Submitted by MKeegan on Tue, 04/09/2019 - 15:35
In 2014, an unprecedented outbreak of Ebola virus in Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Guinea shined a harsh spotlight on global capacity to deal effectively with a fast-moving epidemic that crossed international borders. Given the seriousness of the situation, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA) deployed a Disaster Assistance Response Team (DART), as an interagency platform for coordinating operations to end the outbreak.
Submitted by MKeegan on Fri, 03/29/2019 - 17:01
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Michael J. Keegan
IT spend is flat in White House budget. The White House proposes a very slight dip in overall IT spend while pressing on modernization priorities and workforce development.
Submitted by MKeegan on Fri, 03/15/2019 - 14:27
Michael J. Keegan
DHS grapples with cyber enforcement.The Department of Homeland Security is increasingly using compulsory directives to spur federal agencies on cybersecurity improvements, but cyber enforcers are learning that success isn't built out of carrots and sticks.
Submitted by MKeegan on Fri, 03/08/2019 - 17:52
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Submitted by MKeegan on Wed, 02/27/2019 - 17:11
Leadership Stories: Avi Bender and Entrepreneurial Leadership in Public Service
Submitted by MKeegan on Thu, 02/21/2019 - 18:10
The Wright Brothers pursuit of flight is chock-full of leadership lessons – the dos and don'ts perhaps – that are as useful for today’s leaders as ever. Many of these lessons and insights can be gleaned from historian David McCullough’s book on the Wright Brothers. Typical leadership books prescribe sets of actions or admonish readers to follow specific effective qualities.
Submitted by MKeegan on Fri, 02/15/2019 - 01:01
Regarding technology modernization, U.S. federal agencies have fallen behind that they will have to work aggressively just to catch up with basic private sector practice. On many levels, inertia has long plagued government IT, slowing modernization, and preventing the federal government from achieving IT advances and efficiencies commonplace in the private sector. However, things are beginning to change. New legislation, funding opportunities, and technologies are here to turn the tide.
Submitted by MKeegan on Thu, 02/07/2019 - 14:33
Today there’s much focus and discussion on the importance of data-driven decision making from using predictive analytics to leveraging the promise of AI. We see this in both private and public sectors. In the private sector, it tends to focus on making the “numbers” for stockholders and Wall Street. In the public sector, and in particular, government the key focus is on meeting mission outcomes and using evidence to do just that.