Wanted: a resiliency tsar for the US government | Curio

Wanted: a resiliency tsar for the US government

7 mins | May 27, 2021

Complex risks are hiding in plain sight. ‘Black swans’ are extreme, one-off events that are impossible to predict. But a more common ‘grey swan’ risk, such as the Colonial pipeline attacks or the pandemic, hide in plain sight. The White House has created a lengthy paper that proposes a new branch of government to cope with “the increasing speed and complexity of major challenges.” But, Rana Foroohar suggests that a powerful resiliency tsar would be better suited for these ever-increasing hazards.

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From Financial Times