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The State of Defense Acquisition

October 6, 2015 In 2010, the DOD launched the Better Buying Power initiative in an effort to simply and improve its acquisition of products and services. In April of 2015, Pentagon acquisition head Frank Kendall released the updated, Better Buying Power 3.0, which renews focus on long-term R&D and achieving dominant capabilities through technical excellence and encouraging private sector innovation. The renewed initiative will focus on long term investments such as cybersecurity, big data, advanced computing, robotics, and other investments to maintain U.S. technological superiority. After five years and three iterations of Better Buying Power, what is the "State of Defense Acquisition"?

SAS Government Leadership Forum: Analytics in Action

October 6, 2015 Today more than ever, data is interwoven in our lives. We know the positive, progressive things that big data enables. We’ve also seen the dark side, marked by cybercrime, fraud, privacy breaches and more. To make better decisions faster that lead to real change, it’s crucial that everyone involved in those decisions has access to the right information. SAS® makes this possible.

Category Management: An End-to-End Transformation in Federal Procurement

September 29, 2015 Category management, identified as one of the administration’s key initiatives, has the potential to transform Federal procurement through enhanced collaboration across agencies and engagement with industry. Listen in to understand how government can best utilize category management to buy smarter on behalf of the American taxpayer.

Veterans: The New Battleground

September 29, 2015 Defense One and Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America will once again team up to produce “Veterans: The New Battleground," an event featuring top leaders and experts on the most urgent issues facing veterans. This event will continue dialogue and drill down into impact areas affecting veterans.

Optimize Your Operations by Rethinking Federal Workforce Services Contracting

September 25, 2015 Because of employee headcount limits, agency officials often turn to staff augmentation in order to secure specialized, skilled, and experienced personnel. However, staff augmentation can be a budget buster; in some instance, the cost of using contract labor can be 80% higher than employing someone. Join the upcoming viewcast to discover how some innovative federal leaders are addressing this conundrum by leveraging internal and external service providers.

Smoothing the Transition to Retirement

September 22, 2015 Join us for a discussion about what federal employees can do to make the most of their retirement. This viewcast will focus on understanding the balancing act between federal retirement benefits, Social Security and the Thrift Savings plan. It also will clear up common misperceptions about planning for retirement involving such issues as taxes, survivor benefits and Medicare.

Responding to Future Cyber Attacks with Incident Response

September 15, 2015 The government faces hundreds of thousands of attempted data breaches each year, and as we've seen in the recent headlines, sometimes the hackers get in. A proper incident response plan can be the difference between catastrophic damage from compromised or stolen data and a hacker simply getting in the front door without fruitful results.

E-Signature Summit for Government

September 10, 2015 This event will provide the practical guidance and tools you need to leverage e-signatures within your department, agency or area of responsibility.

Nextgov Prime

September 9, 2015 The mission of Nextgov Prime is to provide today’s and tomorrow’s federal IT decision-makers and influencers with insight into technological innovations to improve how the government works. Prime will convene technology CXOs, innovators and thought leaders to explore ideas and discuss solutions to current challenges and critical issues in the government of tomorrow.

Preparing Your Agency for Next Gen Cyber Attacks

August 27, 2015 On August 27th, attend this digital event to learn how you can enhance your agency’s threat intel.