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Emily von Hoffmann

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Government Innovation Series

Creativity is important for organizations trying to stay agile as they solve problems new and old. So how are federal agencies encouraging their employees to devise new solutions? Check out our Innovation Series, where we’ll walk you through what we found.

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Collaboration Can Boost Creativity, But Agencies Aren't Built For It Yet

Creativity is important for organizations trying to stay agile as they solve problems new and old. So how are agencies encouraging their employees to devise new solutions? Here’s the third post in our Innovation Series, where we’ll walk you through what we found.

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Many Agencies Aren't Collecting Data on New Initiatives

Creativity is important for organizations trying to stay agile as they solve problems new and old. So how are agencies encouraging their employees to devise new solutions? Here’s the second post in our Innovation Series, where we’ll walk you through what we found.

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Agencies Aren't Taking Concrete Steps to Promote Innovation

Creativity is important for organizations trying to stay agile as they solve problems new and old. So how are federal agencies encouraging their employees to devise new solutions? Welcome to the first post in our Innovation Series, where we’ll walk you through what we found.

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Anticipating Threats: Community Approaches to Protecting Data

Agencies face unprecedented challenges in their efforts to sufficiently protect sensitive but unclassified and classified information from both malicious and unintentional actors.

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Creating a Federal Innovation Process

Faced with a difficult budget environment, how can federal agencies innovate to achieve their mission? A survey of 334 federal employees reveals that developing formal innovation processes may help bring the best out of the federal workforce.

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Balancing Regulation and Accountability in eDiscovery

Burdensome records management processes weigh down federal agencies as they prepare for litigation, Congressional investigations, and responses to FOIA requests.

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The Retirement Wave Is Here: Are You Ready?

The federal government is about to undergo an enormous generational shift as Baby Boomers retire, but new research shows some employees are far more retirement ready than others.

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How Can Federal Teleworkers Avoid Feeling “Left Behind?”

To present and discuss the findings from GBC’s latest research on telework, Verizon and GBC partnered for an event featuring a panel of experts from agencies with strong telework programs.

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Does It Matter That Michael Daniel May Indeed be a ‘total n00b’?

Some GBC findings suggest that Daniel’s non-technical credentials could actually be an asset in dealing with the current cyber threat landscape.

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What Could the Workplace Design Revolution Mean for Government?

Ever since the fluorescent cubicle seclusion model co-opted the souls of designers in the 1960s, the convention has had few challengers-- until now.

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A Telework Option May Help Agencies Compete For Talent

Although management and security challenges remain, mobility could be key for attracting innovative employees.

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iCloud Celeb Photo Leak Highlights Human Factor of Cyber Threat

While improving cloud security continues to be an important theme as the world prepares for the Internet of Things, human factors --not a direct breach of Apple’s systems-- were the likely cause of the leak.

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Information Collection Challenges Could Exacerbate Budget Tensions

As the 2016 budget begins to loom, agencies have the opportunity to adopt information collection technologies to make better decisions for their finances and their mission.

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Public Health Data Ambitions Outpace Available Tools

Privacy is acutely important in the discussion on big health data, but another challenge is prior even to confidentiality concerns.

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Agencies' Data Reporting Practices Reduce Accuracy of Official Stats

Not only can the government not play moneyball due to a scarcity of data, but those who try may be misinformed by the data that does exist.

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New Identity Management System Unlikely to Prevent Future Mass Military Shootings

If the goal of the system is to prevent shootings like those at Fort Hood and Washington Navy Yard, the new interface will likely fall short.