Zoe Grotophorst

Director, Research & Content Services Zoe Grotophorst is the Director of Research & Content Services at Government Executive Media Group. She holds a Master of Public Policy degree from the George Mason University School of Public Policy and received her undergraduate degree in public policy from the College of William and Mary.
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The State of Internal Workplace Communication

March 5, 2015 Nearly half of 412 federal employees surveyed say they are uncomfortable or slightly uncomfortable being candid when emailing colleagues and supervisors. The cause? A slight majority say chain of command concerns and personal feelings (e.g., politeness) inhibit candidness. A third say personnel in their agency use personal email for government...

Smart Command Town Hall Series

June 30, 2014 Booz Allen Hamilton and GBC partnered to conduct a series of town hall events exploring how defense leaders can rapidly and effectively supply warfighters with interoperable technologies. Charleston, SC Town Hall - May 28, 2014 At the Charleson, SC Town Hall, senior national security and defense leaders joined a panel...

Improving Mission Effectiveness Through Better Information

May 20, 2014 Organizations across the country—from healthcare to fleet and facilities management— have gained needed visibility over their physical assets through machine-to-machine (M2M) technology, a system of sensors, meters, and other devices that transmit information over a network. For federal agencies operating in today’s difficult budget environment, M2M presents an opportunity to...

Federal Workspaces Are Changing, the Question Is How?

May 13, 2014 In a world where half of employee cubicles are smaller than the bathrooms in their homes, the open floorplan may have gotten a bad rap. “Six-packs,” as some cubicles are affectionately called, are becoming more and more common as agencies struggle with the “taffy pull,” or the almost partisan divide...

Enhancing Federal Mission Effectiveness Through Wireless M2M

April 15, 2014 Click here to download the infographic Click here to find the research campaign home page

Improving Information Collection to Enhance Mission Effectiveness

April 15, 2014 .form-info img.preview{display:none;} The federal government has set ambitious performance goals for itself ranging from Pentagon audit readiness to sustainable infrastructure, but the data it needs to achieve these goals is not always readily available. From military vehicles and weapons systems to federal facilities and utilities, agencies can improve information collection...

Information Collection: The Key to Better Decision Making

April 14, 2014 Information on equipment, facilities, utilities, vehicles and other assets is critical for federal agency mission execution, but it is often difficult to find or hard to reach. As data plays an ever-growing role in decision making, budget justification, and oversight and compliance requirements, establishing efficient information collection systems will be...

Bridging the Disconnect: The Government-as-Integrator Approach to Streamlining the DoD Acquisition Process

March 7, 2014 The defense acquisition process has long been recognized as being inefficient and often ineffective. But recently, shrinking budgets and a quickly evolving threat landscape have made the need for reform much more urgent. DoD has begun making changes with the launch of Better Buying Power 2.0 initiative and subsequent instruction...

Improving Collaboration through Identity Management

February 11, 2014 Driven by White House and Congressional directives such as HSPD-12, the National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace (NSTIC), Insider Threat Task Force, and FICAM, federal agencies are focused on identity management like never before. Agency leaders face a difficult task in ensuring secure access to agency resources by the...

7 Myths Challenging Shared Service Adoption

October 17, 2013 Though some federal agencies have made progress in shared service adoption and at least nine federal shared service providers (FSSPs) have emerged across various lines of business, widespread concerns over the implications of shared services are slowing further implementation of the 2012 Federal IT Shared Services Strategy. With these concerns...

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