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Presidential Transition Roadmap

December 21, 2012Underwritten by arrow Countless studies have contributed valuable work to the study of presidential transitions, but a large gap exists in the study of incumbent reelections. The Government Business Council (GBC) has combined secondary and primary research gleaned from a survey, expert interviews, and written testimonials to provide federal managers with a thorough guide to surviving a second term transition.

Taking the Action to the Cloud: 3 Game-Changing Applications of the Next Big Technology Trend

December 14, 2012Underwritten by arrow Cloud computing has had its breakout moment and has dominated government IT discussion for years. So what's coming next? We spoke to the experts at NIST, and present the next big thing and how it will bring new capabilities across the board.

The Technologist's Guide to 2013

November 20, 2012Underwritten by , , , and arrow "Technology is a system based on the application of knowledge, manifested in physical objects and organizational forms for the attainment of specific goals,”according to Rudi Volti, technology expert at Pitzer College. In government, these goals include the support of mission-critical operations, and through research and development, the discovery of new problems needing attention. Thus, technology is always changing, and predicting key trends for the coming year is no easy feat. The Government Business Council (GBC), the research and analysis division of Government Executive Media Group, has accepted this challenge, combing through our own archives and those of our talented editorial teams at Government Executive and Nextgov to track the shift of technology investment in the federal government. Our research has turned up six technologies that will have staying power in 2013 and beyond: big data, data center consolidation, health IT, mobility, cybersecurity, and cloud computing.

Retirement Planning

October 31, 2012Underwritten by and arrow Under the Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS), as long as a federal employee worked 20 to 30 years in government, their benefits were guaranteed, no matter the length of retirement. Since 1983, the federal government has been operating under the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS), which leaves much of the responsibility of retirement planning up to the individual.

Chief Learning Officers: Teaching the Government's Workforce

October 22, 2012Underwritten by arrow Federal agencies in the coming year will have to deal with ongoing budget cuts, a graying workforce, and potentially sequestration. Training will be a vital component in agency efforts to overcome these challenges.

5 of the Most Innovative Government Big Data Projects

July 10, 2012Underwritten by arrow Anyone who has ever asked Siri, Apple’s automated personal assistant, for directions or to make an appointment has used a government big data project. Siri’s debut has coincided with the largest explosion of data in history.To deal with this massive growth, the federal government recently announced investments in big data projects totaling $200 million.These are five of the most of innovative and impactful projects the government is investing in, and how they aim to drive further innovation.

Governing by the Numbers: 3 Ways Data is Changing How Agencies Improve Performance

July 2, 2012Underwritten by arrow In 2007, just half of all federal managers reported using performance measurement data in setting program priorities. That percentage was down about ten points from 1997. Both Congress and the White House have recently initiated efforts to spur better collection and use of performance data to improve agency performance.Three areas, agency budgeting and planning, performance evaluations, and regulatory oversight, will undergo the most significant changes in how agencies serve the American people.

WikiLeaks Two Years Later: Does the Pentagon Still Trust its Employees?

June 5, 2012Underwritten by arrow May 2012 marks the two-year anniversary of the arrest of Pfc. Bradley Manning, allegedly responsible for the leaking of hundreds of thousands of classified documents to WikiLeaks. The Department of Defense and national security infrastructure have worked diligently in the past two years to plug security gaps with some progress. Yet, such efforts may not be entirely benign, as many projects seek to monitor the activities of employees, and may even be monitoring personal correspondences.

Leading by Example? Federal Agencies and Energy Efficiency

April 26, 2012Underwritten by arrow In October 2009, President Obama ordered federal agencies to "lead by example," to lead the way in achieving greater energy efficiency. Almost three years later, this report examines how agencies are really performing, and what issues they are facing. Presented Thursday April 26, 2012 to some of the most senior leaders in the federal government, this report features the definitive findings of a survey of federal managers on agency sustainbility performance. Download this report to learn: -How your agency stacks up against other agencies in sustainability -What the major obstacles facing agencies are -How federal managers view green policies and what they expect for the future of green governance.

How Far, How Fast: Is the US Keeping Pace with its Peers in Cloud Computing?

April 10, 2012Underwritten by arrow Governments worldwide are looking to the cloud to accomplish the seemingly impossible: improve and expand services to citizens, while cutting costs. The U.S. government has adopted a “cloud first” strategy and is pushing agencies to actively migrate services to the cloud. But how does the United States compare against other nation’s cloud initiatives? In this report, we look at how policymakers in three countries – the United States (U.S.), the United Kingdom (U.K.), and Australia – have moved from strategy to action when it comes to enabling government services with cloud computing.