What is the mission of the U.S. General Services Administration’s (GSA) Office of Government-wide Policy? How is GSA pursuing government-wide sustainable practices? What is GSA doing to enhance government wide performance? Join host Michael Keegan as he explores these questions and more with Krystal Brumfield, Associate Administrator Office of Government-wide Policy at GSA.

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What are the key qualities of an effective leader? Has the pandemic changed the concept of leadership? What does it mean to lead in uncertain times? Join host Michael Keegan as he explores these questions and more.

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What is Enterprise Risk Management? What are some of the key risks facing government today? How has the managing and responding to risk evolved in U.S. federal agencies? Join host Michael Keegan as he explores these questions and more on a Special Edition of The Business of Government Hour – Leaders Speak on Managing Risk in Government.

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How do analytics and technology intersect and mutually reinforce one another? What can be done to integrate these efforts more effectively? How can government leaders leverage the intersection of open data, open source, and hybrid cloud models to drive improved performance an productivity. Join host Michael J. Keegan as he explores these questions with Joel Gurin coauthor of the IBM Center report, Aligning Open Data, Open Source, and Hybrid Cloud Adoption in Government, and President of the Center for Open Data Enterprise (CODE).

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What are the strategic priorities of the U.S. Census Bureau? How is Census improving its data collection and data products? What is the Census Bureau doing to innovate and make a difference? Join host Michael Keegan as he explores these questions and more with Dr. Ron Jarmin, Acting director at the U.S. Census Bureau.

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A Conversation on the Cybersecurity Risks of Smart City Technologies. What is “smart cities” technology? Do all smart city technologies pose equivalent cybersecurity risks? What are some of the most prevalent cyber threats posed by these technologies? Join host Michael Keegan has he explores these questions and more with Alison Post and Alex Pan co-authors, The Cybersecurity Risks of Smart City Technologies: What Do The Experts Think?

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In preparation for battle with the $1.6 trillion national student debt crisis, Stacie spent 17 years in the financial services industry utilizing her SEC license to manage mortgages, structured settlements, and annuities for both specialty finance companies and the world’s largest international banking and financial services organization—HSBC. Stacie is also a military veteran, having served eight years as a United States Army Reservist. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration and Management from Longwood University.

Stacie joined the Office of Federal Student Aid (FSA) in 2018 as the NextGen Innovation Team Leader, and she immediately set to work creating a hub for federal employees to incubate solutions that address the nation’s growing student loan figure. The FSA IDEA Lab is positioned to Innovate, Design, Execute, and Award from within the agency with lasting impact on higher education funding.

Channeling her drive to further explore partnerships between the private and public sectors to achieve scaled outcomes more efficiently, Stacie earned a certificate in Social Impact Partnership Design from Georgetown University.

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What is the mission of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency and its Quality Services Management Office? How can the concept of shared services be used to tackle cyber threats? What are some of the key cyber threats facing federal agencies? Join host Michael Keegan as he explores these and questions and more with Jim Sheire, Branch Chief of Quality Services Management Office (QSMO) at Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and Margie Graves, Visiting Fellow at the IBM Center.

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How has the management landscape of the federal government changed over the last 30 years? What lessons can be learned from the past to inform future strategies? Join host Michael Keegan next week for a Special Edition of The Business of Government Hour highlighting some of the most significant management efforts that have transformed how government does business.

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How are local governments using remote and hybrid working arrangements? How will local government operations and management change post pandemic? What key questions do government executives need to ask to meet the demands of a post pandemic time? Join host Michael Keegan as he explores these and more with Sherri Greenberg, contributor to the IBM Center Special Report, COVID-19 and its Impact on a Special Edition of The Business of Government Hour.

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Join host Michael Keegan for Special Edition of The Business of Government Hour – COVID-19 and its Impact: a series on how the pandemic has transformed government management and operations with guests Zach Huitink on the risk management actions government can take to make the federal procurement systems more resilient and more business of government stories…

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How has the COVID-19 pandemic impacted the way local governments operate and deliver public services? What are local governments doing differently in the aftermath of the pandemic? Join host Michael Keegan as he explores these questions and more with Tad McGilliard and Laura Godeeris, contributors, to the IBM Center Special Report, COVID-19 and Its Impact: Seven Essays on Reframing Government Management and Operations.

