Dr. Douglas Webster

WebsterDouglasDr. Webster is Director of Risk Management at USAID. He served a 21 year career in the USAF, followed by over 20 years of consulting to more than two dozen federal agencies. He also served as the CFO of the Department of Labor in the GW Bush Administration, and as the Deputy Director of the DoD Business Transformation Agency.

His involvement in ERM began in 2004 as part of an industry study group in ERM. In 2008 he led establishment of the Federal ERM Steering Group, an ad hoc group of federal executives that led to the first annual Federal ERM Summit. In 2011 he led the transition of that group into the Association for Federal Enterprise Risk Management and served as the association’s first president. As a member of the board of directors of Pentagon Federal Credit Union, he led that organization’s introduction to ERM, and he chaired the first board Enterprise Risk Committee.

Dr. Webster is a frequent speaker at national conferences on Enterprise Risk Management, has authored journal articles on risk management and cost management, and is co-author of Improving Government Decision Making through Enterprise Risk Management, a report from the IBM Center for the Business of Government. He is an instructor with the George Washington University Center for Excellence in Public Administration teaching ERM, and is co-author of three books, including Managing Risk and Performance: A Guide for Government Decision Makers.