Weekly Roundup November 13-17, 2023

A decade after its creation, DHA thinks it has building blocks in place for an integrated military health system. Lt. Gen. Telita Crosland, who became DHA’s director in January, sees her tenure as marking the end of what’s ended up being a very long transition period. From here on out, she said, the focus needs to be on execution. She provided an in-depth interview to Federal News Network. 

Weekly Roundup November 6-10, 2023

GAO Presses OMB to Improve USAspending.gov Data. The Government Accountability Office (GAO) is calling on the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), in coordination with the Treasury Department, to provide guidance to agencies on how to report their spending data on USAspending.gov. The website USAspending.gov, is the official source of Federal spending information to help both the government and the public track Federal funds.

Weekly Roundup October 16-20, 2023

Federal Agencies Use Edge Computing for Heightened Agility, Faster Decisions. Federal agencies are increasingly adopting edge computing, citing its transformative power to enable field agents and military personnel to make faster decisions and respond to crisis situations, experts said.

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, October 16, 2023 - 07:54

Weekly Roundup October 9-13, 2023

Army CIO Garciga kicks off tenure by simplifying cloud, software development. In his first three months on the job, Leo Garciga, the Army’s new chief information officer, has focused three big priorities. He said the move to the cloud, the continued evolution of DevSecOps and data will drive a lot of what he does over his first year on the job.

Weekly Roundup October 2-6, 2023

 AI Helping Feds Optimize Data Centers, New Research Finds. Federal agencies are working to optimize data centers to achieve better performance, an effort that the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) reports has made “mixed progress.” New research shows that artificial intelligence (AI) is coming to help – and in some cases, is already here. 

Weekly Roundup: September 18-22, 2023

TMF board member eyes more AI, automation projects. The TMF has so invested $750 million into 45 projects across 27 federal agencies. Many of those projects have focused on areas like cybersecurity, zero trust and customer experience.

Weekly Roundup: August 28-September 1, 2023

The White House released details about two cross-agency customer experience projects meant to improve how the government provides benefits and services in the latest update on the President's Management Agenda posted on performance.gov.

Weekly Roundup: August 21-25, 2023

Long, long overdue': An oral history of the Government Performance and Results Act. GPRA was a cornerstone of the Clinton administration’s Reinventing Government initiative, led by Vice President Al Gore. But over the years, it became part of not only the structure but also the culture of the federal government. As GPRA reaches its 30th anniversary, Professor Don Kettl recognized it’s a great time to look back at how it evolved.

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Leadership Fellow & Host
IBM Center for The Business of Government
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Michael has two decades of experience with both the private and public sectors encompassing strategic planning, business process redesign, strategic communications and marketing, performance management, change management, executive and team coaching, and risk-financing.

Michael leads the IBM Center for The Business of Government's leadership research. As the Center’s Leadership Fellow, his work is at the nexus of the Center’s mission – connecting research to practice. My work at that the Center complements frontline experience of actual government executives with practical insights from thought leaders who produce Center reports – merging real-world experience with practical scholarship. The purpose is not to offer definitive solutions to the many management challenges facing executives, but to provide a resource from which to draw practical, actionable recommendations on how best to confront such issues. Michael also hosts and produces the IBM Center’s The Business of Government Hour. He has interviewed and profiled hundreds of senior government executives from all levels of government as well as recognized thought leaders focusing on a range of public management issues and trends. Over the last four years, Michael has expanded both the show’s format and reach – now broadcasting informational and educational conversations with dedicated public servants on two radio stations five times a week and anywhere at anytime over the web and at iTunes. Michael is also the managing editor of The Business of Government magazine, with a targeted audience of close to 14,000 government and non-government professionals. Additionally, he manages the Center’s bi-annual proposal review process that awards stipends to independent, third party researchers tackling a wide range of public management issues.

Prior to joining the Center, Michael worked as a senior managing consultant with IBM GBS (Global Business Services) and as a principle consultant with PriceWaterhouseCoopers’ Washington Consulting Practice (WCP). He led projects in the private and federal civilian sectors including the U.S. Department of Energy, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, FEMA, and the Veterans Health Administration. Before entering consulting, he worked in the private sector as product development manager at a New York City based risk financing firm.

Since 2003, Mr. Keegan has been a reviewer for Association of Government Accountant’s Certificate of Excellence in Accountability Reporting (CEAR)© program, keeping abreast of the most recent developments in authoritative standards affecting federal accounting, financial reporting and performance measurement. He is also a member of APPAM, the NYU Alumni Association, and the Data Center & Cloud Talent, USA. He holds masters in public administration and management from New York University and was the founder of its DC alumni group as well as previous treasurer of the NYU graduate school’s alumni board.