The dynamics of the public sector are rapidly changing. As the economy struggles to rebound, there is great debate over the role the Federal government should play in the recovery and the lives of citizens. Sweeping reforms in healthcare and the financial sector have significantly changed how many Federal agencies and programs will operate in the future. At the same time, we continue to face evolving threats in national defense and securing our homeland. The resulting political discourse means that government agencies face tremendous uncertainty over their future, leaving them searching for ways to continue to improve mission performance despite the likelihood of decreasing budgets.
As a company, our mission is to help public sector and related organizations use information to dramatically improve their performance. Our goal with this blog is to look across the public sector at the issues they are facing, and provide thought provoking views and ideas on how these organizations can adapt to improve their performance.
We have decided to use a somewhat unique format of posing a question and then providing our answer, thus “The Query”. (This is also in line with our mission of enabling agencies to “query” information to improve performance.) We like this format as it will allow us to explore a wide variety of issues across the public sector, encourage open discussion around the thoughts and ideas presented, and make for an inviting forum for guest bloggers from time-to-time.
What can you expect from The Query? Our team will cover a range of topics related to government performance and business intelligence, including:
- Discussions of innovations and how they can be used in the industry
- New and views on specific industry trends
- Interviews with experts
- Examples of what successful agencies and programs are doing
- Comments on technology players and their capabilities
What you won’t find:
- Political commentary – This blog is not political. We will focus on the operations of government agencies, not the politics on the Hill. Navigating political waters will always be a factor for public sector agencies, but it’s not a subject for this blog.
We hope you find the content relevant and thought provoking. Please leave comments, we’d love to know what you think.
The Query Blog Team