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Making Telework Work in Federal Agencies

November 17, 2014 Click here to download this GBC infographic

Making the Grade in Digital Government

October 17, 2014 Two years after the launch of the Obama administration's Digital Government Strategy, the White House's digital leaders have released new recommendations for how federal agencies can best obtain and establish digital services for their customers. Agencies now look to take heed of the administration's newly released U.S. Digital Services Playbook ...

Communication Challenges in Federal Telework

October 8, 2014 Since the passing of the Telework Enhancement Act of 2010, federal agencies have expanded telework programs with hopes of reducing costs, increasing resiliency during severe weather and emergencies, and improving the quality of work-life balance for employees. To better understand federal employees' experience with telework and mobile technologies, Government Business ...

Where Is the Federal Workforce Headed?

October 8, 2014 As the federal government looks to recruit, develop, and modernize its workforce, new trends are emerging. During a recent panel at Nextgov Prime 2014, a group of workforce development experts sat down together to discuss how agencies are already taking advantage of new management and recruiting techniques to improve the ...

America’s Bridges Are at Risk and Here’s Why

September 10, 2014 It’s now been over seven years since Minneapolis’s I-35W Mississippi River bridge suddenly collapsed in August 2007, killing 13 people and injuring another 145 in the midst of rush hour traffic. Yet, despite the tragedy’s widespread publicity and media coverage, it’s unclear whether meaningful changes have been made since then ...

Cloud Cover: Protecting Networks With Built-In Cybersecurity

August 26, 2014 Despite mandates to standardize data, expand mobility initiatives, and defend IT systems from attack, technology budgets have been cut overall for the next fiscal year. Cloud computing is increasingly viewed as a solution to the challenges of a difficult budget environment, but it can also be a powerful tool for ...

What's in Store for Obama's New Digital Team?

August 20, 2014 Last week, the White House announced the establishment of a new U.S. Digital Service (USDS), a team of digital experts tasked with working with federal agencies to improve government digital efforts and service delivery. Led by Mikey Dickerson, a former Google employee who garnered attention after he fixed the rollout ...

Ebola Tracking and Zombie Stars: 4 Cool Ways Government is Embracing Social Media

August 13, 2014 Forget the Uncle Sam posters and Smokey the Bear TV spots: today’s federal agencies have long shifted citizen and customer engagement efforts to online social media. Many government agencies first made the initial jump to Twitter and Facebook in 2009, when President Obama started applying the digital successes of his ...

Digital Government 2014: The Two-Year Progress Report

August 6, 2014 In the two years since the Obama Administration launched the Digital Government Strategy, agencies have made significant strides to improve digital services in four major strategy areas: information-centric, shared platform, customer-centric, and security and privacy. Yet why do federal leaders still give an average C+ rating to their agency's digital ...

Why Are Bid Protests Up 83% From 2006 Levels?

July 29, 2014 First utilized in the 1920s to resolve contract disputes regarding construction of the Panama Canal, government contract bid protests were designed to add accountability to the federal procurement system. The protests, which are managed by a staff of about 30 within the Government Accountability Office (GAO), function as a check-and-balance ...