November 13, 2014 Big data is changing the business of government. Many agencies have turned to a platform-based approach that bundles big data tools like analytics and information management software together. This innovative approach to managing an ever-growing deluge of disparate data, allows agencies to simplify their IT landscape and make the most of their limited budget dollars.
October 28, 2014 The federal government occupies approximately 500,000 buildings worldwide, spending billions of dollars annually on operational costs alone. Yet some agencies are using technology in unique ways to curb energy consumption and realize efficiencies integral to the overall success of their missions. This panel would explore the government’s innovative efforts to maximize efficiencies through data analysis and data-driven technology.
October 23, 2014 The Department of Defense (DoD) concept for a Joint Information Environment (JIE) is designed to provide effective warfighter and operations support through network consolidation and standardization, and by addressing the information needs of highly mobile and dispersed forces. The end game is to provide military personnel with improved capabilities for data access, sharing, and security, while enabling significantly simpler network management and situational awareness of connected users and devices. DoD leaders have noted that mobility is a critical, integrated component for their vision of a secure, aware, agile, and connected defense workforce that will be able to reliably access information and applications as they are needed. Anticipated benefits for soldiers, sailors, airmen and their commanders is more responsive systems, more user-familiar interfaces, and operational efficiencies. As this concept evolves, how will the JIE improve, or complicate, the programs and collaborative technologies in use today? How will DoD mobile operations and communications be impacted? To address these questions, the Government Business Council (GBC) will release its findings from a new study conducted to understand how members of the defense program management, technology, and security communities view mobility and its linkage to the JIE as we begin Government Fiscal Year 2015. This is your opportunity to hear the results of the GBC research, ask questions of those leading several defense mobility programs now, and gain insight into how JIE and mobility can be synchronized to support U.S. military operations around the globe.
October 22, 2014 Beyond the overall level of engagement as teleworkers, do the agency employees truly embrace this emerging alternative to daily commuting and office work? Do teleworkers have the tools they need to do their jobs effectively and believe they are more productive when working remotely? Have the Federal IT infrastructures and deployed devices evolved to genuinely support mobile workers, regardless of where they may be located? Plan to attend this thought-provoking update and discussion on the state of the Federal telework experience at the outset of Government Fiscal Year 2015. At this session, GBC will release its findings and a panel of seasoned Federal professionals will share their perspectives on what is working and what needs improvement to streamline processes, support smoother collaboration and communications, and how technology is helping—or complicating—their teleworking initiatives.
October 20, 2014 Join us on October 20th and explore the proven strategies and options available to agency professionals, today. Plan to attend thought-provoking sessions, innovative product demos, and learn from colleagues who will address three drivers for agency software management.
September 25, 2014 Join us on Thursday, September 25th as we discuss how analytics are changing the way government agencies utilize their growing data, and how these technologies can be combined with other emerging technologies like cloud computing to improve mission effectiveness.
September 17, 2014 Federal agencies are living in an era of tighter budgets and heightened scrutiny of contract spending. It's never been more important that the federal procurement system function efficiently and effectively to help agencies meet their missions. In this event, we'll explore what agencies are doing to speed up the procurement process, build and train a highly effective acquisition workforce and partner with private sector companies to identify and implement procurement best practices.
August 20, 2014 In the third installment of the Cybersecurity Series, we’ll talk to the experts about how advances in technology are reshaping the security landscape, how agencies can innovate their way out of a shrinking IT budget, and how they can harness the power of innovation to stay one step ahead of the threat.
July 30, 2014 Defense One and Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America are teaming up for a one-day event focusing on the future of veterans in the United States. As the Department of Veterans Affairs undergoes its biggest transformation in decades, join us as we talk to experts and leaders about how to create a VA for the 21st century.
June 4, 2014 Watch the online extension of Excellence in Government 2014 - you may watch any of the sessions and access additional resources once you have registered. Excellence in Government’s mission is building the agency of the future. As workforce demographics shift and businesses develop new ways of managing and measuring performance, the federal government must be poised to respond — and to compete in the new landscape of work.