Today, on the Ed Morrissey Show (3 pm ET), we have two great topics for you! Jonathan Bruel, author of Operator’s Manual for the New Administration. Bruel is the Executive Director of the IBM Center for The Business of Government. He was formerly the Senior Adviser in the Office of Management and Budget in the Executive Office of the President, and served for nearly ten years as the U.S. delegate and elected vice chair of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development’s Public Management Committee. We’ll talk about his new book and the efforts involved in the transition to the next administration.

In the second half, we’ll talk about Project Valour-IT with Beth Schietzelt of Soldier’s Angels. We may also be able to get Chuck Ziegenfuss, the founder of the effort. They’ve just kicked off the effort, and they’re already raising plenty of money for computer systems for injured war veterans. Don’t forget to donate to Project Valour-IT! Click on the graphic to add your support for wounded warriors:

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