Beth Noveck and Rod Glover are warning the Australian public service faces a ‘creeping crisis’ of effectiveness and legitimacy. Katharine Murphy talks to Noveck, former director of the open government initiative in the Obama White House, and Monash University’s Rod Glover – a former senior public servant and prime ministerial adviser – about addressing the current failings and frustrations of public servants, as well as the challenges in bringing bureaucracy to the 21st century Former Obama White House official says Australian public service facing ‘creeping crisis’