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.

Listen to the podcast.

Robert J. Osborn II, a member of the Senior Executive Service, is currently the Associate Administrator for Information Management and Chief Information Officer for the National Nuclear Security Administration under the Department of Energy.  Mr. Osborn has recently been appointed to be the NNSA Transformation Executive and will lead the agency’s move to “OneNNSA.”  Mr. Osborn’s previous assignment was as the Deputy Director for Distribution Portfolio Management, Command, Control, Communications and Computer Systems, U.S. Transportation Command, Scott Air Force Base, Ill.

As a U.S. Marine, Mr. Osborn held assignments in batteries, battalions and squadrons as well as on division and fleet service support group staffs.  He has served in a number of specialties, including C-130 radio operator, field artilleryman and NCO school instructor. He has also been a combat cargo officer aboard the USS Dubuque and Amphibious Squadron 11 staff. Mr. Osborn served in the Marine Security Guard Program at the U.S. Embassy in Tokyo, Japan, and provided personal protection for the Chief of Naval Operations.

Prior to his retirement in 2001, Mr. Osborn was Chief of the Logistics Automation Branch at Headquarters U.S. Marine Corps. He has since held a number of positions of increasing responsibility within Headquarters Department of the Army, Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff (G4), last serving as the Logistics Chief Information Officer.

Listen to the complete interview.