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Dana Grinshpan

Research Manager OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Dana Grinshpan is the Research Manager for the Government Business Council (GBC), the research division of Government Executive, where she specializes in primary research development and survey instrument creation. Prior to joining GBC, she worked for the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), assisting in the research and writing of work on South Asian regional cooperation. She has a Master of Arts in international security and political economics from the University of Chicago and graduated magna cum laude from Ohio State University where she holds a B.A. in international studies with a minor in Arabic.
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3 Bad Research Techniques That Will Ruin Your Work

November 13, 2012 Subscribe: > Newsletter > Facebook > LinkedIn Last week, quantitative minded people everywhere cheered as analysis trumped gut. Nate Silver’s predictions about the Electoral College proved precise and far more accurate than those who insisted the election “felt” like a tossup. But, with Silver’s prescience on display, it was hard ...

The 6 Biggest Federal IT Trends Coming in 2013

October 24, 2012 The Government Business Council, the research division of Government Executive, has taken on the task of identifying the biggest technology trends in the federal government for 2013. We combed through our archives of research reports, issue briefs, surveys, focus groups, and case studies to identify which areas have received the ...

Chief Learning Officers: What Would You Say...Ya Do Here?

October 16, 2012 There’s a famous scene in the movie Office Space where “The Bobs” ask a hamstrung employee, “What would ya say…you do here?” New research from the Government Business Council indicates that, in the case of Chief Learning Officers (CLO), over 63 percent of federal managers aren’t quite sure. The CLO ...

How to Present to the Senior Executive Service

October 9, 2012 The time has come. You have spent months preparing. Instead of reading the same old white paper, your manager has asked you to create a PowerPoint presentation for her, the undersecretary, and a whole slew of Senior Executive Service (SES) members. You know that this presentation will not only impact ...

Reputation Management for Federal Agencies

October 3, 2012 Abraham Linclon famously said, "Character is like a tree and reputation its shadow. The shadow is what we think it is and the tree is the real thing." When we're a part of an organization, we experience the real thing--the character of the organization. We often feel frustrated by the ...

Retirement Saving’s Big Data Problem

September 25, 2012 The buzz around Big Data has been met with either utter enthusiasm or sincere confusion. And rightly so. Big data is an ambiguous term that is meant to capture the vast amounts of both structured data (i.e. datasets with identified labels and locations) and unstructured data (i.e. qualitative information often ...

Could Cyber Warfare Nullify Nuclear Weapons?

September 19, 2012 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Is it outrageous to believe that cyber weapons, such as malware or computer worms, have the capacity to render nuclear war a relic of the past? Recent cyber attacks, including Stuxnet and Flame, have not only made governments reassess their security vulnerabilities, but have invited an important question: Could cyber ...

Sick of Political Fisticuffs? Blame The Jet Plane

September 18, 2012 Notes from the Research Desk highlights the best practices, salient data and emergent perspectives uncovered by the Government Business Council’s (GBC) team. Each week, Research Manager Dana Grinshpan will share the discoveries most important to federal managers. Every time election season rolls around there are always a slew of news ...

Phased Retirement? Half of Feds Just Don't Know

September 14, 2012 As the Research Manager for the Government Business Council (GBC), I am responsible for designing and creating surveys that yield important information for federal employees. We recently sent a survey to federal managers and asked them about their retirement planning. The report is forthcoming, but (spoiler alert!) one of the ...

How to Read Lies, Damned Lies, and Statistics

September 11, 2012 Notes from the Research Desk highlights the best practices, salient data and emergent perspectives uncovered by the Government Business Council’s (GBC) team. Each week, Research Manager Dana Grinshpan will share the discoveries most important to federal managers. The 19th century British Prime Minister, Benjamin Disraeli, was the first quoted as ...