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How has the management landscape of the federal government changed over the last 30 years? What lessons can be learned from the past to inform future strategies? Join host Michael Keegan next week for a Special Edition of The Business of Government Hour highlighting some of the most significant management efforts that have transformed how government does business.

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COVID-19 and its Impact: a series on how the pandemic has transformed government management and operations with host Michael J. Keegan and guest Dr. Rob Handfield–discussing key steps in building national supply chain immunity.

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What are some of the key trends in government technology? How are government agencies such as the IRS using emerging technologies to meet their missions? How can industry and government collaborate more effectively? Join host Michael Keegan as he explores these questions and more with Harrison Smith Director, Enterprise Digitalization at Internal Revenue Service and President of the ACT Executive Committee.

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What is mission of the Defense Commissary Agency (DeCA)?How has the pandemic impacted its operations?How is the Defense Commissary Agency changing the way it does business? Join host Michael Keegan as he explores these questions and more with Bill Moore, Director & Chief Executive Officer, Defense Commissary Agency.

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How is the VA modernizing its logistics, supply chain, construction, and leasing functions? What emerging technologies hold the most promise to enhancing VA’s procurement and acquisition functions? Join host Michael Keegan as he explores these questions and more with Karen Brazell, Former Chief Acquisition Officer at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

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Conversation with Katherine Willoughby on How Localities Continually Adapt Enterprise Strategies to Manage Natural Disasters How do U.S. local governments apply enterprise approaches in natural disaster preparedness, emergency management, and post-disaster recovery? What strategies can localities adopt and adapt to build greater resiliency and support economic recovery following a natural disaster? Join Michael Keegan as he explores these questions and more with Katherine Willoughby.

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How is the federal government pursing Shared Services? What has the U.S. Department of the Interior used Shared Services? Will the move to shared services change under the new administration? Host Michael Keegan welcomes Scott Cameron, Acting Assistant Secretary for Policy, Management and Budget, U.S. Department of the Interior as they explores these questions and more.

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What is the value of intergovernmental data sharing? What are the challenges to sharing data across government? How can we advance intergovernmental data sharing? Join host Michael Keegan as he explores these questions and more with Jane Wiseman, author of the IBM Center report, Silo Busting: The Challenges and Success Factors for Sharing Intergovernmental Data.

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What is the IT strategy for the State of North Dakota? How is technology helping the state’s COVID-19 pandemic response? What is the State of North Dakota doing to innovate its IT infrastructure? Join host Michael Keegan as he explores these questions and more with Shawn Riley, CIO, within the State of North Dakota. Originally Broadcasted on November 9, 2020.

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What is the mission of the Homeland Security & Defense Business Council? How does it work to building better engagement between industry and government? What are some of the critical issues facing the homeland security enterprise? Join host Michael Keegan as he explores these questions and more with Rafael Borras, President & CEO, Homeland Security & Defense Business Council.

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What is the mission of the Office of National Coordinator for Health IT? How is it transforming the adoption and use of health IT? What are the critical opportunities in a digital health system? AND How has the pandemic impacted these efforts? Join host Michael Keegan as he explores these questions and more with Dr. Donald Rucker, National Coordinator for Health IT, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

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What role has the U.S. Department of Labor played in the COVID-19 pandemic response? How is Labor working to modernize the Unemployment Insurance program with the states? What is Labor doing to create customer-focused workforce solutions for American workers? Join host Michael Keegan as he explores these questions and more with Patrick Pizzella, Deputy Secretary, U.S. Department of Labor.

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What is the country of Finland’s digital strategy? How is Finland advancing the digitalization of public services? What can we learn from Finland’s efforts? Join host Michael Keegan as he explores these questions and more with Anna-Maija Karjalainen, Director General Finland’s Public Sector – ICT on a Special Edition of The Business of Government Hour – Global Government Leaders series.

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What are the Defense Health Agency’s strategies priorities? What is the Defense Health Agency doing to change the way DoD delivers healthcare? How is DHA responding to the COV-19 pandemic? Join host Michael Keegan as he explores these questions with Lt. General Ronald Place, Director, Defense Health Agency.

