AUTHORS

Since 2007, Patrick Mallory has served as a consultant to federal and state agencies for Deloitte, assisting with strategy and program implementation and evaluation; policy analysis; process reengineering; IT/ERP implementation; and general project management. Innovation and cost efficiency, particularly in the state sector, are also key interests.

Mallory, who is based in Raleigh, N.C., holds a master's degree in public policy and management from Carnegie Mellon University and bachelor's degrees in economics and political science Virginia Tech.

October 29, 2014

Cybersecurity: Why It’s Not Just About Technology

To protect their systems from attacks, organizations need to build a culture of risk management from the ground up.
August 22, 2014

How States Can Better Manage Their Fiscal Futures

Projecting spending beyond the next budget cycle has a lot of advantages for states that make the effort.
April 3, 2014

10 Key Questions for Launching an Effective Government Program

Keeping these lessons in mind can improve the chances of success for any public-sector initiative.
February 19, 2014

Meeting the Challenges of Big Organizational Changes

There are plenty of ways for things to go wrong with any transformational initiative. Leaders need to keep five key success factors in mind.
January 21, 2014

Government's Challenge: Building Its Crucial IT Workforce

To match the private sector in the competition for crucial technology talent, public leaders need to think and act innovatively.
January 8, 2014

The Private Sector's Lessons for Government

Some of the practices that are common in business could encourage effectiveness and innovation in the public sector.