A Conversation with Karen Lee

November 30, 2015

What are the requirements of the Digital Accountability and Transparency Act of 2014 (Data Act)? How is the Data Act being implemented? What are some of the key challenges in implementing the Data Act? Join host Michael Keegan as he explores these questions and much more.

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How are federal agencies delivering smarter information technology (IT) services? What are agencies doing to deliver value in federal IT investments? How are agencies using data-driven reviews to enhance IT performance? Join host Michael Keegan as he explores these questions and more with Steve VanRoekel, Federal CIO & Administrator for E-Gov, Office of Management and Budget (OMB).

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What is program evaluation? What can be done to better integrate evidence and rigorous evaluation in decision-making? How can federal agencies conduct rigorous program evaluations and data analytics on a tight budget? How can federal agencies increase and enhance their evaluation capacity? Join host Michael Keegan as he explores these questions and more with Kathy Stack, Advisor for Evidence-Based Innovation, Office of Management and Budget.

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What would happen if time became a key performance metric in government efficiency and effectiveness? What is fast government? How can we develop strategies and tools to deliver Fast Government? What are the barriers to innovation, speed, and performance? Join host Michael Keegan next week on a Special Edition of The Business of Government Hour.

Shelley H. Metzenbaum is the founding President of the Volcker Alliance. She has held several senior positions in federal and state government. Between 2009 and 2013, she served as Associate Director for Performance and Personnel Management at the White House Office of Management and Budget, where she was responsible for setting and implementing the Obama Administration’s approach to improving the performance of federal programs. She previously served as Associate Administrator for Regional Operations and State/Local Relations at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and Undersecretary of Environmental Affairs and Director of Capital Budgeting for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

Dr. Metzenbaum has also held notable posts in academia, most recently serving as founding director of the Collins Center for Public Management at the University of Massachusetts Boston’s McCormack School, and prior to that, as director of the Harvard Kennedy School’s Executive Session on Public Sector Performance Management and visiting professor at the University of Maryland’s School of Public Policy.

Dr. Metzenbaum is recognized as one of the nation’s leading experts in the field of public sector performance management and measurement, and has authored numerous publications, articles, and case studies on performance management, leadership, and accountability. She is a fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration and holds a Ph.D. in public policy from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government.

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Leaders Speak – Special Edition Part III. Discussion on career in Public Service.  Special guests includes:

  • Rob Carey, Department of the Navy Chief Information Officer
  • Ambassador Patrick F. Kennedy, Under Secretary of U.S. Department of State
  • Anthony Fauci, Director of National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)
  • Dr. Carolyn M. Clancy, Director of Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)
  • Admiral Thad W. Allen, Commandant of the United States Coast Guard
  • Clay Johnson III, formal Deputy Director for Management U.S. Office of management and Budget
  • Tim Cain, formal Governor of Virginia

Leaders Speak – Special Edition. Discussion on what makes an effective Leader and why pursue a career in Public Service. Special guests includes:

  • Admiral Thad W. Allen, Commandant of the United States Coast Guard
  • Clay Johnson III, formal Deputy Director for Management U.S. Office of management and Budget
  • Tim Cain, formal Governor of Virginia