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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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...

Toward A More Innovative Government: A Candid Survey of State and Local Government Leaders

November 28, 2016 The democratization of open data and analytics is flooding a wave of innovation in state and local corridors, but new capabilities demand agencies re-evaluate long-held processes. GBC's recent survey explores innovation priorities among 331 state and local leaders, as well as trends and challenges leading into 2017. Download this GBC...

The Future of 9-1-1: A Look Into the Next Generation of Emergency Services

November 16, 2016 As public safety leaders recognize the critical urgency of our nation's 9-1-1 infrastructure problem, many are overwhelmed by what seems to be a complex migration process demanding not just more funding, but also tech expertise, effective governance, and new operational insights into a rapidly changing industry. Download this GBC Issue...

From Volume To Value: UK's NHS Digital Provides U.S. Healthcare Agencies A Roadmap For Value-Based Payment Models

November 10, 2016 The U.S. healthcare industry is rapidly moving away from traditional fee-for-service models and towards value-based purchasing that reimburses physicians for quality of care in place of frequency of care. Fortunately, it's not the first of its kind. A similar initiative took place in the United Kingdom (UK) several years ago,...

Securing The Perimeters: A Candid Survey on Cybersecurity in State and Local Governments

October 31, 2016 State and local governments face a multitude of cybersecurity threats unique to their regional and municipal oversight. To assess the perceptions and experiences that state and local leaders have about cybersecurity in their respective governments, GBC recently deployed a survey to 328 state and local leaders. Download this GBC Insight...

Awareness & Analytics: Weapons of Choice in State & Local Cybersecurity

October 31, 2016 State and local governments face a multitude of cybersecurity threats unique to their regional and municipal oversight. To compensate for these challenges, agencies across the nation must recognize the critical urgency of innovative tactics and analytics solutions for maintaining the strongest defense. But are they doing so? Download this GBC...

Government Executive 2016 Presidential Poll: October 28, 2016

October 28, 2016 As reported exclusively by Government Executive. Hillary Clinton has cemented her lead over Donald Trump among federal government employees, according to an independent Government Business Council / poll released on October 28, 2016. Clinton receives 53% of the vote, compared with 34% for Trump; in addition, Clinton holds a...

Tracking Fraud & Abuse Across the Nation

October 12, 2016 President Obama’s 2011 Executive Order launched a nationwide effort to curtail waste, fraud, and improper payments across federal, state, and local governments. To better understand how federal, state, and local government leaders assess their organization’s fraud management capabilities, GBC recently deployed a survey to 340 leaders representing these sectors. Download...

The Threat From Within: To Combat Evolving Insider Threats, Government Must Adapt

September 20, 2016 When it comes to fighting insider threats, the ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach is woefully inadequate. Human behavior is multifaceted, variable, and naturally resistant to a unilateral analytics approach. That means a variety of aversion and detection tactics are needed to stop an insider threat in its tracks, tactics which go well beyond...

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