December 3, 2013Underwritten by Oracle 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.
November 13, 2013Underwritten by Monster Government Solutions 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.
October 30, 2013Underwritten by SAS 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.
September 23, 2013Underwritten by Solutionz Inc. Video conferencing technologies are on the rise, and federal leaders are mandating its use more than ever. What your agency needs to know.
September 5, 2013Underwritten by Accenture How the Federal Government is keeping pace with digital government leaders around the world.
September 2, 2013Underwritten by Red Hat The Federal IT Shared Services Strategy requires that federal agencies first look at existing systems and services before considering new IT investments, but many are having difficulty with the transformation. In a recent Government Business Council survey of 300 federal managers, just 44 percent of respondents indicated that their agencies are really “shared-first.” Identifying which services should be moved to a shared model and finding existing providers are among the top challenges facing today’s federal leaders.
August 29, 2013Underwritten by Iron Mountain The Presidential Directive on Records Management outlines a clear future path for the proper storage, destruction and maintenance of paper and electronic agency records. The type of accurate and complete recordkeeping detailed by the Directive is also essential to compliance with other initiatives, including sequestration, the “Freeze the Footprint” Real Estate Mandate, the Executive Order on Open Data, continued progress on the Federal Data Center Consolidation Initiative (FDCCI) and a new focus on the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). Despite the high priority many federal leaders place on records management, agencies are in various stages of implementation.
July 22, 2013Underwritten by Dell Software Ask anyone today and you’ll hear that health care costs are astronomically high. National health care expenditures nearly doubled from 2000 to 2011, from $1,377.2 billion to $2,700.7 billion, and they continue to climb. Escalating health care costs have both direct and indirect effects on federal finances. Though agencies may not be able to affect the price of care themselves, steps can be taken to ensure that dishonest activity does not add to already inflated costs. With the uncertainty associated with the Affordable Care Act, curbing unnecessary spending is a top priority.
July 22, 2013Underwritten by Dell Software Data science is one of today’s hottest fields and one that is rife with competition. Projections indicate that employer demand requires that the United States increase the number of graduates with skills handling large amounts of data by as much as 60 percent. The federal government is one of the organizations most in need of data scientists, but hiring freezes, slashed training budgets and a lack of qualified candidates have all hampered the ability to recruit these types of professionals. Faced with such obstacles, agencies have been developing creative solutions to fill the hiring gap.