Business of Government Hour

  • 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.

  • Federal IT modernization priorities: a conversation with Suzette Kent

    This week Michael Keegan addresses the federal government’s IT modernization priorities with Suzette Kent, OMB’s Federal Chief Information Officer.

  • Leadership stories in military health, government-wide acquisition and innovation

    Leadership stories are at the core of The Business of Government Hour. Join host Michael Keegan in the first of a two-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 four government executives leading missions and programs that include military health, government-wide acquisition, technology and innovation, and environmental protection.

  • Reflections with Ohio Treasurer Josh Mandel

    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.

  • Leaders Speak on Collaborative Governance

    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.

  • The Mind of the Leader: a conversation with author Jacqueline Carter

    What are key leadership qualities for a digital age? How can you become a Mindful Leader? What tools and practices can be employed to better lead yourselves, your teams, and your organizations. Join host Michael Keegan on The Business of Government Hour as he explores these questions and more with Jacqueline Carter, co-author of The Mind of the Leader: How to Lead Yourself, Your People, and Your Organization for Extraordinary Results.

  • Insights from the deputy directors for management at the Office of Management and Budget

    In celebration of its 20th anniversary, the IBM Center for The Business of Government convened a panel discussion with the current and 3 past deputy directors for management at the Office of Management and Budget. Join host Michael Keegan as they reflect on the most significant government management initiatives while also sharing lessons learned for tomorrow’s leaders.

  • Transformation at National Air and Space Museum: a conversation with Chris Browne

    How is the The Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum being transformed? What is being done to enhance the visitor’s museum experience? What’s next for the National Air and Space Museum? Join host Michael Keegan as he explores these questions and more with Chris Browne, Deputy Director, The Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum.

  • Citizen engagement in Abu Dhabi – a conversation with Her Excellency Dr. Rauda Al Saadi

    What is Abu Dhabi’s digital transformation strategy? How is Abu Dhabi’s Smart Solutions and Services Authority changing how citizens engage with government? Join host Michael Keegan on a special edition of The Business of Government Hour – Global Thought Leadership series with Her Excellency Dr. Rauda Al Saadi, Director General, Abu Dhabi’s Smart Solutions and Services Authority.

  • Commerce in Maryland: a conversation with Mike Gill

    How is Maryland attracting and retaining businesses in all regions of the state? What industries are growing in Maryland? How does the Maryland Department of Commerce promote the state and enhance its economic prosperity? Join host Michael Keegan as he explores these questions and more with Mike Gill, Secretary, Maryland Department of Commerce.

  • The Department of Defense’s auditability: a conversation with Peter K. Levine

    Why does U.S. Department of Defense lack of an auditable financial statement? What has DoD done to get to auditability? What challenges are faced in getting audited financial statement and how can DoD do better? Join host Michael Keegan as he explores these questions and more with Peter K. Levine of the Institute for Defense Analyses.