Analysis

  • Information governance: Putting the teeth into records management

    Agencies are under the gun to meet the Dec. 31 deadline to manage all permanent and temporary email in an accessible, electronic format. Earlier this year, agencies said they were in good shape to meet that requirement.

  • Hiring and Compensation

    Although President Donald Trump’s skinny budget failed to mention a pay raise for federal employees, a 1.9 percent pay hike may be in the works.

  • Conversation with author Rodney Scott

    Important social challenges cross agency boundaries, and working effectively to solve these problems is not easy. Join us as we explore how New Zealand tackles these wicked challenges with Rodney Scott, co-author of the IBM Center report, Interagency Performance Targets: A Case Study of New Zealand’s Results Programme. How have Public Management Reforms evolved in New Zealand? What is the New Zealand Results Programme? What can other governments learn from the New Zealand experience?

  • It’s all about the budget

    In one of the busiest weeks yet, the Trump administration gave Congress two budget proposals to debate.

  • Conversation with author Justin Bullock

    How can risk management strategies reduce operational risk? How has the US Department of Labor employed risk management strategies to reduce improper payments in its Unemployment Insurance program? Join Michael Keegan next week as he explores these questions and more with Prof Justin Bullock, co-author of the IBM Center report, Risk Management and Reducing Improper Payments: A Case Study of the U.S. Department of Labor.

  • The future of risk management

    We’ll all be hearing more in the next few years about risk management, compliance and governance. The Government Accountability Office puts out the Green Book, containing standards for financial control in federal accounting.

  • Profile in Leadership: VA Secretary Dr. David Shulkin

    Profile in Leadership: Who is Dr. David Shuklin? What is his leadership philosophy? What can we learn about him from his time leading the Veterans Health Administration? Join host Michael Keegan next week for a special edition of The Business of Government Hour – A Profile in Leadership as he explores these questions and more.

  • Why Governance, Risk and Compliance is Everyone’s Business – Download the Executive Brief Today!

    The dynamic world of risk can be challenging. Federal agencies– no less than commercial organizations– operating as they are in a complex and increasingly threatening world, face risks to their finances, their physical security, and their ability to do business.

  • The relationship between governance, risk and compliance

    Governance, risk and compliance (GRC) go hand-in-hand. Risk is understanding uncertainty. Compliance focuses on adhering to policies and regulations, micro and macro. Governance is key for stakeholders who put into processes and practices the whole operation of compliance.

  • Trump administration’s budget preparations under scrutiny

    The high paced level of activity this past week centered on the still-sketchy 2018 budget under preparation by the Trump administration. Balancing the big increase the president wants for the Defense Department are cuts averaging 10 percent for civilian agencies.

  • Keys to successful enterprise data management in government

    MarkLogic’s Dave Rost identifies a solution to siloed and disparate data sources.

  • Quadrennial planning reviews: a conversation with Professor Jordan Tama

    What are quadrennial planning reviews? How can these reviews inform the development of agency strategic plans? What lessons can be learned for all federal departments as they develop their strategic plans? Join host Michael Keegan as he explores these questions and more with Prof. Jordan Tama of American University and author of the IBM Center report Maximizing the Value of Quadrennial Strategic Planning.

  • Developing risk culture

    At the Justice Department, with so many operations, to look at risk on an enterprise level, what does that mean? Risk knowledge starts with line employees and moves all the way up to policy-makers and those establishing the controls.

  • New memos and a delay in policy

    Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly forged ahead with tough new immigration policies, outlined in a pair of memos. Although President Trump hadn’t yet released his revised executive order on immigration and securing the border with Mexico, Kelly widened the number of people potentially subject to detention and deportation. He reiterated the plan to hire another 5,000 Customs and Border Patrol agents.

  • Business priorities at HHS’ OIG: a conversation with Daniel Levinson

    What are the key priorities for HHS’ OIG? What are the top management and performance challenges facing HHS? What are the characteristics of an effective inspector general? Join host Michael Keegan as he explores these questions and more with Daniel Levinson, Inspector General of the U.S. Dept of Health and Human Services.