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.
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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.
Though some federal agencies have made progress in shared service adoption and at least nine federal shared service providers (FSSPs) have emerged across various lines of business, widespread concerns over the implications of shared services are slowing further implementation of the 2012 Federal IT Shared Services Strategy. This in-depth study analyzes the myths challenging shared service adoption.
In the age of increased information collection, analysis and storage, nearly all organizations struggle to respond to and prevent ever-increasing security breaches and threats to their data. Personally identifiable information, health and financial data, trade secrets, and national security assets must all be protected, but traditional security measures are not enough. Insider threat is of particular concern.
Four years into the Open Government Initiative, Government Business Council examined how agencies can overcome the remaining challenges to full implementation.
Government charge cards account for almost $30 billion in purchases, leaving plenty of opportunity for fraudsters. But agencies are fighting back with predictive analytics and the most modern data tools available.
Video conferencing technologies are on the rise, and federal leaders are mandating its use more than ever. What your agency needs to know.
How the Federal Government is keeping pace with digital government leaders around the world.
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.
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.