Reshaping American Government in the 21st Century
In today’s digital age, the Federal Government is not suited to meet the needs of its customer, the American people. Outdated technology, organizational constructs, and antiquated processes keep citizens and small businesses tied up in bureaucracy, leaving the American people and Federal workforce frustrated.
Having to work through multiple Federal agencies to conduct business or solve simple problems is not an efficient or effective use of taxpayer resources. For example, a poultry company in Georgia has to fill out separate paperwork because chickens and eggs are regulated by different Federal agencies. And because of the toppings, a frozen cheese pizza and a pepperoni pizza are regulated by different agencies. There needs to be a better way. With today’s technology, if we can order a car from our smartphone, we should be able to easily communicate with a Federal worker when needed.
President Trump understands this frustration and the need to have a modern and efficient Federal Government that better serves the American people. This is why the President once again opted to put the American people first and demanded change. An Executive Order (EO) issued in March 2017 directed the proposal of a comprehensive plan to reform the Federal Government to be more efficient, effective and accountable. Paired with the President’s Management Agenda, this EO and the Administration’s plan build on a history of bipartisan Government reform initiatives that will hold our Government accountable and put you, the American taxpayer, first. The Administration’s plan serves as a cornerstone for productive, bipartisan dialogue on realigning the Federal Government to more effectively operate in the 21st century.