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How Can Agencies Better Conduct Workforce Planning?

9 out of 10 federal managers say competency data would help with workforce planning, yet fewer than half are collecting it.

Data-Driven Government: So Close, Yet So Far Away

If agencies are to marry performance with data, they’ll have to invest in their people as well as technology.

A New Framework for a Troubled Civil Service

The civil service system for hiring and managing federal employees is quickly becoming obsolete. A new report presented at Excellence in Government 2014 explains why and offers a model for structural reform.

U.S. Agriculture Secretary’s 3 Reasons Self-Promotion Matters

In the effort to boost public sector morale, it’s all about celebrating successes.

Former U.S. CTO Aneesh Chopra speaking at EIG 2014

Open Data at Core of New Governance Paradigm

Former U.S. CTO Aneesh Chopra lays out his blueprint for a more open, innovative government. The key, he suggests, lies with each and every government employee.

Planning for a Robust Federal Workforce

Better data on employee competencies can assist federal managers with workforce planning, but few agencies have established formalized processes to link this information with strategic decision-making.

58% of Feds Say Their Agency Isn't Formally Tracking Their Competencies

Survey respondents indicate that their agencies gather information on employee competencies informally or not at all

Real-Time Analytics: The Key to Keeping Pace With Big Health Data

For federal agencies, the move to a next-generation real-time analytics platform could mean the difference between being overwhelmed with health data and being part of the next major medical breakthrough.

Understanding Insider Threats Through Data Loss Prevention

After 2013 saw incredible growth in the number of insider threats, federal agencies are scrambling to find technological solutions to bolster information security.

Two Agencies Responsible for 85 Percent of Open Data Site

Federal agencies have posted nearly 70,000 datasets to the government's open data website in the last year, but some agencies are proving to be much more open than others.