GOVERNMENT RESEARCH STUDIES, STATISTICS, REPORTS
Several months after the government shutdown of 2013, GBC launches a study on federal project management and how federal executives are aligning their missions with federal projects.
- ISSUE BRIEF As part of 2012’s Big Data Research and Development Initiative, six major agencies committed funding “to greatly improve the tools and techniques needed to access, organize and glean discoveries from huge volumes of data.” The Department of Defense (DoD) is one of the biggest investors, funding $250 million worth of big data projects each year. While most of the funding currently goes toward the development of autonomous systems and improving the situational awareness, the data processing power behind these capabilities could also be leveraged to improve program performance. Register now
- ISSUE BRIEF Though continuous monitoring has been “required” of agencies for several years, many lacked the inventory knowledge of their own systems to be able to implement continuous monitoring effectively. To close the gaps, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is taking steps to offer continuous monitoring as a service (CMaaS) to all civilian agencies, thereby giving agencies the support services they need to comply with previous mandates. Register now
- ISSUE BRIEF As government works to keep up with the mobile revolution, more applications are becoming available on personal devices. While these programs may simplify transactions and potentially decrease costs, they can also make the agency vulnerable to security breaches. One of the biggest threats is social engineering, a process by which a user is tricked into offering up information or access rights. Register now
- RESEARCH REPORT Retention and development are two important components to keeping any organization staffed with the right talent. Amid ongoing budget deficits, many federal agencies have been struggling in these efforts, resulting in skills gaps in many occupational areas. Register now
- ISSUE BRIEF The recent proliferation of data-producing technologies has generated new challenges for the U.S. national security community. Chief among these are cybersecurity, terrorism financing, insider threat, and border security. In countering these challenges, the difference between catastrophe and security comes down to the ability to effectively analyze data. Register now
- ISSUE BRIEF Government charge cards account for almost $30 billion in purchases, leaving plenty of opportunity for fraudsters. But agencies are fighting back with predictive analytics and the most modern data tools available. Register now
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- ISSUE BRIEF The failure of the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction to find $1.2 trillion in savings in November 2011 could trigger automatic spending cuts in both defense and domestic programs. Defense spending cuts will have an effect on the American economy, particularly in states with high federal, military, defense contractor and sub-contractor populations. Defense workers should prepare for change with flexibility. Register now
- RESEARCH REPORT Federal agencies struggle to reuse and dispose of personal property. Managers cite "slow and inefficient processes" as a central challenge and seek training. This report highlights the need for improvements and offers the General Services Administration's suggestions for making the most of federal personal property. Register now
- ISSUE BRIEF Is the new federal chief information officer, Steven VanRoekel, markedly different from his predecessor, Vivek Kundra? How will Kundra's ambitious IT agenda fare under the leadership of a new CIO? How will VanRoekel's leadership change the future of federal information technology, and the way the U.S. government works? Register now