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Daniel Thomas

Research Analyst, Government Business Council Daniel Thomas is a research analyst at Government Business Council, where he writes about defense and technology issues affecting the government. He holds a master's degree in linguistics from University of York and a bachelor's degree in English from Birmingham-Southern College.
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Out With the Old, In With the New: Federal IT Transformation in 2017

June 22, 2017 The federal government spends nearly three-fourths of its annual IT budget on maintaining legacy tech. In many cases, these systems live past their prime, neglecting essential security upgrades needed to fend off cyber attacks and performance disruption. A 2017 survey asks: are agencies taking steps to ensure systems can perform...

The Future Is Now: Improving the Citizen Experience

June 14, 2017 Proactive, citizen-minded government is the bedrock for sustaining a positive citizen experience (CX). However, many agencies continue to receive low marks when it comes to meeting citizen expectations. Why do these agencies falter while a select group of others score CX victories? What's the 'secret sauce' responsible for this success?...

The First 100 Days

June 8, 2017 President Trump’s first 100 days in office have come and gone. As politicians, pundits, and historians continue to weigh in on his performance, one question remains largely unaddressed: What do the President’s own employees think? In order to answer this question, Government Business Council surveyed 1,295 qualified federal employees representing...

Flash Poll Series: Workforce Cybersecurity

May 24, 2017 A series of highly visible cyber attacks in past months have many global institutions on edge. Entrusted with vast volumes of sensitive data and management of our nation's core infrastructures, the U.S. Government is on especially high alert. Amidst such threats, are government employees confident in their current cyber defenses?...

Taming the IoT Frontier: A Federal Framework for Securing the Internet of Things

May 22, 2017 Click here to download the infographic

The Network's Edge: Federal Cyber Leaders on Securing the Internet of Things

May 15, 2017 The federal government is on high alert. Cognizant of the severe risks the IoT poses to some of our nation’s major infrastructures at home as well as military capabilities abroad, agencies find themselves facing a difficult question: how to secure a network of devices against an adversary that always seems...

Top 5 Reasons NSA's Framework Can Accelerate Your Agency's IoT Security

April 21, 2017 Devices operating at the network’s edge must be able to keep pace with changing threat vectors without compromising mission integrity or time to deployment. While on-site solutions can protect the most classified data from prying eyes, extending this same approach to the IoT — where each device represents a new...

Top 5 Takeaways: Survey Finds Government's Internet of Things At Risk

April 19, 2017 Internet-connected devices are expected to exceed 34 billion devices by 2020, promising not only greater efficiency and mission insights, but significant security and privacy concerns as well. A 2017 survey by Government Business Council underscores these concerns, revealing lackluster confidence in current safeguarding of devices, conflicting security methodologies, and limited...

Securing the Edge: Surveying Vulnerabilities in the Federal Government's IoT

March 15, 2017 Government employees increasingly rely on Internet of Things (IoT) devices to transmit sensitive, mission-critical information from remote locations around the world. With the IoT now on pace to exceed 30 billion units by the year 2020, time is running out for the federal government to secure this rapidly expanding network...

Mastering The Migration: A Candid Survey of Federal Leaders on the State of Cloud Computing

March 1, 2017 Cloud First drew large-scale support for cloud computing technology in the federal government, but the migration from legacy to cloud platforms has been far from seamless. What are the stumbling blocks and how can federal agencies realize the full potential of the cloud in 2017 and beyond? GBC's in-depth research...