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.
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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.
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.
As deadlines approach, agencies must decide whether to become shared service providers or consolidate and use the services of another organization.
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.
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.
How will current E-Government initiatives shape the relationship between government and citizens in 2025?
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.
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.
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.