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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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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) ...

The Modern Reality of COOP Planning: Reinforcing Data, not Bunkers

June 11, 2013 Continuity of operations (COOP) planning often conjures images of Cold War-era bunkers and preparing for attacks. But these associations stand in stark contrast to the modern reality, where dedicated federal employees leverage information technology (IT) solutions to protect sensitive information. With new technologies, policies, and threats, COOP planners are adjusting ...

TacCom

May 29, 2013 The TacCom procurement vehicle is the result of a joint Efficiency Review and Strategic Sourcing initiative within the Department of Homeland Security with the aim of modernizing the procurement process of mobile technologies. TacCom works to leverage economies of scale to provide DHS employees access to a wide array of ...

3 Signs You Need to Upgrade Your Agency's IAM System

May 28, 2013 Though much progress has been made since the national cybersecurity strategy was unveiled in May 2009, identity and access management (IAM) is still evolving in public sector. Though 83 percent of the 24 major federal agencies have IAM systems in place, a March 2013 FISMA report revealed numerous gaps in ...

Weathering the Storm: How Cloud Management Can Align Competing Federal C-Suite Priorities

April 26, 2013 It has often been agreed that IT procurement projects can be duplicative, costly and slow to complete, but new developments are underway that may fundamentally change how IT is managed. At the center of this conversation is a debate about the role of the chief information officer. Despite varying perspectives ...

3 Big Ways Data Is Improving DoD Performance

April 9, 2013 As part of 2012’s Big Data Research and Development Initiative, six major agencies committed funding “to greatly improve the tools and techniques needed to access, organize and glean discoveries from huge volumes of data.” The Department of Defense (DoD) is one of the biggest investors, funding $250 million worth of ...

Live Streaming: Powering Continuous Monitoring Through Big Data

April 5, 2013 The White House has mandated continuous monitoring since 2010, but funding shortages have slowed implementation at many agencies. Now that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has agreed to cover the costs, all federal civilian agencies are implementing surveillance programs. Big data, especially when leveraged through data mirroring, has the ...

Rising to the Top

April 1, 2013 When it comes to women’s achievements, few compare to their rise in government. In President Obama’s first term Cabinet, five women were selected to provide the president key insight into running government. Although the path to gender parity in government leadership positions is slow, women continue to make strides. In ...