Publications

Fixing the VA Made America Stronger During COVID-19

October 30, 2020

Publication Type: In the News

Under President Trump’s leadership, the Department of Veterans Affairs has undergone its greatest transformation since the end of World War II.

Presidential Transitions: The Ultimate Merger and Acquisition

October 29, 2020

Publication Type: In the News

American Presidential transitions are uniquely long and complicated. In Great Britain, for example, they happen overnight with only the most senior positions changing hands while a powerful Civil Service keeps the government in operation. By contrast, in the United States leaves a lame-duck President in office for 78 days while the new President must try...

Cyber Talent Gap Creates Impetus for Change in Federal Government Recruiting

October 29, 2020

Publication Type: In the News

As October draws to a close, ending the National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, it’s important to remember that the focus on the issue does not end. This week, General Paul M. Nakasone, Commander, U.S. Cyber Command and Director, NSA teamed up with DoD CIO Dana Deasy to discuss missions, cyber threats, and helping Americans stay cyber safe. Deasy and...

The man who created the modern presidential transition now faces an extraordinary one

October 29, 2020

Publication Type: In the News

The man who literally wrote the laws on presidential transitions is now running one — and it could be the country’s most difficult handover of power since the Great Depression, with dueling health and economic crises as well as an unpredictable incumbent who may throw wrenches into the process.

A good defense: Changing the way business – and government – recruit cybersecurity pros

October 28, 2020

Publication Type: In the News

Growing up in the Bronx, Kristin Miyoko Lockwood wanted to be just like Batman — a defender of society. While Lockwood eventually decided Batman might be a stretch, she never lost her desire to find ways to use technology to protect people and information. At John Jay College, she pursued a master’s degree in digital...

Is The Swamp Drained?

October 27, 2020

Publication Type: In the News

The federal government employs over 2 million people, tens of thousands of which live and work in the D.C. region. This makes the federal government the biggest employer in the area — and what drives the economy.

Army G-6 Leader Outlines Priorities After Split from CIO

October 27, 2020

Publication Type: In the News

The U.S. Army’s G-6 office, recently separated from the office of the chief information officer, has reached initial operating capability and will likely achieve full operational capability level some time later in 2021, according to the head of the G-6. 

The DC outsider’s ultimate guide to getting started in politics so you can find your way to Capitol Hill and make change happen

October 27, 2020

Publication Type: In the News

The 2020 election is right around the corner – and it may have you wondering how you can land a job in politics.

Nonprofit Advises Agencies to Make Transition Briefing Materials Succinct, Informative

October 23, 2020

Publication Type: In the News

Federal agencies’ briefing materials to prepare for the presidential transition should be “succinct, comprehensive and informative” and incorporate information related to the ongoing novel coronavirus pandemic, according to new guidance published on Thursday. 

New executive order could strip civil service protections from ‘wide swaths’ federal workforce

October 23, 2020

Publication Type: In the News

President Donald Trump signed a new executive order that will reclassify a portion of the career federal workforce, giving agency heads the ability to hire and fire them at will under a new class in the excepted service.