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What is the mission of the Pandemic Response Accountability Committee (PRAC)? How is it working to prevent and detect fraud, waste, abuse, and mismanagement of the 2.6 trillion coronavirus relief funds. How is it using partnerships and collaboration to meet its mission? Join host Michael Keegan as he explores these questions and more with Bob Westbrooks, Executive Director, Pandemic Response Accountability Committee.

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How have the strategic priorities of GSA’s Public Buildings Service (PBS) changed in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic? What is PBS doing to adapt to the changing expectations of its federal agency customers? Join host Michael Keegan as he explores these questions and more with Dan Mathews, Commissioner, PBS, US General Services Administration.

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How is the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) using Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) to assess threats and opportunities facing the department and the veterans it serves? What is VA doing to promote and support a risk aware culture throughout the department? How is VA using strategic foresight and ERM to make better decisions? Join host Michael Keegan as he explores these questions and more with Preston Finley, Director – Foresight, Strategic Planning & Risk Management within the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

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How is the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) enhancing its enterprise networks? What is the CBP’s “mission first” approach to network and technology solutions? How is CBP working to built a resilient enterprise systems network? Join host Michael Keegan as he explores these questions and more with Robert Costello, Executive Director, Enterprise Networks and Technology Support, Office of Information and Technology, U.S. Customs and Border Protections.

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What is the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s financial management strategy? How is DHS working to modernize its financial system? How has the COVID-19 pandemic impacted the finances and budget of DHS? Join host Michael Keegan as he explores these questions and more with Troy Edgar, Chief Financial Officer, U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

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What is mission of U.S. Global Development Lab within USAID? How is it using innovation, technology, and research in international development? What is next for the U.S. Global Development Lab? Join host Michael Keegan as he explores these questions and more with Harry Bader, Acting Executive Director, U.S. Global Development Lab within USAID.

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What are the seven traps of path dependency? How do you think disruptively and create real innovation and change? Join host Michael as he explores these questions with Jeremy Gutsche author of Create the Future: Tactics for Disruptive Thinking on the next edition of the Leading Through Uncertain Times series.

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How can we lead from the future? What is “Future-Back” Thinking? How can it help leaders navigate the COVID-19 disruption and lead with purpose? Join host Michael Keegan as he explores these questions Mark Johnson co-author of Lead from the Future: How to Turn Visionary Thinking into Breakthrough Growth.

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What is Ruthless Consistency? How can it make you a better leader during uncertain times? Why is strategic management more effective than strategic planning? Join host Michael Keegan as he explores these questions with Dr. Michael Canic author of Ruthless Consistency.

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Dan Chenok, Executive Director of the IBM Center for the Business of Government and National Academy of Public Administration (NAPA) Academy Fellow, discusses utilizing technology and Artificial Intelligence to foster social equity and the Agile Government Center on NAPA’s Management Matters program.

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How have the strategic priorities of GSA’s Public Buildings Service (PBS) changed in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic? What is PBS doing to adapt to the changing expectations of its federal agency customers? Join host Michael Keegan as he explores these questions and more with Dan Mathews, Commissioner, PBS, US General Services Administration.

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The Business of Government Hour – A Special Series focusing on Leading Through Uncertain Times with Chester Elton co-author with Adrian Gostick of Leading with Gratitude. Why is gratitude an essential quality in an effective leader today? What practices can help leaders in uncertain times? Join host Michael Keegan as he explores these questions and more on The Business of Government Special Edition.

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What is next for IT modernization and digital transformation within the US federal government? How else can federal technology transform the lives of citizens? What does the future hold for federal IT? Join host Michael Keegan as he explores these questions and more with Suzette Kent, former Federal Chief Information Officer.

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How is the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) enhancing its enterprise networks? What is the CBP’s “mission first” approach to network and technology solutions? How is CBP working to built a resilient enterprise systems network? Join host Michael Keegan as he explores these questions and more with Bob Costello, Executive Director, Enterprise Networks and Technology Support, Office of Information and Technology, U.S. Customs and Border Protections.

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What does it take to scale evidence-based programs successfully? What combination of federal, state, and local public policy changes are needed to scale evidence-based programs? What management strategies and resources are needed to scale these programs effectively? Join host Michael Keegan as he explores these questions and more with Patrick Lester author of the IBM Center report, Scaling Evidence-Based Programs in Child Welfare.

