Business of Government Hour

  • Conversations with Authors Doug Brook and Maureen Hartney on Managing the Government’s Executive Talent

    The management of the federal workforce—including executives—will be a critical factor in the next president’s success. How do we strengthening federal senior leadership, including political appointees and career executives, and enhancing their collaboration? Join host Michael Keegan as he explores this subject with Doug Brook and Maureen Hartney authors of Managing the Government’s Executive Talent.

  • Conversations with Authors: Professor Harry Lambright

    Forging Transformational Leadership – Why do leaders succeed or fail? How do leaders direct ambitious change? What strategies do leaders use to overcome opposition and win allies? Join host Michael Keegan and Professor Harry Lambright, of the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University and author of the IBM Center report, Forging Transformational Change, as they explore leaders and leadership.

  • 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 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.

  • 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.

  • Conversation with Authors Series with Profs. Jack Gansler and Bill Lucyshyn on Eight Actions to Improve Defense Acquisition

    In an era of fiscal austerity, DoD must continue to maintain operations and modernize forces in order to support national security. What acquisition challenges are facing the U.S. Department of Defense? What actions can be taken to improve defense acquisition and the Defense Industrial Base? Join host Michael Keegan as he explore these questions and more with Profs. Jack Gansler and Bill Lucyshyn, authors of the IBM Center report, Eight Actions to Improve Defense Acquisition. That’s next week on The Business of Government Hour.

  • Leaders Speak on Federal Acquisition

    What is federal acquisition? How are agencies enhancing their acquisition capabilities? Are there new ways to procure goods and services for federal agencies? What does the future hold for federal acquisition? Join host Michael Keegan as he explores these questions and more with key senior government executives and thought leaders.

  • The HHS PSC business of government: Interview with Paul Bartley

    What are the benefits of adopting a shared services model? How does HHS’ PSC manage the business of government? What is PSC doing to differentiate its products and services? Join host Michael Keegan as he explores these questions and with Paul Bartley, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Program Support at Department of Health & Human Services, and director of its Program Support Center.

  • 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.

  • 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 Future of Military Medicine: a conversation with Dr. Jonathan Woodson

    How has military medicine been transformed? What is DoD doing to strengthening military medicine’s global health engagement? What has been done to reform the military health system? Join host Michael J. Keegan as he explores these questions and more Dr. Jonathan Woodson, Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs on his last interview as he closes his public service career.

  • The Federal Invest in What Works Index: a conversation with John Bridgeland and Bruce Reed

    What is the Federal Invest in What Works Index? What can be done to better integrate evidence and rigorous evaluation in decision-making? How can federal agencies increase and enhance their evaluation capacity? Join host Michael J. Keegan as he explores these questions and so much more with John Bridgeland and Bruce Reed, Senior Fellows at Results for America.

  • Strategic Intelligence: A Conversation with Dr. Michael Maccoby

    What is strategic intelligence? What does it mean to be a strategic, operational, or networking leader? How do you employ smart motivation? What is the relationship between personality and leadership? Join host Michael Keegan as he explores these questions and more with Dr. Michael Maccoby, authors of Strategic Intelligence: Conceptual Tools for Leading Change.

  • 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.