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Mark Lee

Mark Lee

Manager of Research & Strategic Insights, Government Business Council

Mark Lee is Manager of Research & Strategic Insights with Government Business Council, the research division of Government Executive Media Group. Prior to his work with GBC, Mark worked in strategy and management consulting, conducting market analysis on federal budget and agency spending trends. Mark holds a Business Administration degree from the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley.
Mark Lee is Manager of Research & Strategic Insights with Government Business Council, the research division of Government Executive Media Group. Prior to his work with GBC, Mark worked in strategy and management consulting, conducting market analysis on federal budget and agency spending trends. Mark holds a Business Administration degree from the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley.
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Top 5 Findings: Survey Finds Federal Data Management to Be Lacking

Despite attempts to improve federal data management practices, a new GBC study reveals that many agencies have yet to fully leverage and optimize data. Read on to explore the top 5 takeaways from the survey.

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Ready for Takeoff: FedRAMP’s Way Forward to the Cloud

In spite of advancing technology, many agencies have yet to realize the benefits of cloud computing. Here's how FedRAMP can get them there.

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FITARA: The Path Forward

Enacted in December 2014, the Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act (FITARA) introduced several measures designed to streamline federal IT acquisition and empower technology leaders in government. To explore FITARA's potential impact, GBC recently conducted a survey of 472 federal leaders across more than 30 defense and civilian agencies.

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Government Executive 2016 Presidential Poll: January 27, 2015

Donald Trump has extended a commanding lead in the GOP primary field among federal employees, according to an independent Government Business Council / Government Executive poll released on January 27.

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Duty of Care in Federal Agencies

With much of the federal workforce engaging in some sort of business travel or remote work, organizations may benefit from implementing robust, standardized duty of care policies to better to ensure employee safety. GBC's recent survey of 431 senior-level federal employees takes a look at the current state of agency travel safety and management.

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Route Fifty: 2016 Top Management Challenges for State & Local Government - Complete Findings

A new survey of 928 leaders shows that state & local government employees are most concerned about human capital issues in their organization.

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Government Executive 2016 Presidential Poll: August 13, 2015

Donald Trump leads the Republican primary field among federal employees, according to an independent Government Business Council / Government Executive poll released on August 13.

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3 in 4 Government Employees Feel Misunderstood

A recent survey of 750 federal employees suggests agencies still struggle with diversity and inclusion in the workplace.

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Evolving Perceptions About Diversity and Inclusion

Despite recent diversity initiatives, federal government agencies still struggle with diversity and inclusion in the workforce according to new GBC study. The survey results indicate there may be opportunity to provide resources that better address diversity and inclusion challenges.

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Delivering on Digital Government

Since the release of the White House’s 2012 Digital Government Strategy, agencies have begun implementing digital tools and services. GBC's survey of 396 senior-level federal employees reveals the current state of these services and the challenges moving forward.

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Does the Pentagon Have the Tools to Manage Upcoming Personnel Cuts?

DoD leaders may not have the data to make fully informed workforce decisions in the aftermath of a FY 2016 budget battle.

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Applying Lessons Learned to Federal Cloud Computing

Recent survey findings show that several obstacles are impeding federal agencies' adoption of cloud technology. This issue brief will explore these issues and provide targeted best practice recommendations based on feedback from current federal employees.

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Lessons Learned in Federal Cloud Adoption

It's been four years since Cloud First, yet federal cloud progress isn't as far as expected. GBC asked early adopters what they think about their agency's adoption efforts in the past, present, and future, and what other agencies can do to overcome obstacles along the way.

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Making Telework Work in Federal Agencies

An increasing number of federal employees are now teleworking, yet agencies still face several technological and culture challenges to success. What changes can agencies make to improve telework communication?

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Making the Grade in Digital Government

As agencies look to improve their digital services, how can they best apply recommendations from the White House's new U.S. Digital Services Playbook?

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Communication Challenges in Federal Telework

As agencies look to support and manage an unprecedented number of telework employees, what cultural and technological challenges do they face in ensuring communication?

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Where Is the Federal Workforce Headed?

As the federal government looks to recruit, develop, and modernize its workforce, new trends are emerging.

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America’s Bridges Are at Risk and Here’s Why

Technological and process failures have resulted in preventable tragedy and pose a threat to bridge safety nationwide.

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Cloud Cover: Protecting Networks With Built-In Cybersecurity

As agencies simultaneously move to cloud solutions and secure their IT assets, they may consider how these two goals can be more effectively achieved in tandem.

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What's in Store for Obama's New Digital Team?

The new U.S. Digital Service faces some daunting challenges to improving government digital strategy efforts.