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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
January 17, 2013 While mobile technology enables federal managers to work anytime, anywhere, it also makes the government more and more vulnerable to cyber threats. As employees increasingly use their devices to access classified information, it is imperative for network security features to move seamlessly to smartphone devices and tablets.
December 18, 2012 As government executives face new IT challenges relating to data, mobility, and cybersecurity, new and changing technologies have become crucial to understand. With the federal government setting high expectations on efficiency and innovation next year, how can you enter 2013 ready to keep your agency on the cutting edge of federal IT?