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Daniel Pitcairn

Research Analyst, Government Business Council Daniel Pitcairn is a research analyst with Government Business Council, where he writes and produces content on a variety of federal and defense topics. He holds a bachelor's degree in international relations from Yale University.
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Creating a Federal Innovation Process

January 20, 2015 Agencies are driven to innovate by the need to lower costs and improve performance -- but existing practices and structures may not encourage federal employees to pursue new ideas. Download this GBC Insight Report to learn: How federal employees rate their agencies' support for innovation How agency culture and leadership ...

Realizing DoD Enterprise Mobility

December 31, 2014 Link to full report

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 ...