IBM Center for the Business of Government

  • 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.

  • New government contracting center aims to fill independent research, education void

    George Mason University in Virginia officially launched the Center for Government Contracting to focus on policy, business and regulatory issues that impact the federal procurement process.

  • 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.

  • Don’t exempt DoD from the Clinger-Cohen Act, modernize federal IT management instead

    Former federal IT executives say the 1996 law is not the problem, but it’s the processes that grew up around the Clinger-Cohen Act are making IT acquisition too difficult.

  • 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.

  • 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.