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Closing the Gap Between Financial Decisions and Critical Actions

September 21, 2018 To dig deeper into how the public sector mitigates its largest financial management obstacles and moves to decision-ready insights, Government Business Council (GBC) surveyed more than 300 state and local agency decision makers in July and August 2018. Download this Survey Report to learn about: The state of financial tools...

Governing at the Intersection of People and Technology

July 11, 2018 Despite the growth of state and local government budgets following a post-recession slump, many agencies still struggle to attract and retain skilled workers. Competition from the private sector and lingering technological shortcomings are a few of the pressure factors. Still, there is much that can be done even under the...

Infographic: Shedding Light on Invisible Data

June 14, 2018 Do federal agencies have full command and visibility over their data operations? GBC's new infographic, informed by a recent poll of federal employees, showcases the latest research into how government is tackling the dark data problem. Download this GBC Infographic to learn more about: Dark data, and why it poses...

Charting the Course: Evaluating Retirement Preparedness in the DoD

June 14, 2018 In April 2018, GBC surveyed nearly 300 active duty military and Department of Defense (DoD) civilians. This report features their candid assessments of the top challenges and trends in retirement and long-term care financial planning. Download this GBC Insight Report to learn: The biggest challenges to retirement and long-term care...

The Cost of Care: Top Five Challenges for State and Local Health and Human Services Leaders

June 12, 2018 The delivery of health and human services is one of the most central components of state and local governments' functions. The programs used to deliver these services — reaching well into the billions of dollars in some states — are affected by pernicious and complex constraints (e.g., perennially low budgets...

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...