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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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EAGLE Army

February 19, 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 services. Please register...

Federal and Defense Leaders Align Closely on Priorities, Survey Says

February 14, 2013 The Government Business Council (GBC) recently surveyed Government Executive’s readers to find out the biggest trends in the federal and defense communities in the coming year. Our survey instrument yielded over 2,300 responses from federal and defense leaders, ranging from GS-11 to the Senior Executive Service. This survey is providing...

The 5 Things Successful Women in Government Do

February 4, 2013 When it comes to women’s achievements, few compare to the rising roles of women in government. In Obama’s first term cabinet, five women were tasked with providing the president key insight into running government. Although the path to gender parity in government leadership positions is slow, women continue to make...

How the Shared Services Strategy is Bridging the Gap Between Business Managers and IT Shops

January 23, 2013 There is often a disconnect when IT developers and business managers discuss new projects. In order to bridge the gap between the business side of the house and their IT departments, federal chief information officers (CIO) have pressed for a Shared Services Strategy that not only targets IT capabilities but...

Leveraging the Power of High Performance Analytics: Smarter Decisions, Better Outcomes, Faster Than Ever Before

January 22, 2013 In response to mounting budget and organizational challenges, senior federal leadership have turned to data analytics to improve mission-effectiveness. New policies from both Congress and the Administration are mandating ever greater use of data to improve agency performance. Indeed, there is a revolution in government to make data more open...

Managing Mobile: How Defense Agencies Can Ensure Security Amid Mobile Expansion

January 22, 2013 Defense agencies are undergoing a mobile transformation. Though adoption is varying, an increasing number of managers are able to adopt mobile policies in their offices. Several challenges such as funding and security give managers pause when going mobile, but DoD BYOD is now in its early stages of adoption across...

On Schoolhouse Rock’s 40th Anniversary, A Canadian Reflects

January 15, 2013 I was born in Toronto, Canada and raised in an Israeli household where Hebrew was spoken and international events were discussed almost exclusively. When I moved to Ohio in the early 90s, I was definitely a fish out of water (or perhaps syrup out of its jar?). Despite my voracious...

Presidential Transition Roadmap

December 21, 2012 Countless studies have contributed valuable work to the study of presidential transitions, but a large gap exists in the study of incumbent reelections. The Government Business Council (GBC) has combined secondary and primary research gleaned from a survey, expert interviews, and written testimonials to provide federal managers with a thorough...

Taking the Action to the Cloud: 3 Game-Changing Applications of the Next Big Technology Trend

December 14, 2012 Cloud computing has had its breakout moment and has dominated government IT discussion for years. So what's coming next? We spoke to the experts at NIST, and present: cyber-physical cloud computing. Combining the computer systems that run machines all around us (cars, vending machines, mobile phones, etc.) with cloud and...

Are Government Workers Learning Anything?

December 11, 2012 The impending perfect storm of federal retirements, hiring freezes, and sequestration is giving government executives a lot to manage. No other position in the federal government is poised so perfectly to take on these challenges as the chief learning officers (CLO) within each agency. “We are at an inflection point...