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Clement Christensen

Clement Christensen is a research analyst at the Government Business Council. He holds an undergraduate degree in International Affairs and Anthropology from the George Washington University.
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Forecasting Fraud with Predictive Analytics

October 1, 2013 Several recent high profile scandals have brought charge card programs under scrutiny. It is for this reason that Congress passed the Government Charge Card Abuse Act of 2012, which chiefly ordered agencies to put in place policies detailing disciplinary measures in instances of fraud or abuse. Charge cards account for...

Video Conferencing Mandates: What Your Agency Needs to Know

September 23, 2013 In the past three years, federal leaders from agency chiefs to President Obama have mandated the use of video conferencing, citing the need to reduce travel spending, increase collaboration, and improve productivity in the federal government. As Congress and agencies look for ways to improve operations during the sequester, they...

Keeping Pace: A Norwegian Case Study for Digital Government

September 5, 2013 It seems more and more often that news outlets are publishing stories of the successes of Nordic governments. Wealthy economies, 30 days of vacation by law, and government-prepared tax forms that can be reviewed, filed, and paid from a smartphone in seconds. Despite the majority of praise being attributed to...

In the Eye of the Storm: Public Sector Leadership in the Logistics of Disaster Relief

July 10, 2013 By 2014, an average of 375 million people per year will be affected by climate-related disasters, more than 50 percent greater than last decade’s average. To provide aid to those in need, a vast network of NGOs has arisen to raise funds and provide materials. However, these organizations are quickly...

Infographic: The New Era of COOP Planning

July 2, 2013 Under National Security Presidential Directive-51, every agency is required to prepare and test Continuity of Operations plans. But COOP plans are not about assigning bunker spaces or making redundant file copies anymore. A new era of COOP planning has arisen, fueled by new threats and new technologies to prevent such...

Reinforcing Data, Not Bunkers: A New Era of Data-Centric COOP Planning

June 27, 2013 In 2007, President Bush enacted National Security Presidential Directive-51, which stipulated all executive agencies and departments must prepare and implement continuity of operations (COOP) plans. As the government has moved its operations online and into the digital era, the need to ensure continuous access to information technology (IT) systems and...

Inside the DCGS-A: Advancing Real-Time Intelligence

June 24, 2013 From September 11th to the battlefields of Iraq and Afghanistan, the United States military, homeland security and police have learned the value of information sharing. To improve situational awareness, the Department of Defense (DoD) and its component military services have developed information sharing systems (dubbed Distributed Common Ground Systems, DCGS)...

Nominations Needed: Who Innovates in Your Organization?

April 5, 2013 It seems the more Congress loiters, lingers, and lags on a budget solution, the more the onus falls on federal managers to come up with creative, innovative ideas to keep government humming along. But as many of us, this writer included, are all too aware, the font of creativity is...

4 Quick, Easy and Fun Ways to Improve Employee Engagement Now

March 29, 2013 If you could switch jobs with anyone in your organization for a day, who would it be and why? I recently posed this question to a colleague and without a moment’s pause, he immediately responded that he would switch places with our beloved common room hostess. He joked he would...

Analysis: For How Long Can Feds ‘Do More With Less’?

March 28, 2013 The “do more with less” mantra is nothing new to government employees. While there is often a cry for less government, the truth is that most Americans want government that costs less, not government that does less. So government employees have now gone over two years without pay increases and...

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