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Daniel Thomas

Research Analyst, Government Business Council Daniel Thomas is a research analyst at Government Business Council, where he writes about defense and technology issues affecting the government. He holds a master's degree in linguistics from University of York and a bachelor's degree in English from Birmingham-Southern College.
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Maximizing Mission Integrity: A Survey of Program Officers at Federal Health Agencies

June 20, 2018 In March 2018, GBC surveyed over 200 program and project managers in the nation's largest health agencies. This report features their candid assessments of the top challenges and trends affecting government healthcare and integrity of health programs. Download this GBC Insight Report to learn: What the leaders think: all respondents...

Flash Poll: Dominion Over Data

June 14, 2018 Federal agencies collect more data today than ever before, and managing it effectively can be like navigating a minefield. To find out whether and how agencies are resolving these challenges, Government Business Council (GBC) polled a random sample of 220 federal employees in April 2018. Download this GBC Flash Poll...

The Dynamic Threat: Government Tactics Must Evolve to Combat the Insider Threat

May 14, 2018 Unless government agencies strive to understand the holistic profiles and behavioral risk patterns in their workforce, they will never be able to stay ahead of the deliberate attacks from within. In a new issue brief, GBC explores the types of motivations and common indicators of insider threats, and what agencies...

Flash Poll: Citizen Engagement

April 30, 2018 Every day, the federal government receives thousands of emails from citizens around the country. As correspondence volumes rise, agencies face greater pressure to deliver fast, accurate, and informative responses to the constituents they serve. Do federal employees have what they need to handle this correspondence effectively? Download this GBC Flash...

Modernizing IT in the Federal Government

April 25, 2018 Outdated systems, towers of paperwork, lengthy approval chains, and lack of coordination between stakeholders: the challenges facing federal IT procurement officers and decision-makers in 2018 are many and monumental. The creation of a new IT contract vehicle within GSA adds further pressure to agency modernization plans. Download this GBC Insight...

Flash Poll: The Threat Within

April 17, 2018 Insider threats originate from people within an organization who have inside information concerning its security practices, data, and computer systems. Recent years have seen devastating consequences from insider threats in government. A new poll of federal employees explores the gaps in current insider threat defenses. Download this GBC Flash Poll...

Flash Poll: The AI Advantage

April 17, 2018 New advancements in the field of machine learning are enabling organizations to process — and make use of — massive amounts of data like never before. A new poll by Government Business Council (GBC) invites federal employees to weigh in on the debate, asking them whether AI can advance mission...

Flash Poll: Modernizing Mission IT

April 12, 2018 The federal government’s ability to serve citizens effectively depends to a great extent on the health and adaptability of its IT infrastructure. GBC's new poll of federal employees takes a closer look at the status, priorities, and challenges facing the modernization journey in 2018. Download this GBC Flash Poll Series...

Racing Toward Efficiency: Government's Pursuit of the Next-Generation Data Center

March 29, 2018 While the MGT Act provides agencies new funding to follow through on critical IT priorities, the most recent FITARA scorecard suggests that status quo processes are incompatible with data center optimization goals. So: what can agency leaders do to get the most out of their IT infrastructure? Download this GBC...

Optimizing Insensitive Munitions for the Armed Forces

March 26, 2018 Insensitive munitions are chemically stable and impervious to fire, kinetic impact, electrical interference, and other unplanned stimuli. By focusing on IM, the military can ensure that its missiles operate as intended, protecting the U.S. from hostile forces while minimizing collateral damage to American soldiers, resources, and operational readiness. Download this...