Weekly Roundup: March 26 -March 30, 2018

Michael J. Keegan

The Business of Government Hour

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.

Weekly Roundup: March 12-March 16, 2018

Michael J. Keegan

White House-backed IT modernization push makes first contract awards. The General Services Administration picked the vendors who will support a plan to centralize modernization best practices.

Weekly Roundup: March 19 -March 23, 2018

Michael J. Keegan

Omnibus spending bill complicates administration’s reorg plans.   Tucked in the 2,232-page omnibus spending bill is a provision that adds another layer of complication to the Trump administration’s reorganization initiatives. According to the omnibus, agencies cannot simply cut or eliminate a specific program or office unless Congress has authorized the move in an appropriations bill.

Transforming the National Archives: A Conversation with David Ferriero, Archivist of the United States

The National Archives is more than just the nation's record keeper and protector of records. It is the steward of the American story that preserves the past to protect the future. The records it holds are the original sources of that story, documenting the collective history of our nation through the actions of individuals and institutions.

The Operator's Manual - An Update of Chapter 1: Leadership


SUBJECT: Leadership

The Operator's Manual - An Update of Chapter 3: People



Achieving your goals will depend on the hundreds, if not thousands, of people in your organization. While it has become a cliché to say that an organization’s most valuable resource is its people, the statement is true.

The workplace is undergoing a significant transition that presents unchartered territory and tremendous opportunity. This transformation includes a workforce that now includes four generations.

Leadership in Action -- Summer 2013 The Business of Government Magazine (NEW)

The leaders profiled in this edition offer compelling insights, lessons learned, and, most of all, advice to others that is marked by clarity of mind and a sense of purpose. It is truly leadership in action...

What Agency Leaders Need to Know About Federal Acquisition

Most agencies in the U.S. government rely on products—goods and services—acquired through contracts to perform core functions, pursue agency objectives, and achieve mission success. In FY12, the federal government acquired $517 billion worth of products through contracts.

Health IT - Better Healthcare at Lower Cost? Interview with Dr. Farzad Mostashari, National Coordinator for Health IT

Health Information Technology or Health IT has the potential to transform the practice of healthcare by reducing cost, improving quality, and enabling a patient centered approach to care.


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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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