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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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Minding The Gaps: Diagnosing Privileged Access Risks in State & Local Government

September 12, 2016 Due to their elevated access to secure networks, privileged users and accounts represent high-value targets to enemies seeking to steal sensitive data or access government systems. While the federal government has taken steps to reduce the number of privileged users and regulate their access more efficiently, the situation in state...

The Next Federal Evolution of Cloud

August 8, 2016 Five years ago, the White House put cloud computing on the federal map by insisting that agencies adopt a Cloud First policy. The first fruits of these investments are now paying off, and with the recent announcement of a revitalized FedRAMP, the timing couldn’t be better for agencies capitalizing on...

A DevOps Roadmap for the Federal Government

August 1, 2016 The DevOps culture continues to be a huge driver for the private sector tech industry. With its emphasis on close collaboration between development and operations, DevOps provides a promising roadmap for the federal government as it seeks to position its services for a more digitally literate public. However, the leap...

When Ignorance Isn’t Bliss: Emerging Cyber Threats Put Risk Mitigation Capabilities to the Test

July 25, 2016 In 2014 alone, more than a billion personal data records were compromised by cyber attacks, a 78 percent increase in the number of compromised records over the previous year. From 2014 and continuing into 2015, the federal government suffered over a dozen major cyber breaches initiated by external actors. Now...

Cultivating Digital Services in the Federal Landscape

July 25, 2016 The digital services landscape is ripe for change. Recent successes at 18F and U.S. Digital Services have presented agencies with new ways to serve the American public like never before. However, a number of challenges threaten to undo this new renaissance in digital services. Download this GBC Issue Brief to...

Want To Manage Risks? Let The Experts Educate

July 21, 2016 In government, there are few things more devastating than when an avoidable risk becomes an unavoidable reality. Whether it’s the loss of personally identifiable information linked to 22 million federal employees, unintentional mishandling of data by well-intentioned officers, or neglecting to properly vet contractor-provisioned firewalls for vulnerabilities, the last several...

Federal Digital Services Ready to Embrace the End User

June 15, 2016 As the government continues to modernize its IT infrastructures through agile development practices, a paradigm shift is underway that increasingly places end-user needs front and center in the decision-making process. Recent initiatives by U.S Digital Services (USDS) and 18F, which have revamped several agency websites with crisper interfaces and user-friendly...

GBC Poll Reveals Disconnect Within Government Contracting Organizations

May 2, 2016 Government contractors, take heed. With a series of multi-billion dollar mergers and acquisitions shaking up the government services industry, the contracting landscape has never been more competitive. 2016 is already shaping up to be a major year for federal IT contract vehicles, as a mix of seasoned, emerging, and newly...