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Biggest Shared Service Myths

Federal agencies are being asked to follow the 2012 Federal IT Shared Services Strategy which requires them to utilize existing systems and services before considering new IT investments. Though fairly new to the U.S. government, shared services are widely used by other public sector governments and industries interested in increasing efficiency. As federal agencies consider migrating their operations to shared services, some myths may inhibit federal agencies from taking the leap. As a result, Accenture partnered with the Government Business Council to debunk some of the biggest myths surrounding shared services.

Down to Earth: Making Cloud Computing a Reality

Federal agencies grappling with implementing Cloud First mandates face staffing challenges and lengthy procurement processes, making it difficult to take advantage of cloud technologies. While there are initial challenges, cloud computing holds the potential to play a major role in increasing government efficiency and service delivery. This infographic reveals the major steps to a successful cloud migration, drawing upon original survey research from Accenture and Government Business Council.

Map: 15 National Parks Most Affected by the October Shutdown

The October 2013 government shutdown cost local communities over $414 million in tourism and visitor spending, says the National Park Service.

Cloud in 2014: Cloud's Biggest Year Yet

Cloud’s growth in the federal government over the last several years has been nothing short of explosive.

Smart Data Briefing Event Recap

GBC and Booz Allen Hamilton teamed up with KCnext to present new research on the impact big data is having across the federal government. The Twitter-sphere offers a brief but informative recap of the event.

The 2014 QDR: A Pentagon Strategy that Delivers, well, Strategy

Using a 2010 panel's recommendations as a guide, the 2014 QDR shows the Pentagon is making progress on several fronts.

Empowering Smart Decision-Making Through Smart Data

A recent wave of Big Data initiatives has agencies focused on how they can best leverage data to improve performance.

Bridging the Disconnect: The Government-as-Integrator Approach to Streamlining the DoD Acquisition Process

Shrinking budgets and a quickly evolving threat landscape have prompted senior leaders in the Department of Defense and Congress to push for defense acquisition reform. Though DoD has begun making changes, a fundamental restructuring of how governments works with industry to supply the military may be necessary.