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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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Flash Poll: Automation in Government

February 1, 2018 Robotic process automation (RPA) is having a sweeping effect in the private sector, but its potential in government is just beginning to be seen. A new poll of federal employees reveals perceptions of RPA and what to expect going forward. Download this GBC Flash Poll to learn: How employees currently...

Route Fifty: 2018 Top Management Challenges for State & Local Government - Complete Findings

January 22, 2018 As reported exclusively by Route Fifty. To better understand the major management challenges facing state and local government agencies, Route Fifty and Government Business Council launched a nationwide survey in November 2017. The study covers topics in six major management areas, ranked and evaluated by 365 public sector respondents who...

Government Executive 2018 Presidential Poll: January 8, 2018

January 16, 2018 As reported exclusively by Government Executive. After one year in office, President Trump remains unpopular with the majority of the federal workforce, according to an independent Government Business Council / GovExec.com poll released on January 8, 2018. 38% of respondents approve of the way Donald Trump is handling his job...

Beyond the Foundation: Surveying Federal Employees on Cloud

December 22, 2017 Not all clouds are created equal. And even when such capabilities are in place, a number of obstacles prevent agencies from leveraging the full range of benefits. What’s holding them back? Download this GBC Insight Report to learn about: Why federal employees increasingly depend on cloud access to be successful...

Channeling the Cloud: Surveying Federal Cloud Transformation in 2017

December 11, 2017 Advancements in cloud computing have opened up new capabilities to store, delegate, and retrieve information on demand through a scalable, secure environment. However, a number of obstacles threaten to derail progress. Can leaders resolve security concerns, poor governance, and outdated IT? Download this GBC Insight Report to learn: What 550...

Poll Reveals Widespread Unease with Foreign-Based Antivirus Providers

November 13, 2017 Earlier this year, the US Intelligence Community (IC) released a bombshell report unveiling extensive Russian efforts to undermine public faith in the US democratic process. The influence campaign — a blend of covert cyber espionage, calculated exploitation of social media, and overt messaging by paid Russian ‘trolls’ — placed enormous...

Poll Signals IC's Faith in Open Source Intelligence Capabilities

November 12, 2017 Two years ago, an ISIS recruiter went online to attract new talent. Within 24 hours, the Air Force division monitoring the group’s social media activity had pinpointed the recruiter’s location and launched a successful missile strike from hundreds of miles away. While incidents like these are becoming more common, advocates...

Flash Poll Series: Managing With Less

October 4, 2017 To better understand the concerns federal stakeholders have when it comes to reshaping and reducing the government workforce for the future, Government Business Council deployed a flash poll to federal employees in August 2017. Download this Flash Poll Series to learn about: Respondent concerns over staffing cuts and its impact...

Power to the People: State Procurement Officers on the Value of Cooperative Purchasing

October 3, 2017 Buffeted by staffing shortages, limited resources, and thinning budgets, many state procurement officers are challenged to provide the solutions their states need. To understand what is being done to address these challenges, GBC sat down with officers from Utah, Idaho, and Alaska to talk about cooperative purchasing and viability of...

Flash Poll Series: Unified Communications

October 2, 2017 To learn whether or not agencies are providing employees with a unified communications environment in the workplace, GBC released a series of flash polls in August 2017. Download this GBC Flash Poll Series to learn: To what extent employees use one or more devices in the workplace The impact of...