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.”

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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.

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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 Trevor Brown and David Van Slyke authors of several IBM Center reports on federal acquisition.

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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, next 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.

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Transforming Government Through Technology with Dan Chenok and Haynes Cooney. How can technology transform the way government does business? How can the federal government reduce costs and improve services by adapting private sector cost reduction strategies and technologies? What are those specific cost reduction strategies? Join us as we explore these questions and more.

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How are autonomous technologies advancing in healthcare? What is being done to enhance medical device design? Join us as we explore these questions and more with Professors Jin-Oh Hahn and Monifa Vaughn-Cooke from the Department of Mechanical Engineering, at the University of Maryland.

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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.

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