|March 2, 2018|
Susan Combs testimony of today before the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources is embedded below or can viewed online here.
In her testimony, mentioned the pilot projects as:
To support the Department and to begin this reorganization effort, the Administration included $17.5 million across the Department in its FY 2019 budget request. We are also carrying out a pilot project on this effort in the State of Alaska, an ideal location for such an effort because of its single time zone, large Department presence, and consolidated regional office location. An additional pilot is proposed for the region that includes the Upper Colorado Basin – Wyoming, Utah, Colorado, and New Mexico. These pilot programs will focus on the use of shared services and inter-bureau coordination efforts and will help ensure that the eventual nationwide implementation of these unified regions will be accomplished with consideration of the full complexity of the Department’s operations and in a way that is sensitive to regional differences.
No specifics were given.