Government Leadership Needs Our Attention
"Among the 4 million people who operate, oversee, and audit federal operations, there are nearly 8,000 senior executives, who are the federal leaders responsible for the total cost and value of federal operations."
"Each leader has a common responsibility, regardless of their career rank, to (a) refine the operational capability, (b) improve the operational performance, and (c) optimize the operational outcomes."
The Times Are Changing
1. President Trump issued an Executive Order  that required the Director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), Mick Mulvaney, to develop a plan for effective, efficient, and accountable operations throughout the federal government.
3. Outside of OMB, think tanks are publishing helpful, detailed government-wide reorganization plans recommending pragmatic cures to longstanding and pervasive problems in the federal government  .
4. President Trump issued a Memorandum  that established the White House Office of American Innovation (OAI), and OAI is charged with developing policies and plans to improve federal operations and their outcomes.
5. The Government Performance and Reporting Modernization Act (GPRMA)  established leadership support from politically appointed executives, namely the offices of Deputy Secretaries.
6. Through President Trump’s next U.S. Chief Performance Officer  federal leaders will have access to specialized support in resolving bureaucratization, adopting quality data, and organizing cross-operational inefficiencies.
7. The Digital Accountability and Transparency Act (DATA Act)  required all federal spending information to be standardized and structured for open publication and bulk use, which enables the pursuit of operation-specific costs of business.
8. The Data Coalition is pushing for the DATA Act’s full, source-level publication of agency-reported data in a format available for bulk download and analysis by third-parties
9. The U.S. Government Accountability Office is actively assessing the leadership support in GPRMA  , and has an implementation status report due on the DATA Act this November 2017.
10. Federal leaders have a business case for pursuing critical initiatives that support government reform .