Business of Government Hour

  • The Business of Government Magazine: Fall 2017

    This edition provides a glimpse into the many different missions and programs of the U.S. federal government.

  • Conversation with authors: John Kamensky on Cross-Agency Collaboration

    How were the initial Cross-Agency Priority Goals (CAP) goals implemented? What has been the impact of the initial CAP goals? How can we improve the implementation of the next round of CAP goals? Join us as we explore these questions and more with John Kamensky, Senior Fellow at the IBM Center and author of Cross-Agency Collaboration: A Case Study of Cross Agency Priority Goals.

  • The legacy of public service leaders: a conversation with Dave Grant

    It is important for senior government leaders, who are moving on from public service, to share their reflections on the work they did and the missions they pursued. Join Michael Keegan as he welcomes Dave Grant, Former Associate Administrator of FEMA’s Mission Support Bureau to reflect on his public service career and his leadership roles.

  • The business of artificial intelligence: a conversation with Professor James Hendler

    What is artificial intelligence (AI) and how has it evolved? What challenges does AI present to society and government? Join us as we explore these questions and more with Prof. James Hendler, Director of the Institute for Data Exploration and Applications at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and co-author of Social Machines: The Coming Collision of Artificial Intelligence, Social Networking, and Humanity.

  • Strategic foresight at the Coast Guard: a conversation with Commander Eric Popiel

    How does the U.S. Coast Guard use strategic foresight to inform decision making? What is the Evergreen process? How is the federal community sharing strategic foresight best practices? Join us as we these questions and more with Commander Eric Popiel, Program Manager for the US Coast Guard’s Evergreen Program.

  • Conversations with authors: John Whitley on Five Actions to Improve Military Hospital Performance

    What challenges does the U.S. Department of Defense’s direct care system face? How can these challenges be overcome? What are five actions to improve military hospital performance? Join host Michael Keegan on a special edition of The Business of Government Hour as he explores these questions and more with John Whitley, author of the IBM Center report Five Actions to Improve Military Hospital Performance.

  • Data-Driven Design: a conversation with Mark Fuge

    What is Data-Driven Design? What are some of the key challenges in this area? How are Data-Driven Design models being used in government? Join us as we explore these questions with Mark Fuge, Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, at the University of Maryland.

  • Leaders speak on taking care of U.S. veterans

    How does the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs take care of veterans? What has VA done to better serve veterans? What more needs to be done? Join host Michael Keegan as he explores these questions & more on a special edition of Leaders Speak on serving U.S. veterans on the next The Business of Government Hour.

  • Securing America’s borders: A conversation with Carla Provost

    How is the US Border Patrol securing America’s borders? What are some of the key challenges in this area? How is the Border Patrol using technology to meet its mission? Join host Michael Keegan as he explores these questions and more with Carla Provost, Acting Chief of the U.S. Border Patrol, U.S. Customs and Border Protection next week on The Business of Government Hour.

  • Strategic priorities of the Army Reserve: a conversation with Lieutenant General Charles Luckey

    What are the U.S. Army Reserve’s strategic priorities? What are the essential components of force readiness? How does the US Army Reserve support civil authorities? Join host Michael Keegan as he explores these questions and more with Lieutenant General Charles Luckey, Chief of Army Reserve & Commanding General U.S. Army Reserve Command.

  • Conversation with authors: Prof. Jeanne Liedtka

    What is design thinking? How is design thinking being used to tackle public management challenges? Join us as we explore these questions and more with Prof. Jeanne Liedtka, author of “Design Thinking for the Greater Good: Innovation in the Social Sector.”

  • Conversation with authors: Dr. Don Kettl

    What can government executives learn from the GAO’s high-risk list? What have agencies done over the years to get their programs off the list? How can programs stay off the list in the first place? Join host Michael Keegan as he explores these questions and more with Dr. Don Kettl, author of the IBM Center report, Managing Risk, Improving Results: Lessons for Improving Government Management from GAO’s High-Risk List.

  • Conversations with Authors Series with Trevor Brown & David Van Slyke

    What are the challenges of acquiring complex products? What lessons can be learned from the Coast Guard’s Deepwater program? How can government executives most effectively manage complex acquisitions? Join host Michael Keegan as he explores these questions through the works of Trevor Brown and David Van Slyke, authors of several IBM Center reports on federal acquisition.

  • Acquisition at DHA: a conversation with Dr. Barclay P. Butler

    What are the strategic priorities for the Defense Health Agency’s Component Acquisition Executive? How is DHA changing the way it acquires products and services? Join host Michael Keegan as he explores these questions with Dr. Barclay P. Butler, Component Acquisition Executive at the Defense Health Agency.