Senior Executives Association

The December 13th 2018 Senior Executives Association Presidential Rank Awards Leadership Summit was a day full celebration, thought leadership, networking and professional development education.   More than 500 senior leaders from government, the private sector and academia were on hand to recognize the 131 Presidential Rank Awards and have peer-to-peer discussions.   In addition, distinguished keynote speakers – Department of Energy Deputy Secretary Dan Brouillette; Margaret Weichert, Acting Director of OPM and Deputy Director for Management at OMB; and Joseph Heck, Chairman of the National Commission on Military, National and Public Service – discussed their leadership philosophies and recognized the enormous accomplishments of the PRA honorees.


The Critical Need to Figure Out What Government Does Right

Lots of federal processes are inefficient and wasteful, but many others have become more efficient and effective over time. We need a competition to highlight the best so they can spread.

The headline read, “Pentagon Buries Evidence of $125 Billion in Bureaucratic Waste.” The Washington Post article said that, had its recommendations been followed, the 2015 study “would not have required layoffs of civil servants or reductions in military personnel. Instead, it would have streamlined the bureaucracy through attrition and early retirements, curtailed high-priced contractors and made better use of information technology.” It’s no secret that lots of federal processes are inefficient and wasteful. Unlike in the private sector, there are few pressures toward efficiency. But through ongoing competition within government we can do better.

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