Leading the Defense Health Agency

The Military Health System (MHS) is integral to the U.S. national security strategy. It provides a diverse offering of healthcare services, logistics, public health and research training, and supports the armed forces and their families. Today, the U.S. Department of Defense is transforming the MHS to improve how it operates and delivers health and care. The reform efforts focus on organizational, infrastructure, and manpower changes and the Defense Health Agency, DHA, plays a critical role in ensuring these reforms are successful.

Leading the Public Buildings Service

As the largest public real estate organization in the United States, the General Services Administration's Public Buildings Service owns or leases 8,700 assets and maintains an inventory of 371 million square feet of rentable workspace. Within this inventory, PBS has more than 500 owned and leased historic properties.

Weekly Roundup: August 21-24, 2020

Michael J. Keegan

The risks of supply chain threat sharing. Some of the most valuable data around supply chain threats – identifying suspicious or untrustworthy actors -- can often be legally perilous to share.

Weekly Roundup: August 17-21, 2020

Pentagon advances domestic drone plan. The Defense Department names five U.S. vendors for domestic sourcing of small drone aircraft.

Energy Dept. looks for AI impact. Two recently-announced artificial intelligence collaborations show how the technology can affect real world problems, according to the head of the Energy Department's AI office.

5 Insights on Leading with Gratitude in Uncertain Times: Interview with Chester Elton

For leaders wanting to attract and retain exceptional talent and better engage their people, authors Chester Elton and Adrian Gostick say the solution might be right under their noses. Showing gratitude to employees is the easiest, fastest, and most inexpensive way to boost performance and transform the way organizations operate.

Insights on Federal Government IT

Suzette Kent, former Federal Chief Information joined me on The Business of Government Hour to offer insights on her tenure as federal CIO and what's next in federal IT. Here are highlights of our conversation.  Please listen to the entire interview and subscribe to the show at https://apple.co/31LZPOR.

Weekly Roundup: August 10-14, 2020

Michael J. Keegan

Weekly Roundup: August 3-7, 2020

Michael J. Keegan

Customer-Driven Risk Management

Preston Finley, Director of Foresight, Strategic Planning & Risk Management at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs joined me on The Business of Government Hour to discuss the mission of his team and the importance of customer-driven risk management. Here’s a synopsis of our conversation.


Leadership Insights from Public Servants

For over twenty years, The Business of Government Hour has brought you leading government executives who are changing the way government does business. Each week, our guests join us for an informative, insightful, and in-depth conversation about the agencies they lead and the missions they pursue.  It is from this rich library that we have culled together their insights on leadership and what it means to be a public servant leader.



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Clara Conti is a former chief executive officer, corporate restructuring guru and founder of multiple business startups. Connect with her on LinkedIn or Twitter. She is lead partner for Covid-19 Tiger Team at IBM.

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