Leaders Speak on Federal IT: A Special Edition of The Business of Government Hour

What emerging technology is transforming how government agencies operate? How are federal agencies pursuing IT modernization? What are some of key challenges facing the chief information officers of federal agencies? Join host Michael Keegan for a Special Edition of The Business of Government Hour – Leaders Speak on Federal IT -- sharing insights from key senior federal IT leaders on the IT journey of their agencies.
Broadcast Date: 
Monday, May 15, 2023 - 10:44

Weekly Roundup: May 8-12, 2023

What's going on with DHS' enterprise cloud plan? The Department of Homeland Security teased its plan for a 10-year enterprise cloud contract in the fall and then went relatively quiet. Based on previous cloud procurements, that could be a good thing. 

Brian Babcock-Lumish

Brian Babcock-Lumish is the Recanati-Kaplan Chair and director of the General David H. Petraeus Center for Emerging Leaders at the Institute for the Study of War. Prior to joining the Institute, he served as a U.S. Army military intelligence officer, retiring after 24 years in uniform.

Managing the New Era of Deterrence and Warfare: Visualizing the Information Domain

Additional authors include: Leendert van Bochoven, Stephen Gordon, Tim Hofmockel, Frederick Kagan, Nils Peterson, and Noah Ringler

The three events gathered experts and practitioners to discuss the topic from a theoretical perspective, as it pertains to the case of Russia, and finally of China.

Reflections on Steve Kelman's Tenure at the Harvard Kennedy School

The event was a remarkable tribute to Steve, who:   

Raylene Yung, Executive Director, Technology Modernization Fund Program Office

Raylene Yung serves as the Executive Director of the Technology Modernization Fund (TMF) Program Management Office at the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA). The TMF is an

Measuring Organizational Health: The Backstory

There has long been a desire to be able to identify and encourage the development of agencies that are “high performing,” that demonstrate “performance excellence,” or “quality management,” and more. The OMB guidance memo describes this as Measuring, Monitoring, and Improving Organizational Health and Organizational Performance in the context of the evolving post-pandemic workplace.

It’s Time for a Health Check Up!

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Note: This column was first published in Government Executive and is republished here with its permission. A related backstory behind the development of the OMB memo can be found here.

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Building Supply Chain Resiliency for Government: Insights from Leaders and Experts

Global supply chains have experienced major constraints over the past several years, and many are still recovering and responding to new threats. In 2022, 38% of global CEOs reported supply chain disruption as one of their greatest challenges, a 36% increase from the previous year based on research from the IBM Institute for Business Value (IBV).


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