Leading through Uncertain Times: Insight from Thought Leaders

Broadcast Date: 
Monday, November 21, 2022 - 09:00

Managing Risk in Government

Each week my goal is straightforward: to introduce you to key government executives and thought leaders, who are tackling significant management challenges and seizing opportunities to lead. To complement these examples of leadership in action, I also highlight the practical, actionable research done by some of the most recognized and respected thought leaders in public management.

Managing Risk in Government Special Edition

What is Enterprise Risk Management? What are some of the key risks facing government today? How has the managing and responding to risk evolved in U.S. federal agencies? Join host Michael Keegan as he explores these questions and more on a Special Edition of The Business of Government Hour – Leaders Speak on Managing Risk in Government.

Broadcast Date: 
Monday, December 19, 2022 - 07:54

Weekly Roundup: May 24-28, 2021

How the TMF can enable broad improvements across government. The first two posts in this series were on enabling the TMF for success focused on how the fund could drive larger reforms across IT budgets, and how a strong link from the TMF to cybersecurity can lead to improved performance in the agency’s high-value asse

Creating Public Value using the AI-Driven Internet of Things

Government agencies seek to deliver quality services in increasingly dynamic and complex environments. However, outdated infrastructures—and a shortage of sys­tems that collect and use massive real-time data—make it challenging for the agencies to fulfill their missions. Governments have a tremendous opportunity to transform public services using the “Internet of Things” (IoT) to provide situation-specific and real-time data, which can improve decision-making and optimize operational effectiveness.

Weekly Roundup: May 17-21 2021

Federal data is key to optimal governance and business — open it with public input. To be truly transformational, government data must be open and it must meet public needs.

Providing Quality Data and Information

The U.S. Census Bureau is the federal government’s largest statistical agency that provides current facts and figures about America’s people, places, and economy. The first census took place in 1790. As required by the U.S. Constitution, a census has been taken every 10 years thereafter. In 1840, the Census Act authorized the establishment of a centralized Census Office. In 1902, the Census Office became a permanent organization within the new Department of Interior and Labor.

Weekly Roundup: May 10-14, 2021

Federal CIO Martorana: $1B TMF lets agencies ‘apply for projects that previously were out of their reach’. With the release of the new guidance last week for agencies to submit proposals to receive some of the $1 billion in the Technology Modernization Fund, Federal Chief Information Officer Clare Martorana issued her first major policy decision that her fellow CIOs, industry and especially Congress will b

Weekly Roundup: May 3-7, 2021

OMB Prioritizes Cyber, COVID Tech For New TMF Payback Model. The federal agencies managing a central fund for loaning money to other agencies to upgrade aging IT—a fund that just received $1 billion from Congress as part of the second COVID-19 stimulus package—released an outline Tuesday updating priorities and making fundamental ch


Commissioner, Federal Acquisition Service (FAS)
U.S. General Services Administration (GSA)
United States

Sonny Hashmi is the commissioner of the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) Federal Acquisition Service (FAS).

In this position, he oversees the delivery of more than $75B of products, services, and solutions that enable federal agencies to efficiently accomplish their missions while saving taxpayer dollars.

Known as a cloud computing thought leader in the emerging technology industry, Sonny previously served as the managing director of global government strategy at Box. There, he worked with federal, state, local and international government organizations on cloud and mobility strategy.

Prior to joining Box, Sonny served as GSA chief information officer (CIO) and chief technology officer (CTO). He led the agency IT modernization strategy as GSA adopted cloud computing, agile acquisition and DevSecOps principles, and helped create a cloud computing and performance measurement roadmap for the federal government.

Sonny Hashmi is active in the federal IT community and has been recognized with several awards including the Fed100, FedScoop 50 and as a finalist for the prestigious Samuel J. Hayman Service to America medal.

He earned a master’s degree in engineering from Purdue University and a master’s certificate in innovation management from the University of Maryland.

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