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What is the history of U.S. Presidential Transitions? Why it is transition so important? How does the Center for Presidential Transition at the Partnership for Public Service work to improve this process? Join host Michael Keegan as he explores these questions and more with Dave Marchick, Director of the Center for Presidential Transition at Partnership for Public Service.

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What can be done to reduce administrative burden in the federal research grants process to universities? How can the regulatory burden be reduced and efficient practices promoted? How does the CARES ACT in response to the recent pandemic impact federal grant making? Join host Michael Keegan as he explores these questions and more with Lisa Mosley and David Ngo co-authors with Jeremy Forsberg of the IBM Center report, Reducing Administrative Burden in Federal Research Grants to Universities.

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What is strategic foresight? How can it enhance decision-making? What is the mission of the Center for Strategic Foresight at the U.S. Government Accountability Office? Join host Michael Keegan as he explores these questions and more with Steve Sanford, Director, GAO’s Center for Strategic Foresight.

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What is an Optimal Outcome? How can leaders break old patterns and habits to achieve optimal outcomes? Join host Michael Keegan as he explores these questions and more with Dr. Jennifer Goldman-Wetzler, author of Optimal Outcomes.

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How has the U.S. Army Reserve responded to the COVID-19 pandemic? What is Ready Force X? How is the U.S. Army Reserve making a difference? 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 on The Business of Government Hour.

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How is the National Science Foundation (NSF) building a pipeline of current and future leaders? What is the NSF’s leadership development program (LDP)? Join host Michael Keegan as he explores these questions and more with Tracy Bojko and Macey Cox co-leaders of the NSF’s Leadership Development Program on The Business of Government Hour.

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What is agile method? When and how should it be used? What is agile leadership and how can it be used during times of uncertainty? Join host Michael Keegan as he explores these questions and more with author Darrell Rigby.

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What it is like to run the largest enterprise in the world, the U.S. Department of Defense? What are some of the challenges facing a Secretary of Defense? What leadership lessons can be learned from Ash Carter? Join host Michael Keegan as he explores these questions with Ash Carter, former Secretary of Defense and author of Inside the five-sided box: lessons from a lifetime of leadership in the Pentagon.

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What is the DHS’s procurement strategy? How is DHS innovating its procurement function? What are the key procurement and acquisition challenges facing DHS today? How is DHS improving the operational performance of its procurement function? Join host Michael Keegan as he explores these questions and more with Soraya Correa, Chief Procurement Officer, U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

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Join host Michael Keegan in the first of a two part series exploring the leadership stories and public service of nine government leaders. This edition introduces four government executives leading missions and programs that include compensating the sick and injured from the 9/11 terrorist attacks, providing development and humanitarian assistance, facilitating government-wide acquisition, technology and innovation, and ensuring the statistical integrity of government data.

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How are U.S. government agencies developing the next generation of leaders? What are agency-based leadership development programs? How best can we deliver effective leadership development? Join host Michael Keegan as he explores these questions and more with Prof. Jim Perry and Bill Valdez on A Special Edition of The Business of Government Hour – Leadership Insights.

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How does the California Department of General Services (DGS) serve state agencies? What is DGS doing to create new services and products? What is the mission of the National Association of State Chief Administrators (NASCA)? Join host Michael Keegan as he explores how States are delivering the business of government with Dan Kim, director of the California Department of General Services.

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What is the mission of the U.S. General Services Administration’s Technology Transformation Services (TTS)? How does TTS enhance public experience with federal government agencies? Join host Michael Keegan as he explores these questions and more with Anil Cheriyan, director GSA’s Technology Transformation Services and deputy commissioner of GSA’s Federal Acquisition Service.

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What are benefits of pursuing enterprise risk management? How can risk management enhance agency decision-making? What is the mission of the Association for Federal Enterprise Risk Management (AFERM)? Join host Michael Keegan as he explores these questions and more with our very special guest, Tom Brandt, Chief Risk Officer, at the US Internal Revenue Service (IRS).

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What are the strategic priorities of USAID? How is USAID engaging the private sector to enhance development solutions? What is USAID’s digital strategy? Join host Michael Keegan as he explores these questions and more with Bonnie Glick, deputy administrator at U.S. Agency for for International Development. Next week on The Business of Government Hour.

