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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.

Accountable E-Government the Key to Tomorrow's Digital Society

How will current E-Government initiatives shape the relationship between government and citizens in 2025?

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.