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OPM Looks to the Future

Beth Cobert, the acting director of the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM), stepped into her new role during a time of turmoil for the agency. In this video she addresses the importance of data-driven management, training, and cybersecurity vulnerabilities in government.

Ron Sanders, Chairman of the Board for The Bureaucrat Inc. discusses the launch of new monthly digital format of The Public Manager. For access to the current issue and the full archive of content, please log-in or subscribe.


The Public Manager is a unique journal for public sector learning professional who want to create effective federal leadership by fostering knowledge, vision, professionalism and best practices at all levels of government. Formerly a quarterly published journal, the new monthly digital publication will include:

  • in-depth interviews with key agency leaders
  • easy access on PC and all mobile devices
  • multi-media and visual content
  • success stories and best practices you can implement immediately
  • delivering real-world strategies to solve real-world problems

In this issue


Leading the Way to Improved Government Performance

A review of where early performance efforts went astray can point the next administration toward performance management success.


Inside the Performance Improvement Council

A roundtable discussion with key members of the Performance Improvement Council sheds light on how federal agencies plan and execute their performance priorities.


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From the Editor

Facing the Challenges

As you can see by the main themes of this month's issue, The Public Manager is on the pulse of key government concerns that need the attention of our federal workforce.


Executive Order Seeks to Strengthen SES

A new executive order issued by the White House in December 2015 looks to bolster the hiring, development, and rewarding of members of the Senior Executive Service.



Veterans Could Use More Support From Colleges and Universities

Challenge: Develop Better Training for Digital Contract Pros

Is Your Agency Ready to Play?

7 Ways Smart Storage Unlocks Big Government Data

Agency Application

Guiding the Future of Learning With the Right LMS

Smart LMS selection and implementation can help ensure your agency's training is scalable and secure.

On the Horizon

Advice for the Transition: Build Executive Leadership Teams

To accelerate the achievement of the president's priorities and to reduce the risk of operational failures, presidential transition teams and the next White House must make managing executive talent a priority.

Data Points

How CIOs Can Help Their Agencies Innovate

A Playbook for CIO-Enabled Innovation in the Federal Government looks at what agencies are doing to upgrade technology in a global environment.

On Our Shelf

Do as I Say—or Don't

A review of Intelligent Disobedience: Doing Right When What You’re Told to Do Is Wrong by Ira Chaleff

The Bulletin

Navigating Federal Notices

A roundup of the latest reports, orders, and memoranda from the key federal oversight and policy organizations.

ATD Highlights

Big Changes Ahead for the Way Employees Learn

Today’s learning and development functions aren’t ready to meet the needs of tomorrow’s learners, finds a new ATD Research report.


Nancy Glowacki

Glowacki is the women veteran program manager of the U.S. Department of Labor's Veterans' Employment and Training Service.

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