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Igniting Innovation: How Cloud is Improving the Business of Government

December 16, 2014 Cloud services are playing a major role in government – helping accelerate innovation, providing a path to enterprise services, and increasing efficiencies. Since the U.S. Administration's "Cloud First" mandate of 2010, Federal agencies have sought IT-as-a-Service solutions that can help manage new and existing IT infrastructure and achieve the full benefits and promise of cloud. Hybrid cloud solutions are allowing agencies meet the challenges of transitioning their infrastructure to the cloud and still meet the rigorous agility, scale, security and compliance needs of mission-critical applications.

How to Thwart the Government Insider Threat

December 10, 2014 Through malicious action or negligence, insiders with access to critical assets may wreak as much havoc as any outside adversary with as little as a few keystrokes. Modern cybersecurity plans need to include an insider threat protection strategy, but what does that actually look like for government? Our panelists will discuss how to assess and guard against insider threats and how to formulate a protection strategy that will keep your information where it is supposed to be.

Driving Operations Through Analytics

December 9, 2014 Organizations are beginning to realize the potential of data analytics to prevent and detect fraud, improve citizen engagement and drive better decision-making. Analytics has already proven to be a transformative technology when embedded into daily decision operations and processes, but unleashing the technology’s true capabilities often requires a cultural shift for most organizations held back by outdated policies and practices. Watch this rebroadcast as panelists discuss successful implementations of analytics, the challenges inherent in doing so, and future real-world possibilities of this rapidly emerging technology.

Roadmapping the Future of Cloud Computing

December 4, 2014

On this panel, we’ll hear from experts at the forefront of cloud innovation on successes in federal cloud computing to date and what needs to be addressed to ensure the long-term advancement of cloud computing in government. 

Forecasting the Agency Threat Landscape in 2015

December 2, 2014 The age of the Internet of Things is here, and with this new age comes a hyper-connected Internet infrastructure that calls on federal agencies to react to the rapid emergence of new technologies, along with a new host of potential threats. Both high-profile private sector and government networks have fallen victim to an increased number of attacks that include nation states, hacktivist groups and cadres of cyber criminals. How do federal agencies effectively manage the constant evolution of new technology while forecasting the threat landscape that is constantly changing within it?

Disrupting the Status Quo: New Directions for Information Management in Government

December 2, 2014 Join us on Wednesday, December 2, and come learn about new ways of thinking about your records program and how strategic changes to approach, process and policies will enable your agency with faster access, storage and management practices.

More Data, More Value: Using Big Data to Improve the Business of Government

November 13, 2014 Big data is changing the business of government. Many agencies have turned to a platform-based approach that bundles big data tools like analytics and information management software together. This innovative approach to managing an ever-growing deluge of disparate data, allows agencies to simplify their IT landscape and make the most of their limited budget dollars.

Data Transparency: The DATA Act and Beyond

November 5, 2014 The Digital Accountability and Transparency (DATA) Act will revamp how the federal government catalogs its spending data, forcing openness, transparency and accountability on data sets once relegated to disparate government databases. Open data has the power to transform government and society, yet even as the government begins to open up its data through mandates like the DATA Act, challenges in implementation and other barriers exist. This session will discuss how to prepare now and what’s important to consider.

Workforce & Succession Planning in an Age of Austerity

November 4, 2014 Join Government Executive for this digital livestream as our panelists will discuss best practices in succession planning, recruiting and retaining new talent and wow to plan for a future when a large percentage of today’s workforce will soon retire.

Rise of the Video Conference: How Federal Communication is Changing

October 30, 2014 Like workers in any industry, federal employees often attend events or watch online sessions to educate themselves and keep track of changes in their work environments. One of these changes is the shift in such events themselves--fewer federal workers are attending events and more are attending webinars, just as their workplaces become more mobile and their agencies adopt communications tools that allow them to convene over video chats and work on projects from multiple locations. The trends are only part of the growing list of options for federal workers to communicate with each other and stay on top of industry best practices--and on October 30, we will discuss the future of government meeting and communicating.