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The critical role of public finance in the economic rebuild 

The current economic landscape To learn more about how public finance organizations can be a leading agent for the economic rebuild of our communities, register to attend the webinar “The key role of Public Finance Organizations in the economy rebuild” on May 19 at 7:30 AM PT. During this webinar, you will gain strategic insights...Read more

3 ways digital transformation makes governments more responsive 

COVID-19 placed enormous demands on government services—demands that are not likely to go away. Moreover, the private sector now looks to government to facilitate the data transparency, digital processes, and data security needed to fuel recovery. Governments now understand those old ways of doing business no longer work. They need to become agile and flexible...Read more

Enabling defense and intelligence missions with the cloud 

The impact of COVID-19 and the increasingly complex global security environment have made one thing is clear: defense and intelligence agencies must quickly adapt to change. Forces and defense organizations need to make decisions quickly, and data is the lifeblood of every mission. One aspect of military activity that has remained consistent since ancient times:...Read more

Honoring the female trailblazers of global defense 

We are nearing the end of Women’s History Month, a celebration of the profound contributions and impact that women have made across the United States and the world over. Established by U.S. Congress in 1981, Women’s History Month overlaps with International Women’s Day, a global holiday celebrated every March 8. This is a day for...Read more

Preparing for the post-pandemic fallout in child welfