Cloud’s become a key element of digital transformation for many organizations, but how has it progressed in government agencies? In February and March of 2020, Government Business Council (GBC) polled a random sample of government employees to gauge developments in cloud. In this follow-up poll, GBC surveyed 144 federal, defense, and state and local employees in August and September of 2020.
As government agencies look to continue expanding and refining constituent services with improved and digital infrastructure, they must also balance budget and the constant demand to do more with less. Professional and managed network services can help ease that tension, lending agencies a wealth of expertise and resources to enable them to modernize quickly, effectively and cost-efficiently. But what exactly are these services and how can agencies best tap into them to support their unique mission?
In recent years, Health and Human Services (HHS) agencies have come up against many challenges as they look to deliver social and healthcare benefits to constituents. Increasing demand for new and more user-friendly services, rising transaction complexity, and calls for data transparency have made it important for agencies to transform the ways they interact with constituents and design systems to deliver benefits.
Federal Government IT departments face constant pressure to do more with less. But spending too much time maintaining legacy systems, such as Active Directory (AD) and Exchange, increases your security risk and makes you a prime target for cybersecurity attacks and insider threats. Do nothing or not enough, and you can miss vulnerabilities that could take down your entire environment, expose sensitive or classified data, or compromise public safety.
The ultimate goal is to be able to centralize, aggregate, and report on remote user activity seamlessly, so you can be aware of performance issues before the phone rings and simplify network operations, then add in application and system operations and security, and continue operating as close to “normal” as possible. There will be challenges along the way. Fortunately, there are also solutions.
In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, your agency’s mission is more important to the
American people than ever. And yet, every year, Department of Defense (DoD) agencies
spend at least $540 million on paper-intensive, manual processes that have nothing to do with
their mission. Time and money that could be spent on high-value work is instead wasted on
paperwork that frustrates both servicemembers and DoD staff and creates unnecessary risk.
Government contracting is known for its complex and regulated processes. Considering additional
variables from both direct and subcontracted relationships, it’s no wonder your team spends
tremendous energy staying abreast of operational commitments and regulations. Even maintaining
standard paper processes or answering a standard audit can drive the team into overtime.
A large civilian agency was driven to streamline its business processes across distributed environments to ensure service quality and fully optimized IT resources. The agency was making a transition to a hybrid cloud environment and ultimately wanted to provide broad visibility and analytics across all networks, applications and end-users. This use case provides insight on how the agency gained unified visibility and is now armed with critical information needed to make a smart transition into the cloud.
Talk of 5G, specifically the technology that will underpin new applications and user experiences and enable a step-change in connectivity, excites everyone from tech-savvy teens to CIOs. With a promise of phenomenal mobile connectivity due to higher throughput, higher bandwidth, lower latency, better connectivity, secure information sharing and easy access to data, anything “5G” is an attention grabber.
After the widespread shutdown brought on by the COVID-19
pandemic, government agencies are beginning to return to the
workplace. Now, more than ever, employee safety is paramount.
After all, returning to work does not mean just picking up where
they left off in March — it comes with a whole new set of
While the public and private sectors shift to a largely remote working environment, critical government missions must continue — and technology is key to making that happen. In a virtual webcast hosted by Amazon Web Services (AWS) and moderated by AWS Vice President of U.S. Government David Levy, experts from both sectors shared how they’re tackling the pandemic with the help of technology, collaboration and data-driven services. Here’s what they had to say.
Artificial Intelligence has become a key priority across the public sector, but many agencies are still
struggling to effectively embed AI tools and technologies. At a recent webcast, government and
industry leaders joined forces to explore the role of AI in government — and how agencies can start
leveraging these new tools today.