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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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When Someday is Today: Lessons for Health Security and Disaster Mitigation

December 14, 2017 Federal, state, and local emergency preparedness professionals agree: a manmade or natural disease outbreak tops their list of worst-case scenarios. Unlike other disaster situations, pandemics have no physical boundaries and can spread nationally, or even globally ― so what can be done? To answer that question, Government Business Council interviewed...

Channeling the Cloud: Surveying Federal Cloud Transformation in 2017

December 11, 2017 Advancements in cloud computing have opened up new capabilities to store, delegate, and retrieve information on demand through a scalable, secure environment. However, a number of obstacles threaten to derail progress. Can leaders resolve security concerns, poor governance, and outdated IT? Download this GBC Insight Report to learn: What 550...

Poll Reveals Widespread Unease with Foreign-Based Antivirus Providers

November 13, 2017 Earlier this year, the US Intelligence Community (IC) released a bombshell report unveiling extensive Russian efforts to undermine public faith in the US democratic process. The influence campaign — a blend of covert cyber espionage, calculated exploitation of social media, and overt messaging by paid Russian ‘trolls’ — placed enormous...

Poll Signals IC's Faith in Open Source Intelligence Capabilities

November 12, 2017 Two years ago, an ISIS recruiter went online to attract new talent. Within 24 hours, the Air Force division monitoring the group’s social media activity had pinpointed the recruiter’s location and launched a successful missile strike from hundreds of miles away. While incidents like these are becoming more common, advocates...

Flash Poll Series: Managing With Less

October 4, 2017 To better understand the concerns federal stakeholders have when it comes to reshaping and reducing the government workforce for the future, Government Business Council deployed a flash poll to federal employees in August 2017. Download this Flash Poll Series to learn about: Respondent concerns over staffing cuts and its impact...

Power to the People: State Procurement Officers on the Value of Cooperative Purchasing

October 3, 2017 Buffeted by staffing shortages, limited resources, and thinning budgets, many state procurement officers are challenged to provide the solutions their states need. To understand what is being done to address these challenges, GBC sat down with officers from Utah, Idaho, and Alaska to talk about cooperative purchasing and viability of...

Flash Poll Series: Unified Communications

October 2, 2017 To learn whether or not agencies are providing employees with a unified communications environment in the workplace, GBC released a series of flash polls in August 2017. Download this GBC Flash Poll Series to learn: To what extent employees use one or more devices in the workplace The impact of...

Data in the Trenches: Transforming Defense Readiness in the Age of Big Data

September 26, 2017 The rise of the Internet and explosive growth of mobile devices have catapulted data collection, analysis, and data visualization to the forefront of our nation’s top priorities. But where many are challenged to capitalize on the full suite of data capabilities, the Department of Defense (DoD) is showing it can...

Flash Poll: Surviving the Cyber Storm

September 22, 2017 Equifax, WannaCry, Petya/Goldeneye: these are just some of the most prominent cyber attacks unleashed in recent months against major global institutions. Are agency personnel confident that such challenges can be addressed? Download GBC's Flash Poll to find out: Whether employees are confident in leadership's ability to make cybersecurity progress Progress...

Delivering Mission Mobility: Surveying Federal Security Leaders on Mobile Devices

September 15, 2017 Enabling access to information while on-the-go, the proliferation of laptops, smartphones, and tablets among our nation’s armed forces and domestic security professionals promised to bring sweeping changes to mission execution and decision-making capabilities — but are they? Download this GBC Insight Report to learn: What senior leaders in DoD and...