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How Healthy Is Your Agency? It Could Be Time for a Checkup

January 20, 2015 Government departments and agencies are under increased pressure to perform effectively in the midst of budgetary and political uncertainty, but a high grade for performance doesn’t necessarily make for a clean bill of organizational health. Over the decades, there have been initiatives (for example, National Partnership for Reinventing Government and...

4 Ways to Get Better People in the SES

July 26, 2013 Earlier this month, the Senate and the White House devoted significant time and political capital to trying to break the logjam of stalled confirmations of presidential nominees. Indeed, filling our nation’s top political positions is crucial. But a task that’s perhaps almost as crucial—yet gets much less attention—is ensuring that...

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    In order to better understand the current state of external and internal-facing agency workplace applications, Government Business Council (GBC) and Riverbed undertook an in-depth research study of federal employees. Overall, survey findings indicate that federal IT applications still face a gamut of challenges with regard to quality, reliability, and performance management.

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    This white paper explores NIST SP 800-171 and why compliance is critical to federal government contractors, especially those that work with the Department of Defense, as well as how leveraging PIV-I credentialing with multifactor authentication can be used as a defense against cyberattacks

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    This research study aims to understand how state and local leaders regard their agency’s innovation efforts and what they are doing to overcome the challenges they face in successfully implementing these efforts.

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    The U.S. healthcare industry is rapidly moving away from traditional fee-for-service models and towards value-based purchasing that reimburses physicians for quality of care in place of frequency of care.

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    Federal leaders weigh in on the state of information security

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