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Mitigating the National Security Impact of Cost Cutting: How to Ensure Innovation & Development in Lean Times

April 4, 2013 Join Nextgov and INSA on April 4th as we dive into the INSA Council on Technology and Innovation's initial white paper, Emerging Sciences and Technologies - Securing the National through Discovery and Innovation, and we look to the future and identity the key areas the IC must invest in today to remain competitive for tomorrow.

The Disconnect Between Cloud and Mobile Computing

March 28, 2013 Many agencies expect to take advantage of cloud services and software applications for mobile computing. But there are serious questions for agencies about reliability as well as fears that data stored on smartphones and tablets could be lost or might need to be wiped if devices are stolen. This discussion will explore the opportunities and challenges of moving agency operations to the cloud.

Big Data: Is It Working for Government?

March 27, 2013 The federal government invested $200 million last year to expand basic research in big data. Meanwhile agencies are experiencing varied success with their own big data initiatives. Some agencies are experimenting with open source data, others are appointing chief data officers. One thing is clear: Big data analysis is tough to do, but also a potential game changer for smarter and more efficient government.

Big Data Meets Shrinking Budgets

March 20, 2013 With budgets shrinking across the federal government, agencies are hoping they can leverage bigger, faster and smarter data analysis to make programs that evade the ax more efficient and effective. This includes spotting complex patterns of fraud in federal spending on grants, contracts and Medicare and Medicaid payments.

How Rapid Prototyping is Changing Defense Acquisitions for the Better

March 19, 2013 The Weapons Acquisition Reform Act of 2009 was instituted to help defense agencies make acquisitions and procurement faster and more efficient. In doing so, competitive prototyping emerged as one of the most efficient ways to align procurement needs while staying in budget. The Government Business Council (GBC) launched a survey and yielded over 450 responses about how the defense community is coping with changes to the acquisition process.

EAGLE: Exploring the Army’s New Procurement Vehicle

March 13, 2013 This webcast will provide an in-depth look into one of the largest procurement vehicles available in the Army today for logistic services. Speakers will walk you through the benefits of this new procurement vehicle, the benefits it will provide and offer perspectives from acquisitions experts in the industry.

Budget Town Hall

March 12, 2013 On March 12, join former U.S. Comptroller General David Walker and Government Executive for our bi-annual Budget Town Hall event. Walker, who is founder and CEO of the Comeback America Initiative and an expert on federal fiscal issues, will take your questions on the budget showdown, the realities of sequestration, and the way forward for responsible federal budgeting.

How Two Huge Providers are Adjusting to Budget Realities

March 7, 2013 The widespread adoption of electronic health records holds enormous promise for improving the quality and efficiency of healthcare across the United States. Few, if any, organizations have had more experience in this area than the Defense and Veterans Affairs departments, delivering care to millions of patients across all demographic groups.

Preparing for Retirement: Improving Your Income Security

February 26, 2013 Retirement is quickly approaching for many of today’s federal managers, but are you ready? In a recent Government Business Council, Government Executive Media Group’s research and analysis division, survey of over 1,100 federal managers, just 40% felt fully prepared for retirement.

Transforming Intelligence Operations Through IT

February 12, 2013 As the intelligence community moves into 2013, agencies need technology more than ever to continue to shape and improve intelligence operations. In light of shrinking budgets and fiscal concerns, intelligence leaders are looking towards the evolution of the IC IT Enterprise to streamline technology investments and enhance collaboration across all elements in the intelligence community.