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Our Government Explained (in 3 Minutes or Less): How the Federal Government Helps as you Travel

Learn about the many ways our government keeps you safe and secure while you travel in the U.S. or go abroad. The most recent video in the Partnership’s “Our Government Explained” series, describes federal agencies’ role in travel safety, and all the information you can find on federal sites to help with trip planning. Also hear from Christopher Ashcraft, with the State Department’s Bureau of Consular Affairs, who shares information about getting passport services.

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June 10, 2024

The State of Public Trust in Government 2024

A new national survey conducted by the Partnership for Public Service confirms that America’s crisis of public trust in government is growing. But despite declining views of the federal government, the public overwhelmingly supports a merit-based, nonpartisan civil service.

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May 31, 2024

Brandon Wales & Cyber Defense Chronicle

Story by Keza Muvunyi and Li Chen Chen Art by Luke Duo Art Brandon Wales was recognized in 2022 for his work in protecting government and...

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May 31, 2023

The State of Public Trust in Government 2023

New survey data from the Partnership for Public Service shows that while trust in the government as a whole is low, parts of the federal ...

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May 17, 2023

The Good Government Connection: Linking the Employee and Customer Experiences

Federal employee experience and customer experience are intertwined, and the connection between the two is particularly important now with agencies implementing historic investments in communities around the country through the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, Inflation Reduction Act, and CHIPS and Science Act. This report highlights six strategies for how supervisors, midlevel managers, members of the Senior Executive Service and political appointees can improve the experience of their teams in ways that can lead to better experiences for federal customers. It also identifies four challenges to connecting the employee experience to the customer experience and offers recommendations for overcoming them.

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April 19, 2023

Collaborate to Innovate: Four Pillars of Federal Procurement Transformation

To tackle complex societal challenges and better serve the public, government agencies must collaborate internally, across agencies, with the public and with industry to take advantage of diverse expertise as well as the lived experience of the people they serve. We steadfastly believe a commitment to collaboration is foundational for significant and sustainable change. The agencies we profile here are proving that collaboration can transform procurement, and procurement innovation can lead to more equitable, effective digital government service delivery.

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February 27, 2023

Building a Culture of Innovation in Government

In collaboration with the Federal Innovation Council, we created a vision for how to build and foster a culture of innovation over the next two decades. This brief focuses on four main areas: Leadership, the workforce, the culture-building process and partnerships, all of which are integral to creating an innovative culture. The brief also addresses how to measure progress and involve key stakeholders, and it offers options for getting started.

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February 21, 2023

Mobilizing Cloud Computing for Public Service

To understand how agencies are mobilizing cloud computing for public service, the Partnership, in collaboration with the IBM Center for The Business of Government, hosted a series of events in 2022 featuring federal IT leaders. Over the course of three webinars, we heard from the Census Bureau; the departments of Agriculture, Defense and Veterans Affairs; the Federal Emergency Management Agency; the Government Accountability Office; the National Institutes of Health; the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration; and the Office of Personnel Management.

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