May 24, 2021
President Joe Biden came into office a few months ago with a fairly large agenda. At the forefront is combatting the novel coronavirus pandemic and the trillions of dollars in programs that come with administration plans. Someone will have to implement that policy and that someone will be the two million civilian federal employees.
Mark Abramson is the President, Leadership Inc. He was the first Executive Director of the IBM Center for the Business of Government and is the author of Government for the Future with Dan Chenok and John Kamensky. He has a post on GovExec.com headlined “Big Government Is Back. Is the Civil Service Ready?” He joined the show to discuss his post and how well-equipped the civil service is for the challenges of this era.