June 7, 2012Underwritten by Polycom Increasing mobile technology options offer a way for federal employees to cut travel and commuting costs and increase productivity, but are agencies making the most of it? Tablet usage has tripled and laptops are quickly replacing desktops in Washington, but 64% of federal employees say agencies are not meeting their mobile needs. Read this GBC report to learn: • Current mobility trends • The top challenges agencies face in expanding mobile options • How mobility can enhance your work experience
June 5, 2012Underwritten by DLT After Congress re-wrote the Federal Information Systems Management Act (FISMA) in 2010, it gave all federal agencies a deadline of September 30, 2012 to implement continuous monitoring software into their network security portfolio. As cyber attacks continue to grow, reaching a new high in 2011 according to OMB, federal agencies need every bit of leverage they can get in cyberspace. Read this Government Business Council report to learn: • How your agency can use continuous monitoring to address known vulnerabilities and discover new weaknesses • Why the Obama administration listed continuous monitoring as a top priority in FY2011 • Options to implement continuous monitoring at your agency
May 30, 2012Underwritten by SAP According to the Government Accountability Office (GAO), a full 5.5% of all government payments are improperly distributed. Add to this the many other incidents of fraud and abuse and the federal government is dealing with a serious fiscal issue. However, technology can help fight against the waste, fraud and abuse that agencies battle on a daily basis. Read this exclusive Government Business Council report to learn how technology has: • Helped the IRS with fraudulent tax returns and unpaid taxes • Confronted the DoD egregious problem of waste • Battled the huge amount of fraud facing Medicare
May 21, 2012Underwritten by Hughes Government Solutions Budget pressures have forced managers to trim vast networks of field offices. Some agencies have closed field offices entirely, but closures are not a panacea. Download this report to learn how a nationally managed network service can help deflate large technology budgets, sparing other program cuts.
May 15, 2012Underwritten by NetApp and Iron Bow Technologies Government operations are unique, with risks and rewards unlike the private sector. Traditional and legacy solutions can limit an agency’s operations, but improved information technology (IT) solutions, particularly storage solutions, can have a dramatic effect on agency performance. In this brief, we look at three key management issues and the potential for improved systems to save costs while increasing productivity and security.
April 5, 2012Underwritten by Booz Allen Hamilton Energy efficiency is a strategic objective for the Department of Defense (DoD), yet DoD managers believe established goals for reducing demand are too ambitious. Defense managers agree that the government should reduce its reliance on the commercial energy grid—but the established DoD goal of reducing demand by 30 percent before 2015 seems aggressive. Cost constraints, a culture resistant to energy efficient practices and conflicting priorities limit progress.
February 1, 2012Underwritten by Cisco Two billion people now use the Internet worldwide. In the United States alone, there are roughly 240 million Internet users. As our world becomes cyber and network dependent, so does the potential severity of attacks and their effects.
January 15, 2012Underwritten by EMC Over the past decade, the United States government has spent hundreds of billions of dollars to improve its ability to collect intelligence. The sheer amount and ever-increasing sophistication of information have overwhelmed analysis systems and processes. Finding the needed analytical tools and storage is the next step in the intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance revolution.
January 1, 2012Underwritten by OpenText With mandates for open and transparent processes, federal agencies are managing an increasing number of public information requests. Agencies are developing and refining their own engagement strategies and are employing new technologies in the process. Open government initiatives are also a chance to reform inefficient processes.
January 1, 2012 “Cloud computing has the potential to greatly reduce inefficiencies, increase data center efficiency and utilization rates, and lower operating costs,” former U.S. Chief Information Officer Vivek Kundra testified in 2010. In a recent survey of Government Executive subscribers, conducted by Government Business Council (GBC) in partnership with GTSI, the vast majority of respondents identify similar benefits. Yet many federal executives indicate that they are hesitant to adopt cloud-based solutions. Read this GBC report and learn: How much of the federal workload has been moved to the cloud What obstacles agencies face in cloud adoption What opportunities exist for cloud expansion