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10:05 am, April 19, 2015

The Business of Government Hour

Mondays at 11:00 a.m. & Wednesdays at 12:00 p.m.

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.

A Conversation with Brigadier General John G. Ferrari

What are the U.S. Army's key strategic and operational objectives? How is the Army restructuring its aviation portfolio? How is the Army using analytics to inform decision-making and resource allocation? Join host Michael Keegan as he explores these questions and so much more with Brigadier General John Ferrari, Director, Program Analysis and Evaluation, Office of the U.S. Army's deputy chief of staff.

How Health IT is revolutionizing the healthcare industry

What is health information technology? How can it transform the practice of healthcare? What is happening to facilitate the adoption and use of Health IT? Join host Michael Keegan as he explores these questions and more with Karen DeSalvo, National Coordinator for Health Information Technology.

Conversations with Authors Series with Young Kwak and Julia Keleher on Risk Management for Grants Administration

What is risk management? How are federal agencies managing risk? What can federal agencies learn from the U.S. Department of Education's risk management program? Join host Michael Keegan as he explores these questions and more with Young Hoon Kwak and Julia Keleher, authors of the IBM Center report Risk Management for Grants Administration.

The financial outlook of the FBI

What are the key priorities for the FBI's Finance Facilities and Real Property Division? How has the transition to UFMS changed the way the Bureau does its business? What is the Bureau doing to leverage mobility solutions to meet its mission?

Combating cybersecurity threats at the US Secret Service

What are the key cybersecurity threats and challenges facing the nation? What is the U.S. Secret Service's doing to combat these cyber threats? Is the cybersecurity function ready to be professionalized across the nation? Join host Michael Keegan as he explores these questions and more with Ronald Layton, Deputy Chief Information Officer at the U.S. Secret Service.

Global conversations with leaders: Dr. Johannes Kopf

What factors contribute to Austria's low rates of unemployment? How does Austria's "dual educational system" factor into it? What is the Austrian Public Employment Service doing to enhance the way it does business? What can we learned from innovations being pursued in Austria? Join Michael Keegan for the inaugural global conversations with leaders series as he explores these questions and more with Dr. Johannes Kopf, managing director, Austrian Public Employment Service.

The evolution and innovation of the U.S. Census Bureau

What are the strategic priorities of the U.S. Census Bureau? How is the Census Bureau changing the way it does business? What is the Census Bureau doing to innovate and make a difference? Join host Michael Keegan as he explores these and more with Dr. Nancy Potok, Deputy Director and COO, US Census Bureau on The Business of Government Hour.

Conversations with Authors Series with Prof. Bob Behn on The PerformanceStat Potential

What is the PerformanceStat Potential? How is PerformanceStat a leadership strategy for producing results? What are the core leadership principles and key operational components of this leadership strategy? Join host Michael Keegan as he explores these questions and more with Prof. Bob Behn of Harvard University's Kennedy School and author of The PerformanceStat Potential.

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Leaders Speak on Federal Acquisition - Special Edition

What is federal acquisition? How are agencies enhancing their acquisition capabilities? Are there new ways to procure goods and services for federal agencies? What does the future hold for federal acquisition? Join host Michael Keegan as he explores these questions and more with key senior government executives and thought leaders.

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The employment outlook from the Department of Labor's Office of Disability Employment Policy

What are the strategic priorities for the U.S. Dept. of Labor's Office of Disability Employment Policy? What are the persistent barriers to employment for people with disabilities? How is technology creating new opportunities for people with disabilities? Join host Michael Keegan as he explores these questions with Kathy Martinez, Assistant Secretary of Labor for Disability Employment Policy.

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.

The FirstNet mission

What are the strategic priorities for FirstNet? How is FirstNet pursuing its outreach strategy with key stakeholders? What is FirstNet doing to use collaboration and partnership to meet mission? Join host Michael Keegan as he explores these questions and more with TJ Kennedy, Acting General Manager, First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet), U.S. Department of Commerce.

An insight into GSA's FAS

What are the strategic priorities for the GSA's Federal Acquisition Service? What is category management and how does it benefit federal acquisition? How is FAS fully leveraging the government's buying power and saving taxpayer dollars? Join host Michael Keegan as he explores these questions and much more with Thomas Sharpe, Commissioner, GSA's Federal Acquisition Service (FAS).

Conversation with Authors: Dr. Satish Nambisan

Is the emerging vision of government-as-a-platform too far-fetched and unrealistic? Or does it portend a new era of citizen engagement in public service innovation? What are the distinct roles for citizens in public service co-creation and problem-solving? Are there strategies for creating an environment for co-creation? Join host Michael Keegan as he explores these questions with Satish Nambisan, co-author of "Engaging Citizens in Co-Creation in Public Services."

Leaders Speak Series

What makes an effective leader? How can government executives make a difference? Why pursue a career in public service? Join host Michael Keegan as he explores these questions and profiles over a dozen past and current government executives who shared their extended reflection on the next The Business of Government Hour.

Conversations with Authors Series with Victoria Gordon on Participatory Budgeting: Ten Actions to Engage Citizens via Social Med

What is participatory budgeting and how does it work? What are the benefits and obstacles to participatory budgeting? How can we better engage citizens through social media? Join Michael Keegan as he explores these questions and more with Victoria Gordon, author of the IBM Center report Participatory Budgeting: Ten Actions to Engage Citizens via Social Media.

Conversations with Authors Series with Rachel Burstein and Alissa Black on Making Innovation Offices Work

What is the current state of government innovation offices? What should be considered when deciding to build an effective innovation office? What success factors go into building and sustaining innovation offices? How can you measure the success and identifying failures? Join Michael Keegan as he explores these questions and more with Rachel Burstein and Alissa Black, authors of the IBM Center report A Guide for Making Innovation Offices Work.

Insight from the Navy's PEO EIS

What are the strategic priorities for the Navy's PEO for Enterprise Information Systems? How is the Navy balancing cost with systems capability? What is the Navy's PEO EIS doing to realize greater operational effectiveness? Join host Michael Keegan as he explores these questions and more with Victor Gavin, Program Executive Officer for Enterprise Information Systems within the U.S. Department of the Navy.

Conversations with Authors Series with Prof. Sandford Borins on The Persistence of Innovation in Government.

What does the landscape of public sector innovation look like and what does this mean for innovators and those who study their efforts? How do awards programs promote innovation efforts? How can a climate for innovation be created in public organizations? Join host Michael Keegan as he explores these questions with Prof. Sandford Borins, author of the IBM Center report, The Persistence of Innovation in Government.

The DHA and DoD healthcare delivery

How is the Defense Health Agency changing the way DoD delivers healthcare? What are some of the key challenges faced in restructuring such a complex system? How is DHA transforming its health information technology portfolio? Join host Michael Keegan as he explores these questions and more with LTG Douglas Robb, Director, Defense Health Agency.

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