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The Public Manager is an independent magazine that brings forth real stories of unstoppable innovation in U.S. government. Learn how peers on the federal, state, and local levels get human capital matters right. Cut through the red tape and bureaucracy with proven best practices. And get a monthly dose of talent development inspiration from ATD, the world’s largest association for talent development. Issues are delivered monthly in digital format.

In this issue

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Insider's View

Leading Staff Through Change

Former OPM directors Janice Lachance and Linda Springer have advice to help you prepare for the upcoming transition in administrations.


Managing the Transition

The work of government doesn't stop when administrations change, so leaders need to be ready to keep their agencies moving.


Your Critical Role in Strengthening the Federal Cybersecurity Workforce

Recruiting and retaining talent to keep government and citizen data secure will require a concerted effort among all agency managers.


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From the Editor

Leading Through Change

Change can be unsettling, and managers have a responsibility to guide their staff through this critical time.


Ratcheting Up Enterprise Risk Management

Taking a portfolio view of areas of risk can help agencies safeguard assets and deliver services more efficiently.



Nuclear Progress

Four Keys to Improving Cybersecurity

Making Health Easier

A New IT Plan for SSA

DOJ Rolls Out Implicit Bias Training Program

Agency Application

Getting the Message Across Effectively During Compliance Training

It's not enough to provide training. You need to make sure learners change their behaviors.

On the Horizon

Can Design Thinking Revolutionize the Citizen Experience?

This human-centered approach to innovation is making headway in the public and private sectors.

Data Points

How States and Localities Are Handling the Cloud

State and local governments are meeting citizens where they are by offering services in the cloud.

On Our Shelf

Case Studies in Successful Innovation

A review of Innovation in the Public and Nonprofit Sectors: A Public Solutions Handbook

The Bulletin

Navigating Federal Notices

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

ATD Highlights

A Resource Center for Curated Talent Development Content

The new ATD Resource Centers make it easier for talent development professionals to access materials on training and management topics.


Greg Burel

As the director of the Strategic National Stockpile at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Greg Burel ensures important medicines get to where they are most needed in times of emergency.

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