enterprise risk management


enterprise risk management

Managing Organizational Integrity Risks

Thursday, August 4th, 2016 - 11:30
Thursday, August 4, 2016 - 10:34
Risk is unavoidable in carrying out an organization’s objectives. Whether government agencies or private sector hospitals the work they do -- providing services to people -- is always surrounded by uncertainty.  While organizations cannot respond to all risks, one of the most salient lessons from past crises and negative reputational incidents is that both public and private sector organizations would benefit from establishing or reviewing and strengthening their risk management practices.

Weekly Roundup for July 29, 2016

Friday, July 29th, 2016 - 15:57
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Having Candid Conversations Before Bad Things Happen

Friday, July 22nd, 2016 - 22:29
Friday, July 22, 2016 - 22:25
A 2015 survey of federal employees reports that 39 percent fear reprisals if they report violations of rules or laws. This potentially has serious implications for their willingness to identify and report serious programmatic risks in their day-to-day jobs, and the tendency is to avoid or ignore risks.

Managing Risk, Improving Results: Lessons for Improving Government Management from GAO’s High Risk List

Monday, May 16th, 2016 - 9:25
That list has grown from 14 programs in 1990 to 32 by 2015, when it was last updated.  These programs range from Medicare benefits to food safety oversight. Dr. Kettl, one of the nation’s most insightful observers of government operations, stepped back to review what changes in the high-risk list mean over time.  He explored:

Weekly Roundup January 29, 2016

Friday, January 29th, 2016 - 16:49
Friday, January 29, 2016 - 15:30
John Kamensky

Leadership in Action - Fall 2015 The Business of Government Magazine

Thursday, October 29th, 2015 - 17:00
Thursday, October 29, 2015 - 16:33
From forging a unity of effort in homeland security to strategizing today how to field the U.S. Army of tomorrow; to pursuing affordable housing, eliminating fraud, waste, and abuse in healthcare, and securing cyberspace, this issue of The Business of Government magazine delves into a diverse set of topics and public management issues facing us today.

Tom Stanton and Doug Webster

Thursday, August 27th, 2015 - 15:07
Thomas H. Stanton teaches at Johns Hopkins University. He is President of the Association for Federal Enterprise Risk Management (AFERM) and a former member of the federal Senior Executive Service. He is a Fellow and former board member of the National Academy of Public Administration and formerly chaired the Academy’s Standing Panel on Executive Organization and Management. With a career that spans the practical and the academic, Mr Stanton’s work has led to the creation of new federal offices and approaches to delivering public services more effectively.

"What Could Possibly Go Wrong?"

Monday, May 11th, 2015 - 9:45
Monday, May 11, 2015 - 09:42
Risk experts Doug Webster and Tom Stanton think not.  Writing in a new report for the IBM Center for The Business of Government, they observe: “The front pages of national newspapers constantly report on actions by private companies, federal leaders, or agencies that do not appear to have considered the risks associated with various decisions and actions.

Douglas W. Webster

Thursday, May 7th, 2015 - 10:50
Douglas W. Webster is a Senior Fellow with the George Washington University Center for Excellence in Public Leadership, where he teaches Enterprise Risk Management.  He is also the Director of Government to Government Risk Management at the U. S. Agency for International Development and the founder and former president of the Cambio Consulting Group.

Student Aid: Pioneers in Managing Risk

Monday, September 29th, 2014 - 12:27
Monday, September 29, 2014 - 12:21
One former federal leader, Todd Grams, observes that agencies that ignore risk are actually creating risk.  Not surprisingly, there has been increasing interest in agencies in recent years in developing a risk management function.  So what does it look like?  The Office of Federal Student Aid (FSA) in the Department of Education undertook efforts a decade ago to create a risk management function, which may serve as inspiration for other agencies considering the sam