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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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Defending from Within: How Insiders Threaten Data Privacy

October 9, 2013 In the age of increased information collection, analysis and storage, nearly all organizations struggle to respond to and prevent ever-increasing security breaches and cyber threats to their data. Personally identifiable information (PII), protected health information (PHI), financial data, trade secrets, and national security assets must all be protected, but agencies...

Information Integration: The Key to Leveraging Open Data

October 8, 2013 Four years into the Open Government Initiative, Government Business Council examined how agencies can overcome the remaining challenges to full implementation. Download this report to learn: What challenges agencies face in establishing interoperable and accessible information systems How integration can improve agency operations and fuel innovation Which agencies are realizing...

Federal Survey Results: 6 Key Challenges to Adopting Shared Services & How to Overcome Them

September 2, 2013 Agencies are now required to identify and move particular services to shared models. But many agencies are having difficulty making the transition. In this special research report, Government Business Council (GBC) digs deep into responses from over 300 agency managers to identify the biggest challenges in adopting shared service models...

Protecting the Past & Leaving Room for the Future: Challenges Facing Federal Records Management

August 29, 2013 The Presidential Directive on Records Management outlines a clear future path for the proper storage, destruction and maintenance of paper and electronic agency records. The type of accurate and complete recordkeeping detailed by the Directive is also essential to compliance with other initiatives, including sequestration, the “Freeze the Footprint” Real...

Data Analytics: The Prescription for High Health Care Costs

July 22, 2013 Ask anyone today and you’ll hear that health care costs are astronomically high. National health care expenditures nearly doubled from 2000 to 2011, from $1,377.2 billion to $2,700.7 billion, and they continue to climb. Numerous factors are likely responsible for the growth, including rising hospital, provider and medical technology prices;...

The Need for Self-Service Data Tools, Not Scientists

July 22, 2013 Data science is one of today’s hottest fields and one that is rife with competition. Projections indicate that employer demand requires that the United States increase the number of graduates with skills handling large amounts of data by as much as 60 percent. The federal government is one of the...

3 Signs You Need to Upgrade Your Agency's IAM System

May 28, 2013 Though much progress has been made since the national cybersecurity strategy was unveiled in May 2009, identity and access management (IAM) is still evolving in public sector. Though 83 percent of the 24 major federal agencies have IAM systems in place, a March 2013 FISMA report revealed numerous gaps in...

Weathering the Storm: How Cloud Management Can Align Competing Federal C-Suite Priorities

April 26, 2013 It has often been agreed that IT procurement projects can be duplicative, costly and slow to complete, but new developments are underway that may fundamentally change how IT is managed. At the center of this conversation is a debate about the role of the chief information officer. Despite varying perspectives...

3 Big Ways Data Is Improving DoD Performance

April 9, 2013 As part of 2012’s Big Data Research and Development Initiative, six major agencies committed funding “to greatly improve the tools and techniques needed to access, organize and glean discoveries from huge volumes of data.” The Department of Defense (DoD) is one of the biggest investors, funding $250 million worth of...

Live Streaming: Powering Continuous Monitoring Through Big Data

April 5, 2013 The White House has mandated continuous monitoring since 2010, but funding shortages have slowed implementation at many agencies. Now that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has agreed to cover the costs, all federal civilian agencies are implementing surveillance programs. Big data, especially when leveraged through data mirroring, has the...