On September 9th, the Academy and Federal News Radio hosted a forum to discuss how application of continuous process improvement (CPI) methodologies drive efficiencies in the federal sector. Congressmen Tom Latham (R-IA) and Henry Cuellar (D-TX) discussed legislation that they introduced in July entitled the Lean and Responsive Government Act.
It would require federal agencies to use CPI methodologies and report on cost savings achieved. In addition, three experienced leaders applying CPI in their organization, representing DOD, GSA, and Johns Hopkins Medicine, outlined how these methodologies are used and drive improved results. The forum was attended by more than 60 people.