President Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, is lined up to head the new White House Office of American Innovation. Kushner is an NYU JD/MBA grad and is, like President Trump, something of royalty in New York’s real estate scene. As a relatively recent grad, I’m quietly optimistic that Kushner may bring common management consulting and process improvement ideas to the White House (BPR, continuous improvement/Kaizen, Six Sigma, change management) and the executive agencies.
None of those ideas/methodologies is new or innovative particularly, but we could see some seriously interesting case-studies coming out. As it happens, the General Services Administration provides some guidance for the procurement of Management Consulting services (https://www.gsa.gov/portal/category/21150)