Conversations with Authors Doug Brook and Maureen Hartney on Managing the Government’s Executive Talent

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The Business of Government Radio Hour, hosted by Michael J. Keegan, features a conversation with a federal executive who is changing the way government does business. The executives discuss their careers and the management challenges facing their organizations. Guests include administrators, chief financial officers, chief information officers, chief operating officers, commissioners, controllers, directors, and undersecretaries.

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Doug_Brook-Maureen_Hartney.jpgThe management of the federal workforce—including executives—will be a critical factor in the next president’s success. How do we strengthening federal senior leadership, including political appointees and career executives, and enhancing their collaboration? Join host Michael Keegan as he explores this subject with Doug Brook and Maureen Hartney authors of Managing the Government’s Executive Talent.


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Douglas-Brook.jpgDouglas A. Brook is Visiting Professor of the Practice in the Sanford School of Public Policy at Duke University. He is also professor emeritus at the Naval Postgraduate School, where he had served as professor, dean of the Graduate School of Business and Public Policy, and director of the Center for Defense Management Research.

From 2007 to 2009, Brook served first as Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Financial Management & Comptroller) and later as Acting Undersecretary of Defense (Comptroller) and Chief Financial Offcer. In 1992 he was Acting Director of the Office of Personnel Management and from 1990 to 1992 he served as Assistant Secretary of the Army (Financial Management). Dr. Brook holds a bachelor’s degree in political science and a Master of Public Administration degree from the University of Michigan. In 2001 he earned his Ph.D. in Public Policy at George Mason University.


Maureen-Hartney.jpgMaureen Hartney is a master’s student in the Sanford School of Public Policy at Duke University. After earning dual bachelor’s degrees from the University of Florida in political science and history, she was commissioned through the Reserve Offcer Training Corps into the Air Force as an Intelligence Offcer. She served on active duty for six years and was stationed in Germany as well as northern Virginia. While in Germany, Hartney deployed to Afghanistan within A-10C squadron and also supported NATO forces during the 2011 Libya conflict.

Hartney was most recently a Rosenthal and Carlucci Congressional Fellow serving in the office of Rep. John Conyers, Jr. She holds a master’s degree in Interdisciplinary Studies and International Relations from the University of Oklahoma, and a graduate certificate in China: Intelligence Concerns from the National Intelligence University. Her current graduate study at Duke focuses on national security, defense and acquisition issues,
economics and effective public management.

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Michael Keegan - Host, The Business of Government Hour and Managing Editor, The Business of Government Magazine


Fall 2015 Edition


From forging a unity of effort in homeland security to strategizing today how to field the U.S. Army of tomorrow; to pursuing affordable housing, eliminating fraud, waste, and abuse in healthcare, and securing cyberspace, this issue of The Business of Government magazine delves into a diverse set of topics and public management issues facing us today. Join Michael Keegan as he presents the leadership stories of a select group of public servants and thought leaders—merging real-world experience with practical scholarship.




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