Daniel Stid:

We need younger, more diverse, and tech-savvy public servants. Beginning with the original civil service reform movement up through the 1960s, talented young people were drawn to public service. We need to restore its luster and appeal for those at the outset of their careers, and for those who could bring mission-critical technical expertise to government. Reform of outdated laws, regulations, and organizational cultures that make it hard to recruit, retain, and develop public servants will help, to be sure. So will talent pipelines and professional development programs to inspire and guide people into public service, and to help them learn and grow as their careers develop.