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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.

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but unleashing the technology’s true capabilities often requires a cultural shift for most organizations held back by outdated policies and practices.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?

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.

Retirement Readiness: Where Do You Stand?

September 29, 2014 On September 29th, retirement planning expert and Government Executive columnist Tammy Flanagan will discuss the results of the assessment tool as well as answer your questions on where you stand on the retirement readiness scale.

Managing New Possibilities--Making Sense of Enterprise Mobility Management

September 17, 2014 Government agencies aren’t confined to the buildings they’re headquartered in anymore--workers carry their work on their mobile phones, tablets and other devices, multiplying the capabilities of each worker. But these new capabilities put pressure on managers to tailor this new working environment to their mission and formulate an enterprise mobility strategy. How can they manage productivity when workers are communicating from home, and how can they secure their networks when workloads leave the building with the worker?

Automating Compliance: Removing the Pain from Disclosure Management

September 10, 2014 Manually processing data is inefficient, costly and, puts a strain on people, resources and systems while causing compliance issues. For agencies in search of a better method, automation is the way to go. Enter: IBM’s Cognos Disclosure Management Solution. Cognos Disclosure Management (CDM) provides agencies with a secure and scalable process automation and reporting system.