The Business of Government Hour

The Business of Government Hour, hosted by Michael J. Keegan, features a conversation with government executives and thought leaders who are changing the way government does business. The show explores topics such as leadership, management, technology, innovation, public service, as well as the mission of government in the 21st century.


Latest Podcasts / Episodes

  • How has the mission of the U.S. Government Accountability Office evolved? How is GAO innovating the way it does its oversight mission? What does the future hold for the U.S. Government Accountability Office? Join host Michael Keegan as he explores these questions and more with Comptroller General Gene Dodaro, leader of the GAO.
    May 23, 2022
  • Why is the global supply chain so vulnerable? How can a modern supply chain strategy leverage shared service models to increase efficiency and productivity? What is Supply Chain Immunity? Join host Michael Keegan as he…
    May 16, 2022
  • What is the financial management strategy of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security? How is DHS modernizing its financial management system? What’s next in its financial modernization journey? Join host Michael Keegan as he explores these questions and more with Stacy Marcott, Acting Chief Financial Officer at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
    May 9, 2022
  • What is the human capital strategy for NASA? How did NASA respond to the pandemic and keep its workforce performing? Join host Michael Keegan as he explores these questions and more with Jane Datta, Chief…
    May 2, 2022
  • What is the IT strategy for the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC)? How is it modernizing its IT systems and infrastructure? How FDIC using technology to transform the way it operates and meet its mission?…
    April 25, 2022
  • How can governments emerge stronger and better prepared for future shocks? What actions can be taken to modernize supply chains? How does emerging stronger and more resilient rest on a solid foundation of data analytics and systems security? Join host Michael J. Keegan as he explores these questions and more with IBM Global Government leaders Tim Paydos and Mike Stone, authors of the IBM Center report, Emerge Stronger and More Resilient: Responding to COVID-19 and Preparing for Future Shocks.
    April 18, 2022
  • What is the mission of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Artificial Intelligence and Technology Office? How is it working to transform the Department of Energy into a world leading AI enterprise? Join host Michael Keegan as he explores these questions and more with Pamela Isom, Director of the Artificial Intelligence and Technology Office within the U.S. Department of Energy.
    April 11, 2022
  • What is the Voltage Effect? Why do some ideas fail while others change the world? What are the five hurdles one must clear to ensure the vitality of an idea? Why should policymakers move from evidence-based policy to policy-based evidence? Join host Michael Keegan as he explores these questions and more with Professor John List, author of The Voltage Effect and Economist at the University of Chicago.
    April 4, 2022
  • What are the key processes of innovating? Can innovating be taught & enhanced by continued practice? What are the core traits of an organization this is built to innovate? How can government executives innovate and find new ways to lead? Join host Michael Keegan as he explores these questions with Dr. Ben Bensaou, Author of Built to Innovate — part of the leading through uncertain times series.
    March 28, 2022
  • How does the Defense Innovation Unit (DIU) execute on its critical mission? What is it doing to attract innovative businesses and startups to help solve high-impact national security issues? What emerging technologies offer the most promise to securing the nation? Join host Michael Keegan as he explores these questions and more with Michael Brown, Director, Defense Innovation Units (DIU), U.S. Department of Defense.
    March 21, 2022
  • What is the financial management strategy for the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)? How is it pursuing a Hybrid First workplace model? What is it innovating the way it operates and does business? Join host Michael Keegan as he explores these questions and more with Jay Hoffman, Chief Financial Officer at USPTO.
    March 7, 2022
  • What is the data strategy for the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA)? How is DISA leveraging data as a strategic asset? Join host Michael Keegan as he explores these questions and more with Caroline Kuharske, Acting Chief Data Officer, DISA.
    February 28, 2022
  • How is the Consumer Financial Protection Board using Enterprise Risk Management? What is CFPB doing to embed risk-based decision making into its culture? How is CFPB tackling its most mission critical risks? Join host Michael Keegan as he explores these questions and more with Marianne Roth, Chief Risk Officer, at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
    February 21, 2022
  • What is the IT strategy for the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP)? How is CBP working to modernize its IT infrastructure? How is it using technology and innovation to change the way it does business? Join host Michael Keegan as he explores these questions and more with Sonny Bhagowalia, Assistant Commissioner & Chief Information Officer, U.S. Customs and Border Protection.
    February 14, 2022