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Modernizing the U.S. Munitions Arsenal

March 26, 2018 The past several decades of U.S. military munitions development have seen tremendous innovation and groundbreaking research into weapons advancement. Still, we retain an immense arsenal of cluster munitions (CM) — a dated tool with considerable international regulation and limited battlefield use. Read on to learn what munitions modernization might entail....

Scaling the Mountain of Data

March 5, 2018 Organizations throughout government are learning an unavoidable truth: the data and content deluges are here to stay. Many agencies' technology is not equipped to handle the dynamic challenges posed by structured and unstructured digital content — legacy tech designed years or decades prior simply can't keep up. Still, many of...

Flash Poll: The Future of Collaboration

January 30, 2018 The federal government’s effectiveness depends on those who carry out its mission — and in order to do their jobs, federal employees need to have access to state-of-the-art collaboration technologies. To learn about the current state of federal IT tools, GBC polled a random sample of 143 federal employees in...

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...

Flash Poll: Securing the Cloud

December 27, 2017 To get a pulse of how federal agencies are navigating the challenges of government-wide cloud migration, GBC surveyed federal IT managers and other leaders. Download this GBC Flash Poll Report to learn: The share of agencies that have migrated, and the applications they're prioritizing The obstacles that drive federal managers'...

The Flavors of Cloud: Hybrid Solutions for Government Challenges

December 26, 2017 "How can federal organizations decide which cloud deployment best meets their IT and strategic goals?" A new infographic by Government Business Council offers the various routes that agencies should consider for their cloud migrations. Download this Infographic to learn: How private, public, and hybrid cloud are distinct, including unique advantages...

Migrating Intelligently: Strategic Considerations in Federal Cloud Procurement

December 19, 2017 Cloud technology has come a long way since the announcement of a 'cloud first' policy in 2011. Federal organizations can now choose from public, private, and hybrid services, but choosing the right tool is not always straightforward. This piece explains how the General Services Administration (GSA) and other government entities...

When Someday is Today: Lessons for Health Security and Disaster Mitigation

December 14, 2017 Federal, state, and local emergency preparedness professionals agree: a manmade or natural disease outbreak tops their list of worst-case scenarios. Unlike other disaster situations, pandemics have no physical boundaries and can spread nationally, or even globally ― so what can be done? To answer that question, Government Business Council interviewed...

Security in the Golden Age of Cybercrime

December 6, 2017 The federal government faces a critical cybersecurity moment: as the American public’s confidence in agencies’ digital defenses wanes, the threats it must mitigate are growing. Ransomware, state-sponsored attacks, and insider threats remain pervasive, and the sensitive information held by our nation’s public entities is a favorite target for cybercriminals. Still,...