To the New Administration: Deliver Real Changes
Rcently I attended a small but remarkable gathering of industry and government executives where outgoing Obama administration appointees mused wistfully on the successes and failures of their time in office. Many were surprisingly hopeful about the opportunity provided by the new administration’s stated intent to “bust things up.” It was clear these senior government executives were just as frustrated by government bureaucracy as the new administration. The question remains whether the new team will be more effective than these past players in doing something about it.
I, for one, take the new administration at its word. So as a senior industry executive who also spent 26 years in uniform, I offer five modest proposals for improving the performance of government.