This article is the second in a series of articles describing the correct approach to improving the American government system. The method is based on Smart Data, Enterprise Performance Optimization Strategy by James A. George and James A. Rodger (c) 2010 Wiley Publishing and How to Select an American President by James A. George with James A. Rodger (c) 2017 Archway Publishing.
With bravado, Donald Trump promised to "drain the swamp," of excess government bureaucracy. That may have broad appeal to citizens who are income-constrained and tax-weary.
Any individual, including the President, who approaches the task of managing and improving the performance of the federal government enterprise without sincere humility is doomed to failure. I say that with 25 years of experience under my belt at supporting government executives doing just that.
Successful managers are those who embrace several ideas:
- Systems engineering
- Automated regulatory environment
- Predictive management
"Outcome-driven" requires that the executive begins by identifying and prioritizing essential outcomes. The Executive branch and Congress don't have an empty list from which they start the process. In fact, the government is a living operation of systems: people, processes, and technology that is governed by laws and regulations. An executive does not have liberty to work in a vacuum.
Here are your marching orders, Mr. President and Congress:
America's Priority Outcomes
- Nation secured economically - 100%
- Nation has a sustainable economy - 100%
- Nation secured militarily - 100%
- Homeland secured from terrorists - 100%
- Employment opportunities for all who can work - 100%
- Upward mobility for all who are prepared commensurate with ability - 100%
- All persons provided minimal sustainment as a baseline to start - 100%
- Social security assured for all persons - 100%
- Clean air and water - 100%
- Best education in the world - #1
- Freest nation in the world - #1
- Lowest crime rate in the world - #1 in the least crime per capita
- Affordable healthcare for all citizens - 100%
Now, how are you going to accomplish these things? What are the services to which you are legally committed to providing? What do you want to take away with permission from We the People?
Before embarking on deconstruction, how about communicating with us exactly where you stand?
By they way, the team that you are fielding to help you are not qualified for the task.
President Trump's team leaders are amateurs.
The news today is that in addition to the President's son-in-law, Jared Kushner, there is Dina Habib Powell.
"Dina Habib Powell, Head, Impact Investing Business, Goldman
Deputy National Security Advisor
March 15, 2017
Serving with K.T. McFarland
President Donald Trump
Born Dina Habib
1973 (age 43–44)
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Richard C. Powell
Education University of Texas, Austin (BA)
"Dina Powell is the Trump administration’s Ms. Fix-It.
The deputy national security adviser for strategy, one of the few White House aides with extensive experience in a past Republican administration, has taken on a large list of responsibilities touching on foreign and domestic policy.
Besides serving as a deputy to national security adviser H.R. McMaster, Powell was asked by senior adviser Jared Kushner, the president’s son-in-law, to serve in a new office tasked with using private-sector ideas to overhaul the federal government.
Powell, who speaks Arabic and moved to the United States from Egypt at the age of 4, is also advising President Trump and his daughter Ivanka on economic initiatives.
Her rising power has brought additional scrutiny on the 43-year-old, who has come under criticism from some Trump loyalists and outside conservatives for her work at Goldman Sachs. Some accuse her of being a “Democrat in disguise.”"
They broke it.
Image: New York Times