First was a commitment to using “problem-solving networks,” and the second was to create a cross-government on-line collaboration platform that these networks could use. The General Services Administration (GSA) announced the creation of just such a platform, calling it FedSpace, to be operational by this Fall.

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