Rina Li

Senior Research Analyst, Government Business Council Rina Li is Senior Research Analyst at Government Business Council, where she writes and produces content on federal, defense, and tech topics. She holds a degree in International Politics and Security Studies from Georgetown University.
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Flash Poll Series: Cybersecurity

May 24, 2017 A series of highly visible cyber attacks in past months have many global institutions on edge. Entrusted with vast volumes of sensitive data and management of our nation's core infrastructures, the U.S. Government is particularly on high alert. Amidst such threats, are government employees confident in their current cyber defenses?...

To Bind Up the Nation's Wounds: Ongoing Efforts in Veterans Health Care Modernization

April 19, 2017 Two years after the enactment of the Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability Act of 2014, veterans health providers continue to be encumbered by outdated, inefficient operational processes. In the face of these obstacles, organizations must dare to evolve — something that can only be achieved if they successfully harness the...

Forecasting Cloud's Future: Conversations with Government Technology Leaders

April 6, 2017 The term "cloud" doesn't just refer to those fluffy white things in the sky anymore; it's also increasingly recognized as the future of database storage, application hosting, and computing capabilities. GBC interviewed federal, state, and local technology leaders to explore what this shift means for the public sector. Download this...

Flash Poll Series: Data Management

January 26, 2017 "We live in a Cambrian era of big data,” declared former U.S. Deputy Chief Technology Officer Beth Noveck in 2012. Four years later, her pronouncement is more relevant than ever. To learn more about how state and local organizations are handling vast swaths of unstructured enterprise data, Government Business Council...

Surfing the Retirement Wave

January 24, 2017 Approximately 10,000 baby boomers are reaching retirement age per day, and an increasing number of federal employees are preparing themselves both financially and mentally for the next phase of their lives. However, today’s workforce faces a host of considerations and challenges in laying the groundwork for a smooth and secure...

Unleveraged Talent: Exploring Gaps in Federal Workforce Management

January 23, 2017 When talking about federal initiatives and policy and mission, it’s easy to forget what government ultimately boils down to: the men and women who work day after day to keep our country running. The effectiveness of the federal government rests on the existence of a robust, well-supported workforce, and in...

Going Agile: Revolutionizing Federal Digital Services Delivery

December 16, 2016 Citizen engagement and mission fulfillment depend on the federal government's ability to consistently deliver top-notch digital services. However, hampered by outdated, inefficient delivery methods, agencies are increasingly looking toward an open, agile pathway for IT development. Download this GBC Issue Brief to learn about: The current landscape of federal digital...

Federal IT Applications: Assessing Government's Core Drivers

December 1, 2016 Email, PowerPoint, Skype, SharePoint...the list goes on. These essential IT applications power the federal government — so what happens when they go down? In order to better understand the current state of external and internal-facing agency workplace applications, Government Business Council (GBC) and Riverbed undertook an in-depth research study of...

Life After the Big Bang: Exploring Modular, Agile Paths Toward Health and Human Services Modernization

November 2, 2016 GBC offers a glimpse into the rapidly changing realm of state and local HHS systems modernization, unveiling critical insights into the goals, challenges, and potential leading practices that lie ahead. View the full report

Ready, Set...Go? The Emotional Realities of Federal Retirement

October 18, 2016 Click here to download the infographic

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  • Forecasting Cloud's Future

    Conversations with Federal, State, and Local Technology Leaders on Cloud-Driven Digital Transformation

  • The Big Data Campaign Trail

    With everyone so focused on security following recent breaches at federal, state and local government and education institutions, there has been little emphasis on the need for better operations. This report breaks down some of the biggest operational challenges in IT management and provides insight into how agencies and leaders can successfully solve some of the biggest lingering government IT issues.

  • Communicating Innovation in Federal Government

    Federal Government spending on ‘obsolete technology’ continues to increase. Supporting the twin pillars of improved digital service delivery for citizens on the one hand, and the increasingly optimized and flexible working practices for federal employees on the other, are neither easy nor inexpensive tasks. This whitepaper explores how federal agencies can leverage the value of existing agency technology assets while offering IT leaders the ability to implement the kind of employee productivity, citizen service improvements and security demanded by federal oversight.

  • IT Transformation Trends: Flash Storage as a Strategic IT Asset

    MIT Technology Review: Flash Storage As a Strategic IT Asset For the first time in decades, IT leaders now consider all-flash storage as a strategic IT asset. IT has become a new operating model that enables self-service with high performance, density and resiliency. It also offers the self-service agility of the public cloud combined with the security, performance, and cost-effectiveness of a private cloud. Download this MIT Technology Review paper to learn more about how all-flash storage is transforming the data center.

  • Ongoing Efforts in Veterans Health Care Modernization

    This report discusses the current state of veterans health care


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