Three government report headlines tell one story. Headline Number One: Homeland Security has a Data Problem! Headline Number Two: Inspector General Demonstrates 22% Error Rate with FEMA Programs. Headline Number Three: FEMA to provide $1B for infrastructure and communities. What could possibly go wrong? Let’s explore than now.
The U.S. government’s response to COVID involves contradictory, complicated, and confusing streams of funding. The government committed to spent at least $4 trillion to assist with the response, management, and recovery from the coronavirus pandemic. Funding for government responses; funding for research and vaccine development; funding for vaccine distribution; funding now for personal funerals; funding for state, county, and municipal responses; funding for personal protective equipment; funding to hospitals and first responders. These funds, like so much of what the U.S. governments funds, become grants. Nearly every agency administers grant programs while distributing grant funds. The agency with the greatest responsibility has a demonstrated, through public audits of an error rate over 20%.
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Childhood echoes in my today’s movements and actions. This lyrical piece explores the forest of my youth and the history of my long-ago home. Written about Lincoln Massachusetts, tucked between Lexington and Concord, once and still surrounded by literary, political, and scientific giants. I seek treasures, find awe, and rustle oak fallen oak leaves.
It is just work. Sometimes all of the work smarter, better tools, teamwork boils down to focusing on the job and doing it. Nike says it well: Just do it! A team-building phrase that does carry sympathy and understanding and the tenderness of acknowledging, that work what we get paid to do. It is just …
“What could possibly go wrong?”
Around here, if there is one plan there are three plans. We’ve got to have the primary plan, then the backup plan then the other plan for when it all goes entirely wrong. PST – a reminder to start with a primary plan, a secondary plan, and a tertiary plan. Embracing failure may improve our lives, our work, and our teams.