Transforming America’s Outdated Labor Market

Denis McDonough. From February 2013 until January 20, 2017, McDonough served as White House Chief of Staff for President Obama. In that role, McDonough managed the four thousand member White House staff, as well as Cabinet Secretaries and agency leaders. He provided strategic advice to the President on the most significant domestic policy, national security, and management issues facing the federal government and enforced plans and accountability for performance and goals, maintaining the Obama Administration’s reputation for effective, ethical operation. He planned and coordinated efforts to recruit and retain key talent—including an unprecedented expansion of technology experts, engineers, and content generators within the White House and across the federal government. In his talk, Denis examines…

1. Change is coming to the U.S. economy, and we must ensure the development of an ecosystem to train the workforce of the future through a focus on continual learning and skills-building.
2. The United States has traditionally recognized and harnessed technological change to advance American interest, and this time is no different.