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Defense Acquisition Reform: Is Something Different this Time?

Defense acquisition reform has recently become a hot topic again for the defense community. Though acquisition reform has been attempted again and again over the last 50 years, circumstances today suggest structural reform may actually be possible now.

Why Public-Private Partnerships are Essential for Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity

Cyber threats to U.S. critical infrastructure continue to grow in number and sophistication. To mitigate these threats, government and industry can work together to develop a healthy information sharing partnership.

Striving for Federated Identity Management in Emergency Management and Healthcare

Federal agencies are focused on identity and access management like never before. By linking electronic identities across multiple platforms, agencies can improve collaboration while lowering costs.

The Road Ahead: Three Years After Cloud First

For a variety of reasons, from budgetary to operational, cloud environments offer significant advantages over legacy systems. Despite these advantages, agencies have been slow in moving to the cloud, and progress has been inconsistent.

Shared Services: Creating Efficiencies for All Parties

As deadlines approach, agencies must decide whether to become shared service providers or consolidate and use the services of another organization.

Does Federal Employee Performance Matter? Two Graphs Suggest Not

Survey data from the 2013 Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey and a recent GBC study suggests agencies have a long way to go to meet high-level performance goals.

Accountable E-Government the Key to Tomorrow's Digital Society

How will current E-Government initiatives shape the relationship between government and citizens in 2025?

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How to Identify Your Agency's Dark Data & What to Do About It

Dark data, information that agencies collect with the intention of using but fail to do so effectively, is a growing concern for federal agencies. Exposing this dark data could be the first step toward generating valuable insights that would enhance decision-making.

How Can Your Agency Handle Massive Amounts of Data Effectively?

Research agencies are inundated with unprecedented and massive amounts of data, but they do not necessarily have the tools to ensure that this data is fully utilized.