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What is the mission of the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund? How can those sick and injured from the 9/11 terrorist attacks apply for compensation funds? What benefits are offered under the VCF Permanent Authorization Act? Join host Michael Keegan as he explores these questions and more with Rupa Bhattacharyya, Special Master of the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund.

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The Business of Government Hour provides government executives and thought leaders with a platform for telling their leadership stories. Join us in the second of a two part series exploring the leadership stories of government leaders. This edition introduces five executives leading missions and programs that include improving government management, building a weather-ready nation, envisioning transportation and supply chain infrastructures for the future, and implementing enterprise risk management (ERM) to mitigate the potency of uncertainty by managing the realities of risk.

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What are the Information, Technology, and Communication priorities of the republic of Colombia? What is Colombia’s digital strategy? Join host Michael Keegan for the Global Thought Leadership Series as he explores these questions and more with Sylvia Constain, Minister of Information and Communication Technologies for Colombia.

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What is a trusted healer? What is patient centered medical home? Does everyone need both? AND, What type of leadership is needed to propel a healthcare revolution? Join host Michael Keegan as he explores these questions and more with Dan Pelino, author of Trusted Healers: Dr. Paul Grundy and the Global Healthcare Crusade.

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What are key leadership qualities for a digital age? How can you become a Mindful Leader? What tools and practices can be employed to better lead yourselves, your teams, and your organizations. Join us as we explore these questions and more with Jacqueline Carter, co-author of The Mind of the Leader: How to Lead Yourself, Your People, and Your Organization for Extraordinary Results.

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The IBM Center for The Business of Government, the Association for Federal Enterprise Risk Management (AFERM), and the Senior Executives Association (SEA) hosted a seminar that brought together ERM experts to share key insights and lessons learned about the use and application of ERM. This Special Edition of The Business of Government Hour presents insights from this seminar on ERM in action, the next evolution of ERM, and reflections from an ERM practitioner.

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What are complex problems? How can we tackle complexity? How does engineering serendipity help address complexity? What can we do to translate opportunity into action? Join host Michael Keegan and David Benjamin, author of Cracking Complexity as they explore these questions and more.

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What is the HHS IT strategy? How is HHS changing the way the department does IT? Join host Michael Keegan as he explores these questions and more with Jose Arrieta, Chief Information Officer, US Department of Health and Human Services.

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What keeps the government from being as effective as it can be (or should be)? How can performance management systems help government perform better? What more needs to be done? Join host Michael Keegan as he explores these questions and more with Prof. Praja Trivedi, author of Performance Management in Government: A Primer for Leaders.

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What are GSA’s strategic priorities? How does the Technology Modernization Fund work? What is the mission of GSA’s Emerging Leaders Program? Join Michael Keegan as he explores these questions and so much more with Allison Brigati, Deputy Administrator, U.S. General Services Administration.

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What is the IT strategy for WMATA? How is it using technology and innovation to enhance its customers experience and improve its operations? Join host Michael Keegan as he explores these questions and more with AL Short, Chief Information Officer, at the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA).

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What is Military Design Thinking? How is Design being used to transforming military planning process? What is the Joint Special Operations University doing to educate special operations personnel in the use of design thinking? I explored these questions and more with with Hal McNair, Director of Continuing Education at the Joint Special Operation University and faculty members Ben Zweibelson and Nate Schwagler.

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How is the Port of Rotterdam pursing its digital transformation strategy? What exactly is a “digital twin”? How can the use of digital twins be applied to other government agencies and mission areas? I explored these questions and more with Erwin Rademaker, Program Manager with the Port of Rotterdam Authority who joined me and my cohost Sreeram Visvanathan, IBM Global Managing Director for Government, Healthcare & Life Sciences from the SPADE conference for an insightful and in-depth discussion.

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What are the management priorities for the U.S. federal government? How is the Trump administration tackling human capital challenges facing government today? What are Government Effectiveness Advanced Research (GEAR) Centers? Join host Michael Keegan as he explores these questions and more with Margaret Weichert, Deputy Director for Management at Office of Management and Budget.

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What are US federal agencies doing to leverage artificial intelligence? How are these agencies managing the risk associated with AI? Join host Michael Keegan for a special edition of The Business of Government Hour – exploring how AI can transform government.

