August 15, 2013 The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has created a set of guiding principles designed to help manage agency needs while maintaining mission effectiveness. This guidance requires agencies to not just consider budgeting effects of workforce size, but also the risks associated with contract labor and workforce capabilities.
Assessing Cyber Research and Development: What Progress Has Been Made and What Are the New Priorities?
July 25, 2013 In December 2011, the White House released a report entitled Trustworthy Cyberspace: Strategic Plan for the Federal Cybersecurity Research and Development Program, guiding federal R&D spending and priorities in cybersecurity. A year and a half later and in light of recent high-profile hackings and security breaches, how is federal cybersecurity research and development progressing?
June 27, 2013 Each agency has unqiue threats it must prepare for; however, as federal data moves to cloud, all agencies must take data into consideration in their COOP planning. From maintaining lines of communication, to ensuring access to information and its security, COOP plans are critical to national security and safety in times of distress.
June 26, 2013 Today’s government customer, whether constituent or stakeholder, is increasingly mobile and digital savvy, and holds high expectations for smart, secure and effective online services. The effect on agency mission accomplishment is profound, and the pressures are compounding for leadership and program managers to have digital, information-centric and mobile-first thinking as service delivery strategies evolve.
June 25, 2013 As federal agencies seek to meet rising performance demands while facing budgetary pressure, they are focusing on 3 key areas -- adopting emerging technologies; optimizing procurement; and fueling innovation.
June 20, 2013 Mobility is a rising topic in government, but it does not end with BYOD, tablets and mobile phones. Tactical communications, such as mobile radios, are key to many federal government efforts, and the new Tactical Communications (TacCom) procurement vehicle is streamlining procurement to create economies of scale and modernize communications.
June 19, 2013 Join us for an exciting look at several unique and successful digital government initiatives and hear first-hand how your peers answered these questions. We’ll dive into what worked, as well as what challenges arose and how they were overcome.
June 13, 2013 In this digital era, citizens and internal stakeholders expect high-value, robust, secure online services. Dynamic forces, including budgetary pressures, a rapidly evolving IT landscape, and increased expectations constantly push IT networks, and those who manage them, to the edge of their capabilities.
June 11, 2013 You have been challenged to find efficiencies in the management, operations, and technology of the programs under your purview. On June 11, join us for a holistic discussion on how you can best bring those efforts to bear on the challenge of budgeting and fiscal planning.
May 30, 2013 Federal demand for storage continues to grow at a dramatic rate while the cost and complexity of architecting, implementing, and managing storage infrastructures are often substantial. Agencies are asked to respond to the needs of both development and production environments while maintaining a critical balance of scalability, performance and efficiency.