Business of Government Hour

  • Trade enforcement through CBP: A conversation with Brenda Smith

    What is the US Customs and Border Protection’s national strategy to facilitate legitimate trade? How is CBP strengthening comprehensive trade enforcement? What are the biggest disruptions coming to trade? Join host Michael Keegan on The Business of Government Hour as he explores these questions and so much more with Brenda Smith, Executive Assistant Commissioner, Office of Trade, U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • The UI program: A conversation with Gay Gilbert, Office of Unemployment Insurance, Department of Labor

    What are the strategic priorities of Labor’s Office of Unemployment Insurance? How does the UI program work? What are improper payments and how has UI program sought to reduce them? Join us as we explore these questions with Gay Gilbert, Administrator, Office of Unemployment Insurance within the U.S. Department of Labor.

  • 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?

  • Public Health Data: A conversation with Brian Lee

    What is public health surveillance? How do emerging health information technologies improve public health data? How is the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention using innovation solutions to tackle public health surveillance challenges? Join us as we explore these questions with Brian Lee, Chief Public Health Informatics Officer within the Office of Public Health Scientific Services at CDC.

  • The role of fire: A conversation with Bryan Rice, Department of the Interior’s Office of Wildland Fire

    What role does fire play in shaping natural resource land management? How does Interior’s Office of Wildland Fire work to suppress wildland fire? What is being done to reduce the risks to first responders and the public? Join host Michael Keegan as he explores these questions and more with Bryan Rice, Director of the Office of Wildland Fire, Department of the Interior.

  • IT strategy at the Air Force: A conversation with Bill Marion

    What is the US Air Force’s Information Dominance Strategy? How is the Air Force changing the way it does IT? What is the US Air Force doing to leverage advances of mobile technologies? Join host Michael Keegan as he explores these questions and more with Bill Marion, Deputy Chief, Information Dominance & Deputy Chief Information Officer, U.S. Air Force.

  • Trade enforcement through CBP: A conversation with Brenda Smith

    What is the US Customs and Border Protection’s national strategy to facilitate legitimate trade? How is CBP strengthening comprehensive trade enforcement? What are the biggest disruptions coming to trade? Join host Michael Keegan on The Business of Government Hour as he explores these questions and so much more with Brenda Smith, Executive Assistant Commissioner, Office of Trade, U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

  • The FDA’s evolution of IT: a conversation with Todd Simpson

    What is the Food and Drug Administration’s IT strategy? How is FDA changing the way it does IT? What is FDA doing to leverage the advances of mobile technologies? Join host Michael Keegan next week as he explores these questions and more with Todd Simpson, Chief Information Officer, at the US Food and Drug Administration.

  • Key priorities for the NIH Information Technology Acquisition and Assessment Center: A conversation with Bridget Gauer

    What are the key priorities for the NIH Information Technology Acquisition and Assessment Center, NITAAC? How does NITAAC assist federal agencies to accomplish their mission? Join host Michael Keegan as he explores these questions with Bridget Gauer, Acting Director of NITAAC.

  • The Defense Health Agency’s Component Acquisition Executive: 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 this week on The Business of Government Hour as he explores these questions with Dr. Barclay P. Butler, Component Acquisition Executive at the Defense Health Agency.

  • Acquisition guidance from the FAS: A conversation with Tiffany Hixson

    How does the Federal Acquisition Service (FAS) push efficient and effective IT buying practices through category management? What is FAS doing to help agencies make the best acquisition decisions? How is GSA transforming the way professional services are acquired? Join host Michael Keegan next week as he explores these questions and more with Tiffany Hixson, Regional Commissioner Northwest/Arctic, Federal Acquisition Service within U.S. General Services Administration (GSA).

  • 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.