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How does the National Weather Service keep Americans safe by predicting extreme weather events earlier and with more accuracy? What are its strategic priorities? How is the National Weather Service using technology and innovation to meet its mission? Join host Michael Keegan as he explores these questions and more with Dr. Louie Uccellini, Assistant Administrator for Weather Services at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and Director of the National Weather Service.

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How is the U.S. federal government leveraging data as a strategic asset? How is the federal government building the infrastructure for evidence-based policymaking? What does the future hold for the federal data and statistical communities? Join host Michael Keegan as he explores these questions and more with Nancy Potok, Chief Statistician of the U.S. within the Office of Management and Budget (OMB).

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What are some of the most significant challenges facing the African continent? What is the mission of the Elliott School of International Affairs at The George Washington University? How is it developing the next generation of international leaders? Join host Michael Keegan as he explores these questions and more with Ambassador Reuben Brigety, Dean, of the Elliott School of International Affairs at The George Washington University.

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How will AI change government? We focus on three areas of impact: a transformed workday, a potential for personalized customer service, and an increased importance of technical and data skills. I explored this and more with Dan Chenok and Mallory Barg Bulman.

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How does the work of the Government Accountability Office advance public service? What are some of the key leadership challenges facing U.S. federal agencies? Join host Michael Keegan as he explores these questions and more with Robert Goldenkoff, Director, Strategic Issues, Government Accountability Office.

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What is the mission of the Center for Democracy and Technology? How is it advancing federal privacy law to protect our digital rights? What is the Center for Democracy and Technology doing in the area of cybersecurity? Join host Michael Keegan as he explores these questions and more with Nuala O’Connor, President and CEO, at of the Center for Democracy and Technology.

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What are the implications of the robotics and autonomous systems for military operations? How else is the Royal Netherlands Army (NL Army) using innovative technology? I explored these questions with: Major General C.J. Matthijssen, Deputy Commander, NL Army and Lieutenant Colonel Martijn Hädicke, Commander Robotic Autonomous Systems Project, 13rd Infantry Division, NL Army. What are the benefits of 5G? What are the implications of 5G? How will 5G impact secure mobile communication? I explored these questions with: former U.S. Department of Defense Chief Information Officer Terry Halvorsen.

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What are the IT strategic priorities for DHS? How is it working to modernize its IT infrastructure? What is DHS doing to improve its network connectivity and resilience while maturing its cybersecurity posture? I explored these questions and more with Dr. John Zangardi who joined me and my cohost Don Fenhagen, IBM, from the SPADE conference for an insightful and in-depth discussion.

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How and in what areas is AI being adopted in the national security space? What is an AI ecosystem? How can government and the military enhance their AI ecosystems?

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What will government be in 2040? How will it operate? The IBM Center for The Business of Government convened a panel discussion envisioning government operations 20 years into the future. Join host Michael Keegan for a Special Edition of The Business of Government Hour as he explores the vision of government in 2040 and beyond.

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Bill_Valdez_230What is the Senior Executives Association? How does it seek to build a leadership pipeline for U.S. federal agencies? Join host Michael Keegan from the 2019 ASPA Annual Conference as he explores these questions and more with Bill Valdez, President, Senior Executives Association.

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Leadership stories are at the core of The Business of Government Hour. Join host Michael Keegan in the second of a 2 part series exploring the leadership stories and public service of nine government leaders encompassing a wide range of disciplines, a diverse set of experiences, and a vast span of geographies. This edition introduces 5 government executives leading missions and programs that include government-wide acquisition, science and technology, commerce, children and family services, and innovation.

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What are some of the key challenges in performance management today? How are other government’s around the work using performance management? What are some of the key international trends in government performance management? Join host Michael Keegan as he explores these and other questions with John Kamensky, Senior Fellow at The IBM Center for The Business of Government.

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What are artificial intelligence (AI) and cognitive computing? How is the public sector using AI? What are some of the key challenges and opportunities in the public sector’s use of AI? Join host Michael Keegan for a Special Edition of The Business of Government Hour – Conversations with Authors with Kevin Desouza author of the IBM Center report, Delivering Artificial Intelligence in Government: Challenges and Opportunities.

