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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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Continuous Monitoring As a Service: A Shift in the Way Government Does Business

March 18, 2013 Though continuous monitoring has been “required” of agencies for several years, many lacked the inventory knowledge of their own systems to be able to implement continuous monitoring effectively. Numerous smaller agencies were unable to independently track their weaknesses, creating pockets of vulnerability across the federal government’s barriers. As the number...

3 Mobile Security Threats A BYOD Strategy Should Prepare For

March 11, 2013 As government works to keep up with the mobile revolution, more applications are becoming available on personal devices. Several agencies offer BYOD policies, while others are enabling mobile transactions for citizen services. Though these programs present agencies with an opportunity to simplify transactions and potentially decrease costs, they may also...

Managing Mobile: How Defense Agencies Can Ensure Security Amid Mobile Expansion

January 22, 2013 Defense agencies are undergoing a mobile transformation. Though adoption is varying, an increasing number of managers are able to adopt mobile policies in their offices. Several challenges such as funding and security give managers pause when going mobile, but DoD BYOD is now in its early stages of adoption across...

Presidential Transition Roadmap

December 21, 2012 Countless studies have contributed valuable work to the study of presidential transitions, but a large gap exists in the study of incumbent reelections. The Government Business Council (GBC) has combined secondary and primary research gleaned from a survey, expert interviews, and written testimonials to provide federal managers with a thorough...

The Technologist's Guide to 2013

November 20, 2012 "Technology is a system based on the application of knowledge, manifested in physical objects and organizational forms for the attainment of specific goals,”according to Rudi Volti, technology expert at Pitzer College. In government, these goals include the support of mission-critical operations, and through research and development, the discovery of new...

GBC Infographic Library

November 1, 2012 .wysiwyg.legacy img {width:150px;margin: 5px 20px 10px 0;} The Government Business Council, Government Executive's research and analysis division, seeks to bring in-depth research and analysis to federal decision makers. In addition to reports and issue briefs, the Government Business Council regularly publishes infographics, a unique and refreshing way to deliver insightful...

The Lifecycle of Retirement

November 1, 2012 Under the Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS), as long as a federal employee worked 20 to 30 years in government, their benefits were guaranteed, no matter the length of retirement. Since 1983, the federal government has been operating under the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS), which leaves much of the...

Retirement Planning

October 31, 2012 Under the Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS), as long as a federal employee worked 20 to 30 years in government, their benefits were guaranteed, no matter the length of retirement. Since 1983, the federal government has been operating under the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS), which leaves much of the...

Nerd Camp! A Solution to the Dwindling Cybersecurity Workforce?

October 26, 2012 Growing up, I spent two summers learning physics and archaeology in Southwest Virginia at “enrichment camp.” What is "enrichment camp," you might ask? A playful euphemism employed by my parents to hide where I really was those two summers: nerd camp. Yes, nerd camp. And nerd camp might just be...

Cutting costs: Inside the effort to improve the efficiency of federal operations

October 9, 2012 Competing priorities are slowing down federal government efficiency. Just 29 percent of federal managers surveyed give high marks to the efficiency of their agency and 16 percent say the same about the federal government as a whole. In this research report, GBC identified eight federal cost areas— payments, oversight and...