Building the ENTERPRISE: Nine Strategies for a More Integrated, Effective Government


Publication: 2013-08-09


Adopting an enterprise framework will allow our government to achieve the results that the American people demand and position it to tackle the major challenges facing the nation. It also will enable government to better husband its resources and reduce programmatic fragmentation and overlap. To that end, we have identified nine overarching strategies that will provide the infrastructure and impetus to take the enterprise approach to scale and ensure that it is not seen or treated as the pet project of one administration and thus become the first victim of the next.

In proposing these strategies, the Partnership for Public Service and Booz Allen Hamilton consulted with more than 50 current and former public officials, business and labor leaders and academic experts to identify those areas in most urgent need of reform. We built on management initiatives of the current and past administrations that are working well and should be continued Enterprise Strate gies to Make Our Government More Efficient and Effective and expanded. Our recommendations largely focus on what can be done by the executive branch without action by Congress, although there are legislative changes that could improve the effectiveness of the enterprise approach and that will be needed to make improvements in the civil service.


Name:Owen Ambur


Name:Partnership for Public Service


The Partnership for Public Service is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization that works to revitalize the federal government by inspiring a new generation to serve and by transforming the way government works.


  • Booz Allen HamiltonBooz Allen Hamilton has been at the forefront of strategy and technology consulting for nearly a century. Today, the firm provides services primarily to the US government in defense, intelligence, and civil markets, and to major corporations, institutions, and not-for-profit organizations. Booz Allen offers clients deep functional knowledge spanning strategy and organization, engineering and operations, technology, and analytics—which it combines with specialized expertise in clients' mission and domain areas to help solve their toughest problems.

  • Max Stier LloydPresident and CEO, Partnership for Public

  • W. Howell Jr.Executive Vice President, Service Booz Allen Hamilton