Welcome to Risk Chats, AFERM’s podcast that focuses on Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) in the Federal space. Candid insights and perspectives from some of the U.S. Government’s most recognized Chief Risk Officers and Risk Management professionals.
Episode 13: ERM Book – Beyond the Basics
Today we speak with authors of the new book about Federal ERM entitled Public Sector Enterprise Risk Management: Advancing Beyond the Basics. Join us as we speak with Cynthia Vitters, Sean Vineyard and Ken Fletcher about the book, their chapters and chapters contributed by other authors in our Federal ERM community!
Episode 12: ERM at the HUD OIG
On this episode we check in with Jonelle Pianta, CRO at the HUD OIG, to discuss why the OIG decided to start their own ERM program, the unique challenges an OIG faces, audits of ERM programs and why your agency’s OIG may want to consider setting up its own ERM program. Thanks to AGA this week for the use of the AGA podcast studio!
Episode 11: GAO’s High-Risk List
Join us as we chat with Don Kettl, author of Managing Risk, Improving Results: Lessons for Improving Government Management from GAO’s High-Risk List. We discuss the history of the list, root causes and “root solutions,” strategies to stay off the list, and how this is all relevant to your ERM efforts!
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Episode 10: ERM at King County
On this episode, we chat with Jennifer Hills from King County’s ERM program. Learn about the innovative approach King County has implemented to take calculated risks for the benefit of the government’s mission! This episode provides a great example of ERM implemented at the state and local level.
Episode 9: ERM at Ginnie Mae
This episode, Paul and Tal speak with Jason Leecost at Ginnie Mae about their ERM program, including risk profiles, risk taxonomy and a unique approach to risk appetite.
Episode 8: ERM at CNCS
On this episode we speak with Lori Giblin, Chief Risk Officer at the Corporation for National and Community Service, about their ERM and internal controls programs.
Episode 7: ERM at USDA RD
Today we speak with Jacki Ponti-Lazaruk, Chief Risk Officer at USDA Rural Development. The focus of the podcast is the importance of communication to a successful ERM program.
Episode 6: ERM at NIH
This week Paul chats with Meredith Stein from the NIH. They discuss NIH’s Risk Champions, how they put together their risk profile, education and training, and many more topics!
Episode 5: ERM at PBGC
On this episode, Paul chats with Nicole Puri, Risk Management Officer at the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation, about the importance of an independent role for a CRO, how to demonstrate the value of ERM to agency stakeholders and the interaction between the CRO and Inspector General.
Episode 4: ERM at the U.S. Coast Guard
Today Paul and Tal chat with the Deputy CFO and CRO of the Coast Guard, Craig Bennett. We talk about Black Swans and how the Coast Guard prioritizes its mission and mission support risks.
Episode 3: RIMS-CRMP-Fed Micro-Credential
On this episode, we talk to Todd Grams and Cynthia Vitters about the RIMS-CRMP-Fed Micro-Credential. What is it? What are the benefits of obtaining it? Is there a prep course? Learn all this and more, then use these links for registration & study materials:
Episode 2: ERM at HUD Public and Indian Housing
On this episode, we speak with Wendell Conner from HUD PIH about the journey to gain acceptance of the ERM program, the importance of incorporating operational risks into the register (especially gaining stakeholder buy-in!) and how ERM can add real value to an organization.
Episode 1: ERM at the IRS
On our inaugural episode, we chat with the IRS’ Chief Risk Officer, Tom Brandt. We discuss one of the most mature ERM programs in the Federal government, establishing the credibility of the program amongst senior leadership, gaining buy-in and some of the IRS’ unique risk and challenges.