Delivering Innovative IT Solutions to Meet Mission

"The CIO's office is growing" explains Bob Costello, chief information officer at the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) "…We're pivoting from more of a compliance-CIO shop to an operational shop, where we're still doing that very important compliance mission, but starting to deliver services and become a true partner to the mission operators in making sure they have those solutions to interact with our partners."

Weekly Roundup November 28-December 2, 2022

Year two of the PMA; Cyber advice for Pentagon leaders; A plan for zero-emission vehicles by 2027. NEW: Academy President & CEO Terry Gerton talks with @FRoseDC on @DailyScoopPod about the progress #government has made implementing the President's Management Agenda, and what comes next. Tune in! #PMA #management

Weekly Roundup November 14-18, 2022

Biden’s Nominee to Become Administrator of Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs Goes to the Full Senate. The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee reported favorably out of committee Richard Revesz’s nomination to be administrator of OIRA, which oversees the regulatory process across the government, approves government information collections, establishes government statistical practices and coordinates federal privacy policy.

Weekly Roundup November 7-11, 2022

Enhancing the FITARA scorecard. Opportunities exist to enhance the FITARA scorecard to ensure its continued relevance and to keep pace with technology changes. This year, ACT-IAC created a working group of former federal technology leaders, all now successful industry executives, to evaluate the FITARA Scorecard and identify potential enhancements to ensure its relevancy and to keep pace with technology changes.

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. 


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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.

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