Leading the Defense Logistics Agency: A Conversation with Vice Admiral Michelle Skubic, Director, DLA

What are the strategic priorities for the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA)? How is DLA modernizing acquisition and supply chain management? What is DLA doing to expand industry engagement and foster innovation while maximizing value? Join host Michael Keegan as he explores these questions and more with Vice Admiral Michelle Skubic, Director, Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) on The Business of Government Hour
Broadcast Date: 
Monday, February 27, 2023 - 10:47

Vice Admiral Michelle Skubic

Vice Adm. Michelle C. Skubic is a 1988 graduate of California State University, Fullerton, with a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration-Finance. She earned a Master of Science in Acquisition and Contract Management from Naval Post Graduate School in 2001. She is also a graduate of the Joint Forces Staff College and the University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Executive Development Institute.

Weekly Roundup: February 20-24, 2023

Mapping cloud to mission.  For more than a decade, the federal government has been exploring how cloud computing can help improve its operations, but a new report from the IBM Center for The Business of Government and the Partnership for Public Service is showcasing where agencies are gaining ground with the technology to produce tangible results.

Amanda Starling Gould

Amanda Starling Gould, PhD, manages a portfolio on the Partnership’s Technology and Innovation team with an eye toward building a modern government that is equitable, accessible, and sustainable. As a technology scholar, she brings to this work many years researching and teaching on topics related to systems thinking, futures design, public interest technology, innovation, and the environmental effects of digital technologies. She’s inspired by all those in government who work to repair systemic harm and rebalance historically inequitable distributions of power and access.

Mobilizing Cloud Computing for Public Service

To understand how agencies are mobilizing cloud computing for public service, the Partnership, in collaboration with the IBM Center for The Business of Government, hosted a series of events in 2022 featuring federal IT leaders. Over the course of three webinars, we heard from the Census Bureau; the departments of Agriculture, Defense and Veterans Affairs; the Federal Emergency Management Agency; the Government Accountability Office; the National Institutes of Health; the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration; and the Office of Personnel Management.

Using Strategic Mapping to Tackle Cross-Boundary Challenges: A Conversation Prof. John Bryson

What is strategy management at scale? How can strategy mapping help government executives lead their agencies more effectively? Join host Michael Keegan as he explores these questions and more on a Special Edition of The Business of Government Hour – A Conversation with Authors with Professor John Bryson author of the IBM Center report, Addressing Complex and Cross-Boundary Challenges in Government: The Value of Strategy Mapping.
Broadcast Date: 
Monday, February 20, 2023 - 10:28

Why so many Federal IT Contracts Fail and what to do about it

A percentage of this goes toward new projects, or what we now refer to as digital transformation. Policy makers in Washington would argue that far too many of these new projects fail, and few would argue with that assessment (though I’d be remiss if I did not also note that lots of government IT projects succeed). Why is that, and what can be done about it?

Weekly Roundup February 10, 2023

Announcing the 2023 Federal 100. Meet the 100 outstanding individuals being honored for going above and beyond in support of federal IT over the past year.

Remembering Professor Carter. Steve Kelman reflects on the former defense secretary's life in government and academia.

Preparing governments for future shocks

Government leaders increasingly indicate that what were previously viewed as Black Swan events are now becoming more frequent — and more destabilizing — shocks. The past three years saw acceleration toward a connected world where physical goods and digital services are increasingly interdependent.

Visualizing the Information Domain: A Conversation with Lt. General Mike Nagata, Retired

The Institute for the Study of War and the IBM Center for The Business of Government have launched a collaborative series on Addressing the New Era of Deterrence and Warfare: Visualizing the Information Domain. What is the Information Domain? How has the digital age impacted the national defense calculus? What challenges and opportunities do information operations pose to swift and effective decision-making? Join host Michael Keegan as he explores these questions and more with my advisor and contributor to the ISW-IBM Center effort retired Lt. General Mike Nagata.
Broadcast Date: 
Monday, February 6, 2023 - 10:58


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