Business of Government Hour

  • The legacy of public service leaders: a conversation with Dave Grant

    It is important for senior government leaders, who are moving on from public service, to share their reflections on the work they did and the missions they pursued. Join Michael Keegan as he welcomes Dave Grant, Former Associate Administrator of FEMA’s Mission Support Bureau to reflect on his public service career and his leadership roles.

  • Strategic foresight at the Coast Guard: a conversation with Commander Eric Popiel

    How does the U.S. Coast Guard use strategic foresight to inform decision making? What is the Evergreen process? How is the federal community sharing strategic foresight best practices? Join us as we these questions and more with Commander Eric Popiel, Program Manager for the US Coast Guard’s Evergreen Program.

  • Conversations with authors: John Whitley on Five Actions to Improve Military Hospital Performance

    What challenges does the U.S. Department of Defense’s direct care system face? How can these challenges be overcome? What are five actions to improve military hospital performance? Join host Michael Keegan on a special edition of The Business of Government Hour as he explores these questions and more with John Whitley, author of the IBM Center report Five Actions to Improve Military Hospital Performance.

  • Data-Driven Design: a conversation with Mark Fuge

    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.

  • Leaders speak on taking care of U.S. veterans

    How does the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs take care of veterans? What has VA done to better serve veterans? What more needs to be done? Join host Michael Keegan as he explores these questions & more on a special edition of Leaders Speak on serving U.S. veterans on the next The Business of Government Hour.

  • Securing America’s borders: A conversation with Carla Provost

    How is the US Border Patrol securing America’s borders? What are some of the key challenges in this area? How is the Border Patrol using technology to meet its mission? Join host Michael Keegan as he explores these questions and more with Carla Provost, Acting Chief of the U.S. Border Patrol, U.S. Customs and Border Protection next week on The Business of Government Hour.

  • Strategic priorities of the Army Reserve: a conversation with Lieutenant General Charles Luckey

    What are the U.S. Army Reserve’s strategic priorities? What are the essential components of force readiness? How does the US Army Reserve support civil authorities? Join host Michael Keegan as he explores these questions and more with Lieutenant General Charles Luckey, Chief of Army Reserve & Commanding General U.S. Army Reserve Command.

  • Conversations with Authors Series with Trevor Brown & David Van Slyke

    What are the challenges of acquiring complex products? What lessons can be learned from the Coast Guard’s Deepwater program? How can government executives most effectively manage complex acquisitions? Join host Michael Keegan as he explores these questions through the works of Trevor Brown and David Van Slyke, authors of several IBM Center reports on federal acquisition.

  • Acquisition at DHA: a conversation with Dr. Barclay P. Butler

    What are the strategic priorities for the Defense Health Agency’s Component Acquisition Executive? How is DHA changing the way it acquires products and services? Join host Michael Keegan as he explores these questions with Dr. Barclay P. Butler, Component Acquisition Executive at the Defense Health Agency.

  • 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.

  • The role of fire: A conversation with Bryan Rice, Department of the Interior’s Office of Wildland Fire

    What role does fire play in shaping natural resource land management? How does Interior’s Office of Wildland Fire work to suppress wildland fire? What is being done to reduce the risks to first responders and the public? Join host Michael Keegan as he explores these questions and more with Bryan Rice, Director of the Office of Wildland Fire, Department of the Interior.

  • Advancing the VA’s Community Care Mission: A conversation with Baligh Yehia, Deputy Under Secretary for Health

    What is the mission of VA’s Office of Community Care? How is VA enhancing how it provides Community Care? What can VA do better? Join host Michael Keegan as he explores these questions & more with Baligh Yehia, Deputy Under Secretary for Health for Community Care at the US Department of Veterans Affairs.

  • IT strategy at the Air Force: A conversation with Bill Marion

    What is the U.S. Air Force’s Information Dominance Strategy? How is the Air Force changing the way it does IT? What is the U.S. Air Force doing to leverage advances of mobile technologies? Join host Michael Keegan as he explores these questions and more with Bill Marion, Deputy Chief, Information Dominance & Deputy Chief Information Officer, U.S. Air Force.

  • Trade enforcement through CBP: A conversation with Brenda Smith

    What is the US Customs and Border Protection’s national strategy to facilitate legitimate trade? How is CBP strengthening comprehensive trade enforcement? What are the biggest disruptions coming to trade? Join host Michael Keegan on The Business of Government Hour as he explores these questions and so much more with Brenda Smith, Executive Assistant Commissioner, Office of Trade, U.S. Customs and Border Protection.