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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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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...

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...