March 5, 2013Underwritten by Booz Allen Hamilton An efficient and effective defense acquisitions process is vital to the success and safety of the modern warfighter. In order to assess the state of the defense acquisitions process, the Government Business Council undertook a comprehensive research project that surveyed defense managers about the current acquisition process.
March 4, 2013Underwritten by CA Technologies One of the greatest concerns for Chief Information Officers (CIOs) in the coming years will be rolling out new applications and service functionality. However, budgetary pressures mean agencies must be concerned with the bottom line more than ever.
February 26, 2013Underwritten by Brocade In an effort to reduce energy usage and IT costs, federal leadership has mandated the closing of hundreds, possibly thousands, of data centers across the country. But most agencies are still having trouble realizing cost savings and reduced energy usage.
Leveraging the Power of High Performance Analytics: Smarter Decisions, Better Outcomes, Faster Than Ever Before
January 22, 2013Underwritten by SAS In response to mounting budget and organizational challenges, senior federal leadership have turned to data analytics to improve mission-effectiveness.
January 22, 2013Underwritten by Adobe Defense agencies are undergoing a mobile transformation, but most managers don't expect significant growth due to security concerns.
November 12, 2012Underwritten by Autonomy Thousands of decisions are made by employees at all levels of government, but the tools decision makers need have not kept up with the times. Spreadsheets and databases cannot handle all types of data, so potential issues regularly go unnoticed. To find the origins of a problem, organizations often have to delve into unstructured data or “human information” to find out who knew what, when and where.
October 9, 2012Underwritten by Deloitte Competing priorities are slowing down federal government efficiency. Just 29 percent of federal managers surveyed give high marks to the efficiency of their agency and 16 percent say the same about the federal government as a whole. In this research report, GBC identified eight federal cost areas— payments, oversight and compliance, property management, redundancy, contract resource management, technology, workforce, and acquisitions and procurement—and asked federal managers surveyed to rank their efficiency. Read on to learn: -Which cost areas contribute most to federal inefficiency -What is the top challenge when it comes to reducing inefficiency -Which steps pose the largest obstacles for managers in cutting costs -How agencies are overcoming these challenges and completing successful cost reduction initiatives
October 3, 2012Underwritten by IBM As the November presidential election nears, it seems increasingly unlikely that lawmakers will come to a consensus on how to reduce government spending. Such indecision would put the sequestration clause into effect. Are you prepared for sequestration? Here are 3 survival strategies to help you navigate the road ahead.