Federal Leaders: Government Needs to Do a Better Job of Self-Promotion

May 12, 2014

One of federal government’s biggest flaws is a failure to market what it does well, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said Monday.

Government’s inability to promote itself and the work it does takes away from its ability to accomplish its mission, Vilsack said at Government Executive’s Excellence in Government conference in Washington, D.C. When the story gets altered, a new narrative is written that paints government as inefficient and federal employees as bad at their jobs, he said.

Providing assistance to farmers whose lands were destroyed by floods or tornadoes is “what government service is all about,” Vilsack said.

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