The Trump administration has ordered up a reorganization that’s got both opportunities and dangers. Dave Wennergren, chief operating officer of the Professional Services Council and former federal executive, discusses some of the options on Federal Drive with Tom Temin.
Linda Springer, a senior adviser at the Office of Management and Budget, said in part 2 of her exclusive interview about the Trump administration’s reorganization plans that the White House wants to give agencies a lot of freedom in how they execute their plans.
Linda Springer, a senior adviser at OMB, said the Trump administration is borrowing from past administrations and modifying many long-held concepts to reorganize and restructure the government.
Former chief human capital officer at DHS explains how Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney’s reorganization memo impacts agencies and their employees.
Chris Lu, former deputy Labor Secretary and now a senior fellow with the Miller Center at the University of Virginia, has come by a little skepticism of government re-orgs the hard way and offers his take on reorganization efforts by the new administration on Federal Drive with Tom Temin.
The Trump administration will soon be asking for public comment and expert input on what a reorganized federal government would look like. David Berteau, president of the Professional Services Council, said this will be reminiscent of another reorganization from the Reagan era, the Grace Commission.
Federal News Radio has learned President Donald Trump could sign an executive order as soon as this week requiring agencies to develop plans in the coming months to suggest ways to reduce the duplication of agencies, components and programs. The potential EO comes as agencies also are preparing for budget cuts that could range between 5 percent and 20 percent.
Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says feds should brace for a reorganization, and offers some tips to survive it.
The General Services Administration’s Federal Acquisition Service (FAS) is transforming to serve its customers based on how it’s implementing category management.
Adm. Mike Rogers plans to create four new directorates to better integrate the agency’s two core missions, foreign signals intelligence and information assurance.
Ann Dunkin, the EPA chief information officer, said her office hasn’t been updated since 1999 and was in a severe need of a new approach to meet internal and external customer needs.
To change its culture, the CIA is focusing on the training, recruitment and broad support of its employees. Kimberly Ofobike, the deputy chief of the CIA’s modernization team, said the new talent center of excellence will help lead this people-focused effort.
The new Directorate for Digital Innovation launched Oct. 1 with a goal of integrating mission and enterprise technology to spur the development of tools and techniques.
The CIA director said the agency is following the spy business into the digital realm, but it is not trying to step on other intelligence agencies’ turf.
President Obama’s fiscal 2016 budget proposes merging components of the Agriculture Department and FDA that handle food safety, as well as business and trade agencies.