Improving the Managerial Capacity of the Federal Government: A Public Administration Agenda for the Next President

Source: Thomas H. Stanton, Public Administration Review, Vol. 68 no. 6, November-December 2008
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From the abstract:
The reputation of a president can be enhanced or diminished depending on the quality of federal management. This transition memorandum draws on the insights of the fellows of the National Academy of Public Administration. It urges the next president to (1) set a tone and strengthen organizational infrastructure to promote effective management across government, (2) create an office to monitor potential major risks and ensure adequate response, and (3) pass on to his successor more capable government than he found. Only then can the incoming administration form the basis for short-term success and longer-term effectiveness to implement the president’s policy agenda.

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