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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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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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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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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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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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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How is the mission of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s Office of Field Operations?What are CBP’s key strategic priorities? How is CBP pursuing innovative security strategies? Join host Michael Keegan next week as he explores these questions and more with John Wagner, Deputy Executive Assistant Commissioner, Office of Field Operations, U.S. Customs and Border Protection. That next week on The Business of Government Hour.

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How is the US Department of State collaborating with Silicon Valley? What is State doing to be more innovative? How is the Department of State leveraging design thinking to more effectively meet its mission? Join host Michael Keegan as he explores these questions and more with Zvika Krieger, Representative to Silicon Valley and Senior Advisor for Technology and Innovation at the U.S. Department of State.

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This edition of the Business of Government magazine highlights strong leaders with the right talent who are charged with executing the business of government. Join host Michael Keegan as he tells the stories of such leaders as Anne Rung, Admiral Paul Zukunft, Dr. Reggie Brothers, Dr. David Bray, and LaVerne Council, outlines their collective challenges, illustrates their respective successes, shares the lessons they have learned – and ultimately, explore how best to help these leaders be effective.

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What is open innovation and how can government leaders use it to find new ways to improve services? What are the best ways to capitalize on open innovation? Join host Michael Keegan and he explores these questions and more with Donald Wynn and Renee Pratt authors Making Open Innovation Ecosystems Work: Case Studies in Healthcare.

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What factors contribute to Austria’s low rates of unemployment? How does Austria’s “dual educational system” factor into it? What is the Austrian Public Employment Service doing to enhance the way it does business? What can we learned from innovations being pursued in Austria? Join Michael Keegan for the inaugural global conversations with leaders series as he explores these questions and more with Dr. Johannes Kopf, managing director, Austrian Public Employment Service.

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Is the emerging vision of government as a platform too farfetched and unrealistic? Or does it portend a new era of citizen engagement in public service innovation? What are the distinct roles for citizens in public service co-creation and problem-solving? Are there strategies for creating an environment for co-creation? Join host Michael Keegan as he explores these questions with the Satish Nambisan, co-author of “Engaging Citizens in Co-Creation in Public Services.”

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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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What does the landscape of public sector innovation look like and what does this mean for innovators and those who study their efforts? How do awards programs promote innovation efforts? How can a climate for innovation be created in public organizations? Join host Michael Keegan as he explores these questions with Prof. Sandford Borins, author of the IBM Center report, The Persistence of Innovation in Government.

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What is transformational leadership? How have government leaders successfully led transformational change? When should government leaders consider undertaking transformation initiatives? These questions will be explored with Bob Reisner, author of the recent IBM Center report, A Leader’s Guide to Transformation: Developing a Playbook for Successful Change Initiatives.

Robert A. F. Reisner is the President of Transformation Strategy Inc., a boutique strategy consulting firm that works with global firms and specialists in multiple disciplines to fashion creative solutions for clients in the public and private sectors. He is the author of “When a Turnaround Stalls” in the Harvard Business Review (February 2002) and numerous technical papers on issues ranging from strategic planning to innovation to institutional transformation.

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Dr. Ines Triay Assistant Secretary for Environmental Management Department of Energy, discusses innovative tools and solutions to optimize waste management and safety culture

Alec Ross, Senior Advisor for Innovation, discusses State Department’s Innovations

Alec Ross, Senior Advisor for Innovation, discusses management issues surrounding State Department’s Innovations

Alec Ross, Department of State, discusses the future focuses for Innovations

Alec Ross, Senior Advisor for Innovation, discusses his role within State