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2021 State of the Software Supply Chain

Compare the health and maturity of your software supply chain against current development trends in open source dependency management and secure development best practices. The 2021 State of the Software Supply Chain Report studied software engineering practices from 100,000 production applications and 4,000,000 open source component migrations to uncover the newest trends in modern software development. Read this year’s report and uncover how and why: Production apps utilize only 6% of available projects, 29% of popular project versions contain at least one known security vulnerability, software developers make suboptimal choices 69% of the time when updating third-party dependencies, commercial engineering teams only manage 25% of components they use, and how automation could save organizations $192,000 a year.

Data-Driven Government

In this ebook, Nextgov examines these and other efforts made by agencies to move toward a more data-driven federal government.

3 Ways Government Can Successfully Deploy AI/ML

A quick Google search for artificial intelligence can lead readers to sensational stories portraying this technology in the best — and worst — possible ways. Coupled with misconceptions and myths, it’s no wonder many constituents are confused about AI. So what exactly is AI? And how can federal agencies use this tool to unlock the art of the possible and better serve citizens? Download this white-paper asset to learn about the future of AI in federal government.

Optimizing the Federal Workforce to Meet the Challenges of Tomorrow

Over the past year, the federal government has faced countless trials that have tested its ability to respond rapidly. Now, however, agencies are facing a more insidious challenge, which may impact their ability to deliver services in the future. Download this white-paper asset to learn about the challenges of tomorrow.

The Risks and Rewards of Modernization

Throughout government, aging workhorse systems and applications are in dire need of modernization and the demand for citizen services as well as external economic and social pressures has created urgency. With new funding sources now available there’s potential for government agencies to accelerate modernization. In this ebook, we help you evaluate the risks and rewards of modernization. We’ll examine modernization through the lens of the six Rs — resourcing, retiring, rehosting, recoding, rewriting and re-architecting.

Rethinking Your Health Benefits

Open season offers an opportunity to rebalance critical health benefits. This special report offers tips for evaluating your needs and selecting the right plan.

The Arrival of the Hybrid Digital Workplace

Planning for a better workplace that prioritizes the employee in the next normal.

The State of the Federal Tech Workforce

Nextgov looks at current policies and efforts to hire IT and cyber professionals and alternative ways to fill the talent gap.

Zero Trust Mythbusting: Simplifying the Search for Transformational Security

When Dan Prieto, a strategic business executive for Google Cloud Public Sector, thinks about how organizations hurried to set up remote work in response to the pandemic, he notes that many used security practices that weren’t designed to handle the heightened risks. While disruptive cybersecurity events rose sharply in 2020 and 2021, he notes that many could have been curtailed with more sophisticated safeguards, including the implementation of zero trust architectures. Download this white paper to learn how your organization can simplifying it's search for transformational security.

Enforcement on the Edge: Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning in Federal Law Enforcement

Federal law enforcement agencies are consistently on the lookout for innovation that can help protect American citizens and borders. These activities are becoming increasingly field-based, which in turn demands that rapid analysis of the information gathered must move to the edge too. As artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) technologies become increasingly sophisticated and customizable, these agencies are looking to leverage the power of data to help inform decision-making.

Finding Your Voice: Social Media in Government

Our new benchmark study revealed that 77% of agencies have seen a rise in constituent engagement over the past two years and many are feeling the pressure to evolve their social media strategies. Your agency can turn this challenge into an opportunity. Download this report to access metrics to compare your performance to others at the federal, state, and local levels, and get strategic tips on critical topics including tone of voice, security, and measuring the impact of social media.

A Practical Guide to Reaching Local Gov Decision-Makers Using Personalization

According to the Penn Institute for Urban Research’s Special Briefing: COVID-19, the American Rescue Plan, and 2022 State and Local Budgets the American Rescue Plan Act will more than fill the budget holes economists were anticipating.

Secure Innovation: How DOD Can Protect AI Implementations From Cyber Risk

Today’s government agencies are embracing artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) to take the drudge work out of a host of human processes and tasks, as well as leveraging intelligent automation on their digital transformation journey. A report by researchers at Stanford and New York University found that 45% of public sector organizations are using AI and ML — and that number continues to grow.

Machine Defenders: Assessing the Implied Mandate for AI and ML in Biden’s Executive Order

An uptick in breaches and ransomware attacks has pushed agencies to redefine their cybersecurity posture. A recent executive order offers direction on how agencies can employ emerging technology to effectively detect and mitigate threats.

Redefining Readiness

DoD and Supply Chain Modernization

Management in City and County Government

Route Fifty looks at how city and county officials are facing challenges new and old.

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