Mission Is Possible
Building Stronger Communities Through Improved Disaster Resilience

Building Stronger Communities Through Improved Disaster Resilience

February 19, 2021

In this episode of Mission Is possible, host Sasha O'Connell sat down with community Public Health and Emergency Management trailblazer, Dr. Goulda Downer. Dr. Downer is a recognized leader in strengthening the nation's HIV clinical workforce with racial and ethnic minority communities. Following her successes in Public Health, Dr. Downer has now set her sights on addressing disaster inequities through community engagement. 

 

Dr. Downer and Sasha O'Connell discuss:

  • Building resilience in underserved communities
  • Strategies to shape engaged and prepared communities
  • Best practices in achieving diverse leadership in emergency management
  • How to give every community member a voice in the effort to prepare for weather and climate disasters

For more information on the series, visit: https://guidehouse.com/insights/national-security/2020/mission-is-possible-podcast-series 

Lessons Learned - Series Wrap-Up

Lessons Learned - Series Wrap-Up

January 11, 2021

Tune in to hear representatives from Guidehouse's National Security team discuss their personal experiences and lessons learned from past presidential transitions. 

 

For more information on the series, visit: https://guidehouse.com/insights/national-security/2020/presidential-transition-podcast-mini-series

Anne Witkowsky, The Importance of Strong Leadership

Anne Witkowsky, The Importance of Strong Leadership

December 18, 2020

Guidehouse’s Patricia Cogswell and Anne Witkowksy, former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Stability and Humanitarian Affairs, discuss Anne’s experiences with transitions at both DoS and the NSC.

 

For more information on the series, visit: https://guidehouse.com/insights/national-security/2020/presidential-transition-podcast-mini-series

Michael Daniel, A View From Inside the White House

Michael Daniel, A View From Inside the White House

December 7, 2020

Sasha O’Connell sits down with Michael Daniel, former Special Assistant to President Obama and Cybersecurity Coordinator on the National Security Council Staff. Michael shares his perspective on the most successful transitions he experienced and what made them so smooth.

 

For more information on the series, visit: https://guidehouse.com/insights/national-security/2020/presidential-transition-podcast-mini-series

Jim Williams, GSA’s Leadership Role in Transitions

Jim Williams, GSA’s Leadership Role in Transitions

November 30, 2020

Patricia Cogswell, a Strategic Advisor for Guidehouse’s National Security Segment, catches up with former Acting Administrator of the GSA, Jim Williams. Together they reflect on what makes a Presidential transition successful.

 

For more information on the series, visit: https://guidehouse.com/insights/national-security/2020/presidential-transition-podcast-mini-series

Lindsay Rodman, Cracking Open the Process to Enhance Diversity

Lindsay Rodman, Cracking Open the Process to Enhance Diversity

November 23, 2020

Mission is Possible host Sasha O’Connell and Lindsay Rodman, Executive Director of LCWINS, discuss ways that transition teams can help to create more diverse leadership across the national security sector.

 

For more information on the series, visit: https://guidehouse.com/insights/national-security/2020/presidential-transition-podcast-mini-series

I’m Chip Fulghum, I think I’m your Acting

I’m Chip Fulghum, I think I’m your Acting

November 16, 2020

Chip Fulghum, former Deputy Undersecretary of Management and CFO of DHS, and Guidehouse Senior Strategic Advisor Chris Cummiskey reflect on their experience at DHS undergoing Presidential transitions and the challenges and successes they faced.

 

For more information on the series, visit: https://guidehouse.com/insights/national-security/2020/presidential-transition-podcast-mini-series

John Pistole: Change is the Constant in Life

John Pistole: Change is the Constant in Life

November 9, 2020

John Pistole, Anderson University President and former Administrator of the TSA and Deputy Director of the FBI, joins Guidehouse’s Patricia Cogswell to discuss their shared experience at TSA and John’s perspective on experiencing a Presidential transition from the career and political appointee sides.

 

For more information on the series, visit: https://guidehouse.com/insights/national-security/2020/presidential-transition-podcast-mini-series

Trailer for Presidential  Transition Mini-Series

Trailer for Presidential Transition Mini-Series

October 30, 2020

Whether it is the transition to the second term of a sitting Administration or the transition to a new administration, life inside dynamic national security departments and agencies gets even more so from election to inauguration and onward to the first “100” days. In this special spin-off series, Guidehouse and the American University School of Public Affairs host a series of conversations with former senior officials from across the National Security Sector. 

Amping Up Your NSS Career Readiness - How to be Competitive as a Candidate in the COVID-19 Era

Amping Up Your NSS Career Readiness - How to be Competitive as a Candidate in the COVID-19 Era

August 28, 2020

Panelists lead a conversation on how young professionals and students should best position themselves for success in the National Security Sector. This episode is a joint project with FedUpward. 

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