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.
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.
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.
May 2, 2013 Join us as Tammy Flanagan, Senior Benefits Director of the National Institute of Transition Planning, Inc., reviews what you need to know during a furlough, and how potential changes in the law may affect your future retirement benefits.
April 24, 2013 Technology has the power to transform government operations and improve services to citizens. But such transformation is possible only when key people are willing to step out of their comfort zones, re-imagine how agencies can better fulfill their missions, take risks and act boldly.
April 18, 2013 Careers in cyber security are on the fast track, as federal agencies demand qualified professionals to combat a growing number of daily cyber attacks from around the world. The Department of Homeland Security has been at the forefront of the effort to educate and groom tomorrow’s cyber workforce.
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.