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Daniel Pitcairn

Research Analyst, Government Business Council Daniel Pitcairn joined Government Business Council in the summer of 2013 after graduating from Yale University, where he studied international relations. He writes and produces custom content on a variety of federal and defense topics.
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U.S. Foreign Policy Too Reliant on Military, Say National Security Officials

December 17, 2014 Today’s international security environment may be more dangerous than in the recent past, but that doesn’t mean the military has a greater role to play in the making of U.S. foreign policy. In fact, Government Business Council and Defense One’s recent survey* of national security officials reveals that many within ...

Multilateral or Unilateral Intervention? National Security Workers Have No Preference

December 10, 2014 The U.S. military faces a great deal of uncertainty as it recalibrates in response to a series of strategic surprises in 2014. But one thing seems clear by comparison - whether or not the U.S. takes a multilateral approach to the use of force makes little difference to the national ...

Bringing Federal IT Up to Speed

December 3, 2014 Federal IT networks are under more pressure than ever before. They are expected to be sources of both enhanced capabilities and significant cost savings, and yet they are often well behind the technology curve. Download this GBC Insight Report to learn: The current state of federal IT infrastructure The drivers ...

A Dangerous Cyber Convergence: Persistent Insiders, Evolving Adversaries

November 24, 2014 The White House has made cybersecurity a top government-wide priority, and agencies have taken steps to strengthen perimeter defenses, but they are still struggling to manage threat vectors that are evolving faster than they can keep up. In addition to traditional insider threats, federal agencies are struggling to cope with ...

Realizing DoD's Enterprise Mobility Vision

November 12, 2014 Click here to download this GBC infographic

DoD’s JIE Obstructed by Service Incompatibilities

October 23, 2014 The Department of Defense’s effort to transform its service-centric IT systems into an integrated enterprise network, the Joint Information Environment, may struggle to take form until underlying challenges are addressed. A new Government Business Council and Verizon survey study found that senior DoD employees are not convinced of the JIE’s ...

The True Cost of Legacy Network Ownership

October 23, 2014 Click here to download this GBC infographic

Reaching the Edge of the Joint Information Environment

October 9, 2014 The Department of Defense is pursuing an ambitious initiative to develop an integrated, enterprise-wide IT network, the Joint Information Environment (JIE). A significant benefit of this project is a vibrant mobility ecosystem, wherein DoD employees and warfighters alike can securely access and effectively utilize information flows wherever they are. Two ...

Getting the State Department Ready for Prime Time

October 1, 2014 When it comes to the formulation and conduct of U.S. foreign policy, the Department of State is the federal government’s nominal lead agency. It’s mission is nothing short of shaping and sustaining a “peaceful, prosperous, just and democratic world” according to the recent State-USAID Joint Strategic Plan. But in many ...

Getting Out of Afghanistan Isn't Getting Any Easier

September 24, 2014 With Afghanistan presidential rivals Ashraf Ghani and Abdullah Abdullah agreeing to a power-sharing deal that bodes well for the all-important U.S.-Afghanistan Bilateral Security Agreement, the U.S. military can get back to worrying about the last major piece of its drawdown puzzle - actually getting out. Retrograde (the military’s term for ...