Business of Government Hour

  • Management properties for U.S. Federal Government: a conversation with Margaret Weichert

    This content is provided by the IBM Center for the Business  of Government. 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…

  • More than meets AI: building trust managing risk

    This content is provided by the IBM Center for the Business  of Government. 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…

  • How the National Weather Service keeps Americans safe: a conversation with Dr. Louis Uccellini

    How does the National Weather Service keep Americans safe by predicting extreme weather events earlier and with more accuracy? What are its strategic priorities? How is the National Weather Service using technology and innovation to meet its mission? Join host Michael Keegan as he explores these questions and more with Dr. Louis Uccellini, Assistant Administrator for Weather Services at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and Director of the National Weather Service.

  • Federal data as a strategic asset: a conversation with Nancy Potok

    How is the U.S. federal government leveraging data as a strategic asset? How is the federal government building the infrastructure for evidence-based policymaking? What does the future hold for the federal data and statistical communities? Join host Michael Keegan as he explores these questions and more with Nancy Potok, Chief Statistician of the U.S. within the Office of Management and Budget (OMB).

  • Creating international leaders: a conversation Ambassador Reuben Briget

    What are some of the most significant challenges facing the African continent? What is the mission of the Elliott School of International Affairs at The George Washington University? How is it developing the next generation of international leaders? Join host Michael Keegan as he explores these questions and more with Ambassador Reuben Brigety, Dean of the Elliott School of International Affairs at The George Washington University.

  • Using artificial intelligence to transform government: a conversation with Dan Chenok and Mallory Barg Bulman

    How will AI change government? We focus on three areas of impact: a transformed workday, a potential for personalized customer service and an increased importance of technical and data skills. Michael Keegan explored this and more with Dan Chenok and Mallory Barg Bulman.

  • Advancing public service through GAO: a conversation with Robert Goldenkoff

    How does the work of the Government Accountability Office advance public service? What are some of the key leadership challenges facing U.S. federal agencies? Join host Michael Keegan from the 2019 ASPA Annual Conference as he explores these questions and more with Robert Goldenkoff, Director, Strategic Issues, Government Accountability Office.

  • Addressing complexity: a conversation with David Benjamin

    What are complex problems? How can we tackle complexity? How does engineering serendipity help address complexity? What can we do to translate opportunity into action? Join host Michael Keegan and David Benjamin, author of Cracking Complexity as they explore these questions and more.

  • The mission of the Center for Democracy and Technology

    What is the mission of the Center for Democracy and Technology? How is it advancing federal privacy law to protect our digital rights? What is the Center for Democracy and Technology doing in the area of cybersecurity? Join host Michael Keegan as he explores these questions and more with Nuala O’Connor, President and CEO of the Center for Democracy and Technology.

  • Putting robotics/autonomous systems to work in defense and security

    What are the implications of the growing importance of robotics and autonomous systems for military operations? How else is the Royal Netherlands Army (NL Army) using innovative technology? Michael Keegan explored these questions and more with Major General C.J. Matthijssen, Deputy Commander, NL Army and Lieutenant Colonel Martijn Hädicke, Commander Robotic Autonomous Systems Project, 13rd Infantry Division, NL Army.

  • Military design thinking: a conversation with Hal McNair, Ben Zweibelson and Nate Schwagler

    What is Military Design Thinking? How is Design being used to transforming military planning process? What is the Joint Special Operations University doing to educate special operations personnel in the use of design thinking? Michael Keegan explored these questions and more with Hal McNair, Director of Continuing Education at the Joint Special Operation University and faculty members Ben Zweibelson and Nate Schwagler.

  • The Port of Rotterdam’s digital transformation strategy: a conversation with Erwin Rademaker

    How is the Port of Rotterdam pursing its digital transformation strategy? What exactly is a “digital twin”? How can the use of digital twins be applied to other government agencies and mission areas? Explore these questions and more with Erwin Rademaker, Program Manager with the Port of Rotterdam Authority who joined Michael Keegan and cohost Sreeram Visvanathan, IBM Global Managing Director for Government, Healthcare & Life Sciences from the SPADE conference for an insightful and in-depth discussion.

  • 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?