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Conversation with Authors Series with Profs. Jack Gansler and Bill Lucyshyn on Eight Actions to Improve Defense Acquisition

In an era of fiscal austerity, DoD must continue to maintain operations and modernize forces in order to support national security. What acquisition challenges are facing the U.S. Department of Defense? What actions can be taken to improve defense acquisition and the Defense Industrial Base? Join host Michael Keegan as he explore these questions and more with Profs. Jack Gansler and Bill Lucyshyn, authors of the IBM Center report, Eight Actions to Improve Defense Acquisition.

Tags: Business of Government Hour , DoD , Jack Gansler , Bill Lucyshyn , Michael Keegan

Thursday - 07/10/2014, 04:53pm EDT

The Business of Government magazine

Join host Michael Keegan this week for The Business of Government Magazine -- A SPECIAL EDITION of The Business of Government Hour. Government executives must also avoid the tyranny of the present or the next budget cycle, and recognize that the challenges of today often morph into the hazards of tomorrow. This edition of The Business of Government magazine underscores the importance of correlating short-term decision-making with long-range consequences. We highlight the latest trends and best practices for improving government effectiveness by introducing you to key government executives, detailing the work of public management practitioners, and offering insights from leading academics.

Tags: Business of Government Hour , Business of Government Magazine , Michael Keegan

Friday - 06/27/2014, 03:17pm EDT

Stability, development, and security during the Afghanistan transition

How has USAID sought to promote stability and order in Afghanistan? What is USAID's three-fold transition strategy? Join host Michael Keegan as he explores these questions and more with Larry Sampler, Assistant to the Administrator & Director, Office of Afghanistan and Pakistan Affairs, USAID.

Tags: Business of Government Hour , Michael Keegan , Larry Sampler , USAID , Afghanistan

Friday - 06/06/2014, 04:02pm EDT

Maximizing program evaluation efficiency on a budget

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, Office of Management and Budget (OMB).

Tags: Business of Government Hour , Michael Keegan , Kathy Stack , program evaluation , data analytics

Thursday - 05/29/2014, 03:05pm EDT

Veterans transitioning to civilian life

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 - on a Memorial Day Edition of The Business of Government Hour.

Tags: Business of Government Hour , Michael Keegan , Curtis Coy , Department of Veterans Affairs

Friday - 05/23/2014, 08:21am EDT

Dan Chenok, Executive Director, IBM Center for The Business of Government

A new plan from federal Chief Information officer Steve Van Roekel is supposed to improve Federal IT acquisition. He introduced it at a Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee hearing yesterday. Dan Chenok of the IBM Center for the Business of Government was one of the witnesses at the hearing, testifying in his role as executive vice chairman of the Industry Advisory Council, part of ACT IAC. In Depth with Francis Rose asked Chenok what he wanted to convey to the committee.

Tags: Dan Chenok , In Depth

Friday - 05/09/2014, 03:44pm EDT
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John Kamensky, IBM Center for the Business of Government

PerformanceStat meetings are supposed to be a constructive opportunity for your employees to collaborate on your agency's priorities. But more often than not, they're probably just boring. John Kamensky, senior fellow and associate partner at the IBM Center for the Business of Government, writes about the "Secret Sauce of Effective Progress Reviews." He tells In Depth with Francis Rose cartoon characters may hold the secret to making your agency's progress reviews more valuable.

Tags: John Kamensky , In Depth , management

Tuesday - 04/15/2014, 05:06pm EDT
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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

Tags: David Wyld , Business of Government Hour , management

Tuesday - 03/18/2014, 04:59pm EDT
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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.

Tags: Trevor Brown , David Van Slyke , Business of Government Hour , management

Tuesday - 03/18/2014, 10:54am EDT
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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.

Tags: Business of Government Hour , management , Dave Lebryk

Wednesday - 03/05/2014, 01:02pm EST
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