Weekly Roundup October 24-28, 2022

Collaboration Starts at Home, Extends Globally. Since being established the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), it has been breaking down barriers of government bureaucracy to quickly get the right information to the right people—enabling them to make well-informed decisions that raise our collective defense. CISA Stakeholder Engagement Strategic Plan 2023-2025 has been released to help CISA broaden and strengthen those partnerships by unifying the agency’s approach to stakeholder engagement.

Weekly Roundup October 17-21, 2022


Accelerating Government with ACT-IAC – Episode 20 – FITARA Enhancements. On this episode, Dave Wennergren talks with technology executives Richard Spires, Margie Graves and Dave Powner about the recently released ACT-IAC report: “Recommendations for Evolving the FITARA Scorecard.”

Eight Strategies for Transforming Government

Importantly, the areas address both individual trends influencing government, and topics that can be addressed with even greater impact if assessed in a way that integrates across trends—such as driving an agile approach to digital innovation that improves outcomes. This integrative approach is especially true for how different trends relate to equity across government programs and foster trust in government institutions,

Weekly Roundup October 10-14, 2022

The Agile-Policymaking Frontier – Part 1 and 2. Prof. Larry A. Rosenthal, Goldman School of Public Policy, UC Berkeley discusses “agile policymaking” as a vehicle for better government and how agile would be more objective and evidenced-based when it comes to traditional policy analysis (“TPA”).

Weekly Roundup September 26-30, 2022

Fall Agency Priority Goal Updates. Read about agencies' progress toward more than 80 APGs or use our new feature to explore APGs and strategic objectives by policy theme.

Investing in Safe, Reliable, and Equitable Transportation Infrastructure

The Department of Transportation has been trusted with an opportunity of historic proportions. Alongside Transportation’s ongoing core safety and policy responsibilities, the administration has tasked the department with making transformative investments that will modernize the nation’s infrastructure to deliver safer, cleaner, and more equitable transportation systems. 

Weekly Roundup September 19-23, 2022

Is it time to add IT workforce ratings to the FITARA scorecard? A new report from ACT-IAC recommends changes to the biannual FITARA scorecard, including adding a category measuring IT workforce capability. The authors suggest measuring the share of an agency's IT workforce eligible for retirement, whether an agency has an IT workforce strategic plan and how its making progress against that plan.

Weekly Roundup September 5-9, 2022

Agencies Really Are Missing an Opportunity by Downplaying Performance Information. What’s the best strategy for shining a flashlight on government performance in ways that engage the public’s support for reaching these goals?

Attaining Effective Outcomes: Context for Center Research

With the IBM Center for The Business of Government’s next due date for new research report proposals approaching on September 6th, we are publishing additional perspectives on our research topics over the next week in the form of blog posts focused on each topic.   The insights in these posts draw from dialogue that helped to frame the research agenda, as well as subsequent content relevant to each research topic area.  We hope that these posts provide potential research


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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.