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9:51 am, September 19, 2014

The Business of Government Hour

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The Business of Government Radio Hour, hosted by Michael J. Keegan, features a conversation with a federal executive who is changing the way government does business. The executives discuss their careers and the management challenges facing their organizations. Guests include administrators, chief financial officers, chief information officers, chief operating officers, commissioners, controllers, directors, and undersecretaries.

How to use program evaluation to your agency's advantage

What is program evaluation? What can be done to better integrate evidence and rigorous evaluation in decision-making? How can federal agencies conduct rigorous program evaluations and data analytics on a tight budget? How can federal agencies increase and enhance their evaluation capacity? Join host Michael Keegan as he explores these questions and more with Kathy Stack, advisor for Evidence-Based Innovation at the Office of Management and Budget.

Conversation with Authors: Professor David Wyld

What is meant by the concept of tail spend? How can government executives best address tail spend management; and what are better ways to manage the long tail of acquisition spending in public sector agencies? Join host Michael Keegan as he explores these questions and the IBM Center report, Controlling Federal Spending by Managing the Long Tail of Procurement with David Wyld

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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 Trevor Brown and David Van Slyke authors of several IBM Center reports on federal acquisition.

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Transforming the way the federal government manages its financial services

How does the Fiscal Service transform the way the federal government manages its financial services? What is the Fiscal Service doing to promote financial integrity and operational efficiency? How has the consolidation to Fiscal Service gone? Join host Michael Keegan as he explores these questions and more with Dave Lebryk, Commissioner, Bureau of the Fiscal Service, U.S. Department of the Treasury.

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Exploring Opportunities for Veterans

How does the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs promote employment opportunities for veterans? What is VA doing to enhance opportunities for veterans to obtain knowledge and skills to properly transition into civilian life? What programs provide opportunities for veterans to obtain, retain and adapt at home? Join host Michael Keegan as he explores these questions and more with Curtis Coy, Deputy Under Secretary for Economic Opportunity at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs - Next week on The Business of Government Hour.

Curtis Coy
Deputy Under Secretary for Economic Opportunity
Department of Veterans Affairs

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Learn about the Department of Commerce's IT Strategy

What is the information technology strategy of the U.S. Department of Commerce? How has Commerce changed the way it does IT? And what is Commerce doing to ensure its IT investments are aligned with its mission? Join host Michael Keegan as he explores these questions and more.

Dr. Simon Szykman
Chief Information Officer
U.S. Department of Commerce.

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Conversations with Authors Series with Professors Lael Keiser and Susan Miller

How do outreach organizations assist government agencies in delivery services? What dynamics lead to effective collaboration between these outreach organizations and government programs? Join host Michael Keegan as he explores Collaboration between Government and Outreach Organizations: A Case Study of the Department of Veterans Affairs with Professors Lael Keiser and Susan Miller on A Special Editor of The Business of Government Hour -- A Conversation with Authors.

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Leading GAO on Governance and Management Reforms

What are the fiscal, management, and performance challenges facing government executives? What is the goal of GAO's High Risk List and what are some of the key "high risk" areas? How can audit agencies change the way they do business to properly respond to 21st century governance challenges? Join host Michael Keegan as he explores these questions and more with Chris Mihm, Managing Director, Strategic Issues, Government Accountability Office.

Chris Mihm
Managing Director
Government Accountability Office (GAO

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Conversations with Authors Series with Andrea Strimling Yodsampa

What are the challenges to interagency coordination? How can federal agencies enhance interagency coordination? What lessons can be learned from interagency coordination in Afghanistan? Join host Michael Keegan as he explores these questions and more with Andrea Strimling Yodsampa, author of the IBM Center report, Coordinating for Results: Lessons from a Case Study of Interagency Coordination in Afghanistan.

Dr. Andrea Strimling Yodsampa
Senior Researcher/Program Manager
Tufts University
The Fletcher School

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IT trends and priorities from GSA's perspective

In one of her last interviews as GSA CIO, Casey Coleman joins Michael Keegan on The Business of Government Hour to reflect on her tenure at GSA. The discussion explores GSA's IT priorities, its IT challenges, successes, innovations, and offers insights on federal IT trends.

Chief Information Officer
U.S. General Services Administration

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A Discussion About Defense Logistics Agency's Strategic Priorities

What are the Defense Logistics Agency's strategic priorities? How is DLA working to reduce costs while improving support to the warfighter? What about DLA's role in providing humanitarian assistance & disaster relief support? Join host Michael Keegan as he explores these questions and so much more with our VADM Mark D. Harnitchek, Director of the Defense Logistics Agency.

Vice Admiral Mark Harnitchek
Director
Defense Logistics Agency

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Strategically Prioritizing at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

What are the strategic priorities of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases? What has been learned about emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases? What's on the horizon for the NIAID? Join host Michael Keegan as he explore these questions and more with Dr. Anthony Fauci, director, NIAID.

Dr. Anthony Fauci
Director
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)

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Conversations with Authors Series with Professors 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 executive most effectively manage complex acquisitions? Join host Michael Keegan as he explores these questions through the works Trevor Brown and David Van Slyke authors of several IBM Center reports on federal acquisition.

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Conversation with Authors: Professor Harry Lambright

Prof. Harry Lambright on Leaders and Leadership - Lessons from Robert Gates, Francis Collins, and NASA Administrators.

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Leaders Speak on Mission and Making a Difference

How are government executives meeting mission and making a difference? What are government executives doing to make a difference in the face of fiscal and budgetary realities? Join host Michael Keegan he explores these questions and more with former and current government leaders: Dr. Francis Collins, Dr. Anthony Fauci, Michael Astrue, Kathleen Merrigan, Linda Gibbs and a host of others for a Special Edition of The Business of Government Hour - Leaders Speak - A CONVERSATION on Meeting Mission and Making A Difference.

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Conversations with Authors Series with Jen Bachner

What is predictive policing? How does predictive policing complement traditional policing methods? What are the operational challenges of predictive policing? Join host Michael Keegan as he explores these questions with the Jen Bachner, author of Predictive Policing: Preventing Crime with Data and Analytics.

Jen Bachner
Coordinator for the M.A. in Government
Johns Hopkins University

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Conversation with Authors: Manager's Guide to Evaluating Citizen Participation with Prof. Tina Nabatchi

Learn from Prof. Tina Nabatchi how program managers can assess whether their efforts to increase citizen participation in their programs are making a difference.

Tina Nabatchi
Assistant Professor
Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs

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Exploring National Defense University's iCollege

How is National Defense University's iCollege expanding its missions as global hub for educating, informing, and connecting Information Age leaders? What is the iCollege doing in the area of cyber security and cyber leadership? Join host Michael Keegan as he explores these questions and more with Dr. Robert Childs, Chancellor NDU's iCollege.

Dr. Robert Childs
National Defense University
Chancellor, Information Resources Management (iCollege)

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Conversation with Authors: John Whitley on Five Methods for Measuring Unobserved Events -- A Case Study of Federal Law Enforceme

Mr. Whitley describes the challenges of measuring unobserved events such as tax cheating, drug smuggling, or illegal immigration.

John Whitley
Senior Fellow
Institute for Defense Analyses

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Leading IT Strategy for DHA

What is the IT strategy for the Defense Health Agency? How has it enhanced DoD's IT efforts to delivery care anytime, anywhere? How is the DHA modernizing its technology infrastructure and realizing a robust integrated electronic health record? Join Michael Keegan as he explores these questions and more with Dave Bown, CIO at the Defense Health Agency.

Dave Bowen
Chief Information Officer
Defense Health Agency

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