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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's Walsh School of Foreign Service.
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Over 7 in 10 Government Employees Wary of Personal Data Breaches

February 24, 2016 Over the next several weeks, millions of Americans will receive a letter from Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Acting Director Beth Cobert bearing the following message: “As you may know, the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) was the target of a malicious cyber intrusion carried out against the U.S. Government,...

Nearly 9 in 10 Government Employees Concerned About Cyber Attacks

February 17, 2016 The public sector experienced nearly 50 times more cyber incidents than any other industry in 2014, and government agencies consistently cite devising robust, agile cybersecurity initiatives as a top priority. As threats continue to evolve in both scale and capacity, it is increasingly essential that organizations implement measures to continuously...

Cybersecurity in a Mobile Era

December 11, 2015 The public sector experienced nearly 50 times more cyber incidents than any other industry in 2014, and state and local governments are racing to address vulnerabilities and implement proactive, resilient security initiatives. At the same time, the productivity of today's workforce depends on unfettered access to agency data, and with...

Aligning Mission and Technology

December 8, 2015 With the government increasingly putting a premium on innovation, agencies are striving to upgrade and digitize the federal workplace. However, in their effort to procure state-of-the-art technologies, many are losing perspective of the broader goals of modernization: boosting efficiency, facilitating greater collaboration, and finding new and improved ways to serve...

Are Agencies Leaving Traveling Employees Out in the Cold?

November 11, 2015 From explosions in Tianjin to WMATA transit delays, business travelers face a host of potential threats and challenges while on the road. As federal agencies look to ensure workforce safety, it is crucial that employees be able to access and depend on a strong support system anytime, any place. However,...

Duty of Care in Federal Agencies

November 5, 2015 Federal employees who travel or work remotely are exposed to a host of potential risks and challenges, and while other countries have established legal obligations for employers to ensure safety, federal agencies in the United States have yet to implement comprehensive duty of care policies to protect employees and mitigate...

Route Fifty: 2016 Top Management Challenges for State & Local Government - Complete Findings

October 21, 2015 As reported exclusively by Route Fifty. To better understand the major management challenges facing state and local government agencies, Route Fifty and Government Business Council launched a nationwide survey in October 2015. The study covers topics in six major management areas, ranked and evaluated by 928 public sector respondents who...

New “Yelp for Government” Is a Five-Star Idea

September 25, 2015 With surveys painting a largely unflattering portrait of federal customer experience, government agencies are increasingly seeking new pathways toward serving citizens. This means, among other things, placing a greater emphasis on obtaining and incorporating customer feedback. A recent GBC report shows that agencies are aware of this need: according to...

Only 35% of Federal Employees Are Fully Prepared for Long Term Care Costs

September 22, 2015 With living expenses skyrocketing, many federal employees poised on the brink of retirement are less financially prepared than they would like to be. This is especially worrisome when placed in the context of long term care – while the majority of senior citizens will require some form of extended care,...

Only 3 Out of 10 Federal Employees Factoring Long Term Care into Retirement Considerations

September 15, 2015 As more and more federal employees reach retirement eligibility, the realities of age and illness are increasingly becoming pressing, immediate priorities. The potential need for long term care – indefinite assistance with activities of daily living such as eating, dressing, and bathing – is central to retirement considerations. After surveying...