Business of Government Hour

  • Modernizing IT at DHS: a conversation with Dr. John Zangardi

    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.

  • Interviews with leaders: a conversation with Andrew Hunter and Zach Lemnios on AI in a national security context

    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?

  • Government for the future

    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.

  • Senior Executives Association seeks to build leadership for U.S. federal agencies: a conversation with Bill Valdez

    Mondays at 11:00 a.m. & Fridays at 1:00 p.m. The Business of Government Radio Hour, hosted by Michael J. Keegan, features a conversation with a federal executive who is changing the way government does business.…

  • Leadership stories in science, technology, commerce and children and family services

    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.

  • Leaders speak on performance management in government

    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 for a special edition of The Business of Government Hour exploring the evolution of Performance Management in Government.

  • Performance management: a conversation with John Kamensky

    What are some of the key challenges in performance management today? How are other governments around the world 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.

  • Conversation with authors: Kevin Desouza

    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.

  • Leaders speak on what government will look like in 2040

    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.

  • The evolution of the Veterans’ Appeals process: a conversation with Cheryl Mason

    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.

  • Commemorating the courage and sacrifice of female members of the Armed Forces: a conversation with Retired Major General Jan Edmunds

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

  • Solving government’s management challenges: a conversation with Terry Gerton

    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.

  • Federal data priorities at NTIS: a conversation with Avi Bender

    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 as he explores these questions and more with Avi Bender, Director of NTIS.

  • Data-driven government: a conversation with Jane Wiseman

    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.