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Information Collection: The Key to Better Decision Making

Information on equipment, facilities, utilities, vehicles, and other assets has never been more important for agency mission execution, but collection continues to pose a challenge. To make information collection more efficient and effective, federal agencies can take advantage of existing communication technologies.

Information Collection at Core of Continuing Contractor Accountability Issues

More than two years after a government watchdog reported tens of billions in contracting waste in Iraq and Afghanistan, federal agencies continue to struggle to account for contractor activity.

Smart Data for Smart Decision-Making

The federal government has begun realizing the promise of big data to enhance mission-effectiveness, but gaps in capabilities and understanding could hold agencies back from fully leveraging it.

Federal Tech Execs Pessimistic About White House IT Priorities

Federal IT managers are uneasy about the Obama Administration's 2014 priorities. Did the Healthcare.gov saga have anything to do with it?

Defense Acquisition Reform: Is Something Different this Time?

Defense acquisition reform has recently become a hot topic again for the defense community. Though acquisition reform has been attempted again and again over the last 50 years, circumstances today suggest structural reform may actually be possible now.

Why Public-Private Partnerships are Essential for Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity

Cyber threats to U.S. critical infrastructure continue to grow in number and sophistication. To mitigate these threats, government and industry can work together to develop a healthy information sharing partnership.

Striving for Federated Identity Management in Emergency Management and Healthcare

Federal agencies are focused on identity and access management like never before. By linking electronic identities across multiple platforms, agencies can improve collaboration while lowering costs.

Shared Services: Creating Efficiencies for All Parties

As deadlines approach, agencies must decide whether to become shared service providers or consolidate and use the services of another organization.

The Road Ahead: Three Years After Cloud First

For a variety of reasons, from budgetary to operational, cloud environments offer significant advantages over legacy systems. Despite these advantages, agencies have been slow in moving to the cloud, and progress has been inconsistent.

Does Federal Employee Performance Matter? Two Graphs Suggest Not

Survey data from the 2013 Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey and a recent GBC study suggests agencies have a long way to go to meet high-level performance goals.