Business of Government Hour

  • The future of the United States Coast Guard: a conversation with Admiral Paul Zukunft

    What is the U.S. Coast Guard strategic direction? How is the U.S. Coast Guard modernizing to be ready for today and prepared for tomorrow? Join host Michael Keegan as he explores these questions and more with Admiral Paul Zukunft, Commandant, United States Coast Guard.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Analyzing the federal acquisition process: a conversation with Anne Rung

    Why is federal acquisition so complex? What is category management? How is the federal government driving innovation in acquisition? What is being done to strengthen government-industry relationships? Join host Michael J. Keegan as he explores these questions and more with Anne Rung, Administrator, Office of Federal Procurement Policy (OFPP), Office of Management and Budget.

  • 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.

  • Leadership in Action – The Business of Government Magazine

    This edition of the Business of Government magazine highlights strong leaders with the right talent who are charged with executing the business of government. Join host Michael Keegan as he tells the stories of such leaders as Anne Rung, Admiral Paul Zukunft, Dr. Reggie Brothers, Dr. David Bray, and LaVerne Council, outlines their collective challenges, illustrates their respective successes, shares the lessons they have learned – and ultimately, explore how best to help these leaders be effective.

  • Modernization of food safety inspection techniques: a conversation with the USDA’s Alfred Almanza

    What are the strategic priorities of the USDA’s Food and Inspection Service? How is FSIS ensuring this country’s food is safe and uncontaminated? How is FSIS leveraging technology and innovation to meet its mission? Join host Michael Keegan as he explores these questions and much more Alfred Almanza, Deputy Under Secretary for Food Safety at the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

  • The FBI’s CJIS Division’s communication strategy: Interview with Stephen Morris

    What are the strategic priorities for FBI’s Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS) Division? How does the FBI’s CJIS Division foster information sharing across the law enforcement enterprise? Join us as we explore these questions and more with Stephen Morris, Assistant Director, FBI’s Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS) Division.

  • Enterprise risk management: Interview with Dr. Karen Hardy

    What are benefits of pursuing enterprise risk management? How can risk management enhance department decision-making? How are you fostering a culture of risk awareness across an enterprise? Join us as we explore these questions and more with Dr. Karen Hardy, Deputy Director for Risk Management at the U.S. Department of Commerce.

  • Leadership in Action – The Business of Government Magazine

    This edition of the Business of Government magazine highlights strong leaders with the right talent who are charged with executing the business of government. Join host Michael Keegan as he tells the stories of such leaders as Anne Rung, Admiral Paul Zukunft, Dr. Reggie Brothers, Dr. David Bray, and LaVerne Council, outlines their collective challenges, illustrates their respective successes, shares the lessons they have learned – and ultimately, explore how best to help these leaders be effective.

  • The mission of the National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence: a conversation with Nate Lesser

    What is the mission of the National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE)? What are its strategic priorities? How does it accelerate the deployment and use of secure, standards-based technologies? Join host Michael Keegan as he explores these questions and more with Nate Lesser, Deputy Director, NCCoE.

  • IT strategy at the SEC: a conversation with Pamela Dyson

    What is the Securities and Exchange Commission’s IT strategy? How is the SEC modernizing its Electronic Data Gathering, Analysis and Retrieval (EDGAR) system? What is it doing to expand its data analytics capabilities to better meet its mission? Join host Michael J. Keegan as he explores these questions and more with Pamela Dyson, Chief Information Officer at the SEC.

  • IT infrastructure and innovation at the FCC: a conversation with Dr. David Bray

    What has the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) done to transform its IT infrastructure? How has the FCC chief information officer cultivated a network of change agents? What is the FCC doing to cultivate a culture of risk taking and experimentation? Join host Michael J. Keegan as he explores these questions and so much more with Dr. David Bray, Chief Information Officer, the Federal Communications Commission this week on The Business of Government Hour.

  • The VA IT strategy: a conversation with LaVerne Council

    What is the VA’s IT strategy? How is VA changing the way it does IT? What about VA’s “buy-first” strategy? Join host Michael Keegan as he explores these questions and more with LaVerne Council, Chief Information Officer, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.