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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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The Missing Link in Hiring Reform - Finding Top Talent

August 15, 2012 During Operation Iraqi Freedom, the Department of Defense (DoD) underwent its largest growth period since the Vietnam War. Now, the DoD hiring paradigm has again shifted. It is no longer about finding enough people to support a war effort, but rather about finding the right people to manage a smaller,...

5 of the Most Innovative Government Big Data Projects

July 10, 2012 Anyone who has ever asked Siri, Apple’s automated personal assistant, for directions or to make an appointment has used a government big data project. Siri’s debut has coincided with the largest explosion of data in history.To deal with this massive growth, the federal government recently announced investments in big data...

Five Desktop Virtualization Myths Debunked

July 10, 2012 A lot has been published in the past few years on desktop virtualization. Despite this, many virtualization rumors and myths still persist. Download this report to learn why these five myths are not true! Debunked in this report: Myth: The benefits of virtualization are for IT managers and CIOs only.There...

Errant Apps: Is there an app for that?

July 10, 2012 In the 21st century, new programs and initiatives are increasingly reliant on sound information technology. If an application crashes, there are severe programmatic consequences. In light of this problem, agencies can greatly benefit from third party monitoring. Download this report to learn how application performance monitoring can benefit your agency...

When Evolution Drives Revolution: The Cloud as a Business Model

July 9, 2012 Evolving Information Technology (IT) is driving a revolution in the business of government. Both government and the businesses that support it are constantly discovering new ways to accomplish the work they have been doing. At the same time, new capabilities are allowing managers to make new demands of technology and...

Governing by the Numbers: 3 Ways Data is Changing How Agencies Improve Performance

July 2, 2012 In 2007, just half of all federal managers reported using performance measurement data in setting program priorities. That percentage was down about ten points from 1997. Both Congress and the White House have recently initiated efforts to spur better collection and use of performance data to improve agency performance. Three...

Four Reasons Why More Agencies Are Adopting Virtualization (And Yours Should Too)

June 12, 2012 In the past two years, federal IT managers have been given a significant mandate to improve agency IT operations. Processes need streamlining, projects need reduced overhead costs, and agencies need quicker deployment times. A growing number of federal departments – from the Department of Defense to the Department of Energy–...

WikiLeaks Two Years Later: Does the Pentagon Still Trust its Employees?

June 5, 2012 May 2012 marks the two-year anniversary of the arrest of Pfc. Bradley Manning, allegedly responsible for the leaking of hundreds of thousands of classified documents to WikiLeaks. The Department of Defense and national security infrastructure have worked diligently in the past two years to plug security gaps with some progress....

Modernizing the Federal Footprint, One Field Office at a Time

May 21, 2012 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.

Three Management Questions and How Information Storage Can Improve Your Agency

May 15, 2012 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...