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How is the Veterans’ Appeals process changing? What are the key priorities for the VA Board of Veterans’ Appeals? How is the implementation of the Veterans Appeals Improvement and Modernization Act of 2017 going? Join host Michael Keegan as he explores these questions and more with Cheryl Mason, Chairman of the Board of Veterans’ Appeals within the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

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How does The Women In Military Service For America Memorial commemorate the courage and sacrifice of the female members of the US Armed Forces? Join host Michael Keegan as he explores this question and so much more with guest, Retired Major General Jan Edmunds, Chairwoman of the Women In Military Service For America Memorial foundation.

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How does National Academy for Public Administration (NAPA) fulfill its mission solving governments’ most critical management challenges? What is NAPA’s Grand Challenges in Public Administration program? Join host Michael Keegan as he explores this question and so much more with Terry Gerton, President and CEO, National Academy of Public Administration.

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How is the U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Technical Information Service (NTIS) helping to advance federal data priorities? How does it work with the private sector to develop new and improved data products and services? What does NTIS do to deliver value to federal agencies? Join host Michael Keegan next week as he explores these questions and more with Avi Bender, Director of NTIS.

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How can we realize the promise of data-driven government? What do Chief Data Officers (CDOs) actually do? How can they help government agencies use data to inform decision making? Join host Michael Keegan as he explores these questions and more with Jane Wiseman, author of the IBM Center report, Data-Driven Government: The Role of Chief Data Officers.

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What are the US federal government’s IT modernization priorities? How can the US federal IT community work together to drive good government through technology? Join host Michael Keegan as he explores these questions and more with Suzette Kent, Federal CIO within the Office of Management and Budget (OMB).

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Why does U.S. Department of Defense lack of an auditable financial statement? What has DoD done to get to auditability? What challenges are faced in getting audited financial statement and how can DoD do better? Join host Michael Keegan as he explores these questions and more with Peter K. Levine of the Institute for Defense Analyses.

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Leadership stories are at the core of The Business of Government Hour. Join host Michael Keegan in the first of a 2 part series exploring the leadership stories and public service of government leaders encompassing a wide range of disciplines, a diverse set of experiences, and a vast span of geographies. This edition introduces to 4 government executives leading missions and programs that include military health, government-wide acquisition, technology and innovation, and environmental protection.

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Join host Michael Keegan as he welcomes outgoing two-term Ohio Treasurer Josh Mandel to reflect on his public service career and his pursuit of innovative initiatives around financial transparency, leveraging technological advances such as cryptocurrency and blockchain, and enhancing how his office does business.

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Special Edition of The Business of Government Hour Leaders Speak on Collaborative Governance. Traditional hierarchical models of governing are increasingly being supplemented with a collaborative network model. Join host Michael Keegan as he explores the use of collaboration in government with a host of government and thought leaders.

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In celebration of its 20th anniversary, the IBM Center for The Business of Government convened a panel discussion with the current and 3 past deputy directors for management at the Office of Management and Budget. Join host Michael Keegan as they reflect on the most significant government management initiatives while also sharing lessons learned for tomorrow’s leaders.

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How is the The Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum being Transformed? What is being done to enhance the visitor’s museum experience? What’s next for the National Air and Space Museum. Join host Michael Keegan next week as he explores these questions and more with Chris Browne, Deputy Director, The Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum.

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What is Abu Dhabi’s digital transformation strategy? How is Abu Dhabi’s Smart Solutions and Services Authority changing how citizens engage with government? Join host Michael Keegan on a special edition of The Business of Government Hour – Global Thought Leadership series with Her Excellency Dr. Rauda Al Saadi, Director General, Abu Dhabi’s Smart Solutions and Services Authority.

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How is Maryland attracting and retaining businesses in all regions of the state? What industries are growing in Maryland? How does the Maryland Department of Commerce promote the state and enhance its economic prosperity? Join host Michael Keegan as he explores these questions and more with Mike Gill, Secretary, Maryland Department of Commerce.

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Why does U.S. Department of Defense lack of an auditable financial statement? What has DoD done to get to auditability? What challenges are faced in getting audited financial statement and how can DoD do better? Join host Michael Keegan as he explores these questions and more with Peter K. Levine of the Institute for Defense Analyses.

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