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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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Government Employees Get No Respect?

March 28, 2013 In the midst of the largest study Government Executive has ever conducted, on the subject of federal employee engagement, some interesting findings have been emerging. More than 21,000 federal employees have responded so far. Here's what they've told us: About half say they receive the recognition they deserve for a...

Turning Optimism into Reality: How Big Data Is Transforming Government

March 21, 2013 The proliferation of Big Data has forced agencies to consider its great potential to revolutionize federal operations. As a result, many agencies are trying to train and/or hire a workforce to leverage Big Data, but in the current budget climate, new hires and investing in training courses is proving to...

3 Ways Agency Leadership Can Keep Employees Engaged

March 21, 2013 Describing engagement is no easy feat. The easiest way to explain employee engagement is by describing what it is not. Employee engagement is not job satisfaction, nor does it necessarily mean an employee is happy. Engagement is the emotional connection an employee has with his/her organization or, more specifically, mission....

Continuous Monitoring As a Service: A Shift in the Way Government Does Business

March 18, 2013 Though continuous monitoring has been “required” of agencies for several years, many lacked the inventory knowledge of their own systems to be able to implement continuous monitoring effectively. Numerous smaller agencies were unable to independently track their weaknesses, creating pockets of vulnerability across the federal government’s barriers. As the number...

3 Mobile Security Threats A BYOD Strategy Should Prepare For

March 11, 2013 As government works to keep up with the mobile revolution, more applications are becoming available on personal devices. Several agencies offer BYOD policies, while others are enabling mobile transactions for citizen services. Though these programs present agencies with an opportunity to simplify transactions and potentially decrease costs, they may also...

How BYOD Can Work for Your Agency?

March 6, 2013 Under the direction of Administration leadership, agencies are developing BYOD plans, but many are finding that security challenges make the leap to BYOD more difficult than expected. Download this infographic to see how your agency can effectively adopt BYOD and overcome the security challenges of a mobile workforce.

Streamlining the Process: Improving Defense Acquisitions through Rapid Prototyping

March 5, 2013 An efficient and effective defense acquisitions process is vital to the success and safety of the modern warfighter. The Department of Defense, its subcomponents, and the military services are under great pressure to ensure American troops and those that support them have the tools they need to achieve their mission....

How Service Virtualization Can Remove the 4 Biggest Federal IT Roadblocks

March 4, 2013 Budgets are shrinking and IT demands are growing, with new and better technologies becoming available all the time. How can agencies keep up with technological needs without draining their budgets? In this report, learn how replacing hardware with virtual IT services can allow your agency to adapt quickly to changing...

The Common Pitfalls of Data Center Consolidation and How to Make It Work For You

February 26, 2013 In an effort to reduce energy usage and IT costs, federal leadership has mandated the closing of hundreds, possibly thousands, of data centers across the country. Current agency projections intend to close almost 1,200 data centers by 2015. Closing data centers is only half the battle though, as the Federal...

Amidst Drawdowns in Iraq and Afghanistan, Army Responds With EAGLE

February 20, 2013 The Enhanced Army Global Logistics Enterprise program is the latest defense vehicle designed to procure a suite of logistics tools and services for today’s warfighter. EAGLE (not to be confused with the Homeland Security Department’s EAGLE procurement contract) leverages a unique contracting framework to help customers procure virtually any logistic...