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Federal Leaders Gather to Accelerate President’s Management Agenda Initiatives

Posted Apr 18, 2018

Emily Murphy

Federal leaders listen to GSA Administrator Emily Murphy’s opening remarks.

More than 200 federal C-suite leaders gathered in early April to better understand the President’s Management Agenda (PMA) and how they can individually and collectively move it forward. Event participants included leaders for six of the Cross-Agency Priority (CAP) Goals that drive implementation of the PMA.

Nancy Potok

Nancy Potok, Chief Statistician of the United States, presents on the CAP Goal Leveraging Data as a Strategic Asset.

“The President’s Management Agenda sets out a roadmap for the way ahead. It’s an important step forward along this path because we don’t accomplish anything without leadership’s buy-in and engagement,” said Karen Dunn Kelley, who leads a CAP goal focused on “Leveraging Data as a Strategic Asset.”

Kelley underscored the importance of the CAP goal leaders’ roles. “We come from very diverse organizations with different missions, but taken together it is us that the American people rely on to deliver the critical missions of the federal government, provide excellent customer service, and manage our precious tax dollars.”

Michael Rigas

Acting Deputy Director of Management, Office of Management and Budget, Michael Rigas, speaks on a panel.

Key Takeaways from the Event

  1. The President’s Management Council fully supports the vision set forth by the President’s Management Agenda and is looking to federal leaders to drive results
  2. Federal leaders are empowered to work collaboratively across management functions to advance CAP Goals and achieve meaningful impacts.
  3. Success requires proactive, cross-functional collaboration across federal agencies. Federal leaders must bring the power and capabilities of their agencies together.

For more information about the President’s Management Agenda, please visit