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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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Your Agency’s Information: There When You Need It?

September 17, 2012 Agencies are generating more and more information, but is it readily available when you need it? Can it be searched, indexed and shared across agency borders to fill FOIA requests and inform decision-making? Managers indicate that information management is essential or important to agency operations, but current information management systems...

Modernization as a Service: Acquiring IT through Innovative Procurement

September 10, 2012 Today’s procurement officers face a difficult task. Aging systems and government-wide mandates, such as the Federal Cloud Computing Strategy and the Federal Data Center Consolidation Initiative, demand the modernization of IT systems, but dwindling budgets limit the ability to undertake new investments. While IT funding continues to become elusive, extended...

How to Write A Great Performance Review

September 10, 2012 At the Excellence in Government conference on Sept. 6, Tom Fox, the Washington Post’s Fed Coach, gave a federal audience some tips on developing and motivating employees by coaching with long-term development in mind. Coaching, Fox said, is the number one characteristic of top leaders at Google and is growing...

The 8 Federal Agencies Most Attractive to New Grads

September 7, 2012 As recent graduates set out in search of new government jobs, there are only a handful of federal agencies that appear compatiable with the needs and wants of Generation Y. According to the Partnership for Public Service’s analysis of the 2011 NACE Student Survey, college student’s preference for public service...

BYOD: Moving Mobility Forward

August 21, 2012 The benefits of mobility are widely understood, but Executive Order 13589 is limiting the number of devices that can be issued to individual employees. As a result, Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) programs are spreading across government, allowing federal employees to use personal devices for work. BYOD is a hotly...

An Ambitious Agenda: Defense and Data Center Consolidation

July 26, 2012 All government agencies are tasked with an unfunded mandate to consolidate data centers, but the Department of Defense (DoD) faces the biggest challenge: out of the federal government’s 3122 data centers, the DoD owns more than 772, or 25 percent. Some of these data centers use less than two percent...

Tidying Up: What Reorganization Can Do For Federal Agencies

July 25, 2012 Driven by budgetary constraints and Administrative priorities, federal managers are considering reorganization to increase effectiveness at the agency and program levels. Reorganization of any kind can complicate daily operations and generate uncertainty among the workforce, creating difficulties for today’s federal manager. In this industry insights report, GBC assesses the attitudes...

Health Information Exchange: Improving the Bottom Line, Better Patient Care

July 17, 2012 The U.S. banking, post-secondary education, and law enforcement sectors all take advantage of a shared network of electronic records, but the healthcare sector has yet to follow suit. Why is a health information exchange strategy so important? By connecting various sources of medical records, a system of health information exchange...

Keeping Up: Equipping Agencies to Meet Mobile Needs

June 7, 2012 Increasing mobile technology options offer a way for federal employees to cut travel and commuting costs and increase productivity, butII are agencies making the most of it? Tablet usage has tripled and laptops are quickly replacing desktops in Washington, but 64% of federal employees say agencies are not meeting their...

Technology Tackles Waste, Fraud and Abuse

May 30, 2012 According to the Government Accountability Office (GAO), a full 5.5% of all government payments are improperly distributed. Add to this the many other incidents of fraud and abuse and the federal government is dealing with a serious fiscal issue. However, technology can help fight against the waste, fraud and abuse...