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To serve the President
Bradley H. Patterson


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To serve the President
continuity and innovation in the White House staff
Bradley H. Patterson.

Published 2008 by Brookings Institution Press in Washington, D.C .
Written in English.

About the Book

"Opens a window onto the closely guarded Oval Office turf: the operations, offices, and people of the complete White House team. Describes its organizational structure, recent innovations made in the face of changing events, what people do, while revealing the total size and cost of the contemporary White House team"--Provided by publisher.

Table of Contents

The White House overall
The contemporary White House staff
The cost of the whole White House
The top crosscutting leadership
Javelin-catcher: the Chief of Staff
The coordination center: the Staff Secretary
The National Security Adviser
The "just-US" department: Counsel to the President
The ambulatory bridge across a constitutional gulf: the Office of Legislative Affairs
Control all the way down: the Presidential Personnel Office
The policy bloc
Policymaking at the White House: domestic and economic affairs
The Homeland Security Adviser
Helping religion to do good: the Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives
Volunteering for service: the USA Freedom Corps Office
The Cabinet Liaison Office
The strategic initiatives and external affairs bloc
Strategery: the White House Political Affairs Office
Partnership in our federal system: the Office of Intergovernmental Affairs
Working with coalitions to push the President's agenda: the Office of Public Liaison
The communications bloc
Lipstick on a pig? The Office of Communications
The cyber White House: innovations in electronic communications
The Press Secretary
The Speechwriting Office
Special counselors to the President
First special counselor: the Vice President
Next special counselor: the President's spouse
The Presidential Aide
The operations bloc
The Office of Management and Administration
The Executive Clerk
The Records Management Office
The Presidential Correspondence Office
Paving the way: the Advance Office
Achievements versus activities: the Office for Appointments and Scheduling
The White House Military Office
The United States Secret Service
The President's Commission on White House Fellowships
The physical White House and its environment
The Executive Residence
The President's park and the White House Visitor Center
The White House Historical Association
Looking to the future
Major long-term innovations by the Bush Administration
The essence of White House service
Appendix: Component offices of the contemporary White House staff.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.


Dewey Decimal Class
Library of Congress
JK552 .P368 2008

The Physical Object

p. cm.

ID Numbers

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