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Biggest Shared Service Myths

Federal agencies are being asked to follow the 2012 Federal IT Shared Services Strategy which requires them to utilize existing systems and services before considering new IT investments. Though fairly new to the U.S. government, shared services are widely used by other public sector governments and industries interested in increasing efficiency. As federal agencies consider migrating their operations to shared services, some myths may inhibit federal agencies from taking the leap. As a result, Accenture partnered with the Government Business Council to debunk some of the biggest myths surrounding shared services.

How Can Your Agency Handle Massive Amounts of Data Effectively?

Research agencies are inundated with unprecedented and massive amounts of data, but they do not necessarily have the tools to ensure that this data is fully utilized.

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How to Identify Your Agency's Dark Data & What to Do About It

Dark data, information that agencies collect with the intention of using but fail to do so effectively, is a growing concern for federal agencies. Exposing this dark data could be the first step toward generating valuable insights that would enhance decision-making.

Ensuring Defense Contractor Accountability

Few defense agencies will be able to avoid making difficult personnel cuts as the Pentagon struggles to meet budget reduction requirements and prepares for an era of leaner military might. To mitigate the consequences of these cuts and ensure they fall fairly on both federal employees and contracted personnel, defense agencies are seeking a total view of their resources

Down to Earth: Making Cloud Computing a Reality

Federal agencies grappling with implementing Cloud First mandates face staffing challenges and lengthy procurement processes, making it difficult to take advantage of cloud technologies. While there are initial challenges, cloud computing holds the potential to play a major role in increasing government efficiency and service delivery. This infographic reveals the major steps to a successful cloud migration, drawing upon original survey research from Accenture and Government Business Council.

Map: 15 National Parks Most Affected by the October Shutdown

The October 2013 government shutdown cost local communities over $414 million in tourism and visitor spending, says the National Park Service.

Cloud in 2014: Cloud's Biggest Year Yet

Cloud’s growth in the federal government over the last several years has been nothing short of explosive.

Smart Data Briefing Event Recap

GBC and Booz Allen Hamilton teamed up with KCnext to present new research on the impact big data is having across the federal government. The Twitter-sphere offers a brief but informative recap of the event.

The 2014 QDR: A Pentagon Strategy that Delivers, well, Strategy

Using a 2010 panel's recommendations as a guide, the 2014 QDR shows the Pentagon is making progress on several fronts.

Empowering Smart Decision-Making Through Smart Data

A recent wave of Big Data initiatives has agencies focused on how they can best leverage data to improve performance.