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Rina Li

Senior Research Analyst, Government Business Council Rina Li is Senior Research Analyst at Government Business Council, where she writes and produces content on federal, defense, and tech topics. She holds a degree in International Politics and Security Studies from Georgetown University's Walsh School of Foreign Service.
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Achieving Holistic Cybersecurity: 2016 Progress Report

April 13, 2016 The past few years have seen an explosion of cyber attacks, and with the 2015 OPM breaches underscoring the vulnerability of government data, agencies are racing to implement proactive, holistic cybersecurity measures. In order to learn more about the current state of agency cybersecurity, GBC undertook an in-depth research survey...

Flash Poll Series: Cybersecurity

March 14, 2016 Months after last year's devastating OPM breaches, millions of Americans are still reeling from the fallout of compromised personal information. The incident served to underline the vulnerability of government data and infrastructure in the face of increasingly powerful cyber attacks, and federal, state, and local organizations are racing to bolster...

Organizations Still Have Cybersecurity Gaps

March 2, 2016 In the wake of last year’s massive OPM data breaches, Federal Chief Information Officer Tony Scott launched an unprecedented 30-day cybersecurity sprint: from June to July 2015, agencies raced to bolster their systems and develop preemptive cybersecurity strategies. The resulting report showed that 14 of 24 agencies had successfully adopted...

Inside Federal IT Modernization

March 1, 2016 Federal agencies are increasingly placing a premium on modernizing IT; however, they continue to face a host of structural and strategic limitations in their efforts to implement new technologies. To assess the state of federal IT modernization, GBC recently conducted a survey of 423 federal employees from at least 30...

Over 7 in 10 Government Employees Wary of Personal Data Breaches

February 24, 2016 Over the next several weeks, millions of Americans will receive a letter from Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Acting Director Beth Cobert bearing the following message: “As you may know, the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) was the target of a malicious cyber intrusion carried out against the U.S. Government,...

Nearly 9 in 10 Government Employees Concerned About Cyber Attacks

February 17, 2016 The public sector experienced nearly 50 times more cyber incidents than any other industry in 2014, and government agencies consistently cite devising robust, agile cybersecurity initiatives as a top priority. As threats continue to evolve in both scale and capacity, it is increasingly essential that organizations implement measures to continuously...

Cybersecurity in a Mobile Era

December 11, 2015 The public sector experienced nearly 50 times more cyber incidents than any other industry in 2014, and state and local governments are racing to address vulnerabilities and implement proactive, resilient security initiatives. At the same time, the productivity of today's workforce depends on unfettered access to agency data, and with...

Aligning Mission and Technology

December 8, 2015 With the government increasingly putting a premium on innovation, agencies are striving to upgrade and digitize the federal workplace. However, in their effort to procure state-of-the-art technologies, many are losing perspective of the broader goals of modernization: boosting efficiency, facilitating greater collaboration, and finding new and improved ways to serve...

Are Agencies Leaving Traveling Employees Out in the Cold?

November 11, 2015 From explosions in Tianjin to WMATA transit delays, business travelers face a host of potential threats and challenges while on the road. As federal agencies look to ensure workforce safety, it is crucial that employees be able to access and depend on a strong support system anytime, any place. However,...

Duty of Care in Federal Agencies

November 5, 2015 Federal employees who travel or work remotely are exposed to a host of potential risks and challenges, and while other countries have established legal obligations for employers to ensure safety, federal agencies in the United States have yet to implement comprehensive duty of care policies to protect employees and mitigate...