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U.S. Federal Government Digital Edge Playbook

Changing user requirements and regulatory mandates are driving a need for new capabilities, requiring a new distributed architecture. Agencies are moving from siloed information infrastructures to integrated and dynamic based on interconnection at the digital edge. A digital edge strategy gives US Federal agencies the required global coverage, ecosystem and partner density. Proven best practices and a step-by-step guide are provided in this playbook.

Using Data to Support Decision Making

Government agencies are awash in data. Turning that data into useful information that officials can use to make better decisions about the programs they administer is a formidable challenge, however. Thus, the president’s management agenda argues that “creating a data strategy and infrastructure for the future” is one of the key drivers of government reform.

Poll Reveals Contrasting Perceptions of Hatch Act Enforcement

The Hatch Act applies to all federal employees whether they are a civil servant or an appointed official, but is it enforced equally? Government Business Council / GovExec.com polled more than 400 federal employees to find out how the Hatch Act is enforced in their organizations and across the federal government.

Assessing Cyber Security Readiness within the Federal Government

How are federal government agencies preparing for the new era of cyber threats? Government Business Council (GBC) surveyed more than 600 security professionals and other public sector leaders to find out more.

The 3 Unspoken Keys to IT Modernization Success

Organizations who want improved efficiencies and lower IT costs should consider the cloud, agile at scale and mission-focused solutions

Flash Poll: Measuring Cloud and AI Maturation

Are government agencies navigating cloud and AI progress to the strategic level? Government Business Council (GBC) polled more than 150 government employees to find out more.

Video Recording: 2019 Leading Brands in Government Event

Watch the a recording of the 2019 Leading Brands in Government event.

Pre-Audit Report Checklist: Top 7 Audit-Prep Reports

Whether your audit process is driven by DISA STIGS, RMF, NIST FISMA, GDPR, PCI DSS, HIPAA, or SOX, detailed reporting is a critical success factor for compliance. Knowing and reporting on data access is essential for demonstrating regulatory compliance. SolarWinds® Access Rights Manager (ARM) safely delegates rights management directly to data owners, and delivers reports that point out data risks and help support audits.

Architecting IT for the Mission and Business Needs of the Future: Lessons Learned from the First Five Years of FITARA Implementation

To understand the key facilitators and obstacles to successful IT oversight and implementation, Government Business Council (GBC) interviewed federal IT leaders on their thoughts on FITARA’s effectiveness thus far, as well as ongoing IT initiatives, priorities, and challenges.

Government Executive June 2019 Poll: Metro Closures Threaten Majority of Federal Employees

In light of scheduled closures to the Washington Metro, are federal agencies granting employees flexibility to telework? Government Business Council / GovExec.com polled more than 400 federal employees to find out.

Smart Budgeting

Discover how state and local governments all across the country have figured out smart ways to save money, find efficiencies and improve their fiscal futures.

From Aspiration to Transformation: Insights from Public Sector Leaders

GBC surveyed hundreds of federal, state, and local employees to identify the role data, technology, and process each play in efforts to enhance government performance.

What’s Next for Federal Customer Experience

Sometimes improving customer experience in the federal government feels like one step forward, two steps back. This ebook, however, highlights the agencies forging ahead.

CIVIC TECH: Case Studies From Innovative Communities

Across the country, governments are turning to data-driven solutions to tackle challenges big and small. These in-depth case studies examine how three local governments are using technology to better serve their citizens.

City of Fayetteville

What if you could find out what animals needed attention at the animal shelter, which sporting equipment was used most frequently in the city gym, which parking garage spaces were available most often, and when traffic was the busiest around city hall — all in a matter of minutes, from anywhere? Although this may sound futuristic, government organizations, like the city of Fayetteville, are already using technology to solve for these questions, and much more. And they’re not using complicated IoT sensors or hundreds of software programs to do so — just security cameras.

Special Operations Technology

In this volume, we examine some of the areas where technological innovation in cyber weapons and networking, data science, even biology will change special operations. We also look at a few examples of where technological expectation did not match reality. Each of these is only a snapshot of the sort of new gear that will make its way onto the battlefield, and even into the lives of soldiers when they return from combat.

Flash Poll: Managing Cyber Risk

GBC polled over 300 federal employees on the subject of cybersecurity in risk management. Click here to view the findings.

Securing Transportation: The Technology and Strategies Protecting Tomorrow’s Travel

Key takeaways from leaders in the transportation security community on advancing national security solutions amid growing threats and the demands of modern passengers

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