Business of Government Hour

  • The Navy’s IT strategy: a conversation with Rob Foster

    What are the IT priorities for the US Department of the Navy? How is the Navy leveraging mobility solutions? What is the US Navy doing to enhance its IT security. Join host Michael Keegan as he explores these questions and more with Rob Foster, Chief Information Officer, U.S. Department of the Navy.

  • 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?

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Cross-Agency Priority goals: a conversation with John Kamensky

    John Kamensky, IBM Center Senior Fellow joins host Michael Keegan to explore the progress of a select group of federal Cross-Agency Priority (CAP) goals. How has the Category Management Cross-Agency Priority goal progressed? What’s happened with the Infrastructure Permitting Modernization Cross-Agency Priority goal? What progress has been achieved as a result of the Shared Service Cross-Agency Priority goal? This week on The Business of Government Hour.

  • Federal acquisition at GSA: a conversation with Kevin Youel Page

    What are the strategic priorities for GSA’s Federal Acquisition Service? How has category management benefited federal acquisition? What is the Making it Easier (MIE) initiative? Join host Michael Keegan as he explores these and so much more with Kevin Youel Page, Deputy Commissioner, Federal Acquisition Service, at GSA.

  • Innovation in the Department of State: a conversation with Zvika Krieger

    How is the US Department of State collaborating with Silicon Valley? What is State doing to be more innovative? How is the Department of State leveraging design thinking to more effectively meet its mission? Join host Michael Keegan as he explores these questions and more with Zvika Krieger, Representative to Silicon Valley and Senior Advisor for Technology and Innovation at the U.S. Department of State.

  • Meeting the TSA mission: a conversation with Peter Neffenger

    What are the greatest threats and challenges facing the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) in the next few years? What has TSA done to be more efficient and effective in meeting its mission? How is TSA pursuing innovative security strategies? Join host Michael Keegan as he explores these questions and more with outgoing TSA administrator Peter Neffenger.

  • Developing a management roadmap for the new administration

    Join host Michael Keegan as he explores this effort and how presidential transitions work with David Eagles, Director, The Center for Presidential Transition, Partnership for Public Service and Dan Chenok, Executive Director, The IBM Center for The Business of Government.

  • Security strategies at CBP: a conversation with Kevin McAleenan

    What are the key strategic priorities for the US Customs and Border Protection? What is CBP doing to be more efficient and effectively in meeting its mission? How is CBP pursuing innovative security strategies? Join host Michael Keegan as he explores these questions and more with Kevin McAleenan, Deputy Commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection on the next The Business of Government Hour.

  • NASA’s science priorities: a conversation with Dr. Ellen Stofan

    What are NASA’s key science priorities? What is NASA doing to promote Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education? When will we have definitive evidence of life outside of Earth? Join host Michael Keegan as they explore these questions with Dr. Ellen Stofan, NASA Chief Scientist.

  • A conversation with author Martha Kumar

    What are the characteristics of a well-prepared, successful presidential transition? How does the 2008-2009 presidential transition represent a model to be followed by future incoming and outgoing administrations? What more can be done to enhance the presidential transition process? Join host Michael Keegan as he explores these questions and more with Martha Joynt Kumar, author of Before the Oath: How George W. Bush and Barack Obama Managed a Transfer of Power.

  • Efficient healthcare delivery: a conversation with Dr. Karen Guice

    How do you delivery healthcare anywhere at anytime? What are the strategic priorities for the military health system? How has MHS sought to address some of the critical challenges it faces? Join host Michael Keegan as he explores these questions and more with Dr. Karen Guice, Acting Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs within the U.S. Department of Defense.