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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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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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 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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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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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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What are U.S. General Services Administration’s key strategic priorities? How is GSA making government more effective and efficient? What is GSA doing to promote smarter management, buying, and use of technology across the federal government? Join host Michael Keegan as he explores these questions and more with Emily Murphy, Administrator, U.S. General Services Administration.

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Performance management initiatives over the past two decades helped shift the conversation within and across U.S. government agencies—from a focus on measuring program activities and outputs to a focus on achieving mission outcomes. Join host Michael Keegan next week for a Special Edition of The Business of Government Hour exploring the evolution of Performance Management in Government.

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Join us for a Special Edition of The Business of Government Magazine – A Year in Review with host Michael Keegan as he explores key trends in government management and highlights insights from a host of government executives who are changing the way government does business.

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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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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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What is the current state of government innovation offices? What should be considered when deciding to build an effective innovation office? What success factors go into building and sustaining innovation offices? How can you measure the success and identifying failures? Join Michael Keegan as he explores these questions and more with Rachel Burstein and Alissa Black, authors of the IBM Center report A Guide for Making Innovation Offices Work.

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President Obama appointed Kshemendra Paul as the Program Manager for the Information Sharing Environment (PM-ISE), and Mr. Paul assumed the position on July 6, 2010. The Program Manager has government-wide authority to plan, oversee the build-out, and manage use of the ISE. The Program Manager also co-chairs the White House’s Information Sharing and Access Inter-agency Policy Committee (ISA-IPC).

Mr. Paul is a recognized leader across the public sector championing best practices for information sharing and access. He brings a wealth of experience in developing and implementing government- wide information technology systems, standards, and architectures, as well as working with State and local officials on information sharing standards and architecture.

Prior to his appointment, Mr. Paul served as the Federal Chief Architect in the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) where he led Federal enterprise architecture (FEA) activities and chaired committees responsible for leading initiatives such as inter-operability across networks and databases used by front-line law enforcement, homeland security, military, intelligence, and foreign affairs personnel nationwide. Mr. Paul also led several successful Presidential directed government- wide initiatives that promoted innovation and transparency within the government including Data.gov, the Federal migration to IPv6, and start-up work for Recovery.gov.

Mr. Paul began his work in the Federal government at the Department of Justice (DOJ) in 2005 where he served as Chief Architect. While at DOJ, he led delivery and initial adoption of the National Information Exchange Model (NIEM) across the national public safety, law enforcement, and homeland security sectors – an effort that has been highlighted as a critical component of the ISE’s success. In this role he led efforts around data standards and inter-operability across Federal, State, local, tribal, and private sector stakeholders.

He has been recognized by his peers for his work with NIEM and his work with cross-government leadership helping agencies improve performance through the use of information – by Federal Computer Week as one of the Federal 100 in 2009 and 2006; with the Justice Management Division Collaboration Award in 2007; by Computer World as one of the Premier 100 in 2008; and with the 2010 Excellence in Enterprise Architect (EA) Award for Individual Leadership in EA Practice, Promotion, and Professionalization.

Before joining the Federal Government, Mr. Paul was Group Architect and Product Manager with the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (previously NASD). Earlier in his career he worked in a variety of technology product and service companies in entrepreneurial, technology development and management, and leadership roles.

Mr. Paul received his M.S.E.E. (1987), B.S.E.E (honors, 1984), and B.S. (Mathematics, 1984) from the University of Maryland, College Park.

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Exploring ideas to improve government effectiveness. We profile three recent Center reports with authors Dr. David Wyld on Cloud Computing in Government, Dr. Vicki Grant on Process Improvement in Social Service Delivery, and Prof. Sukumar Ganapati on the use of GIS in engaging citizens.

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Thomas Davenport, President’s Chair in Information Technology and Management at Babson College, discusses how Analytics can assist Government Agencies

Thomas Davenport, President’s Chair in Information Technology and Management at Babson College, discusses Implementing Analytics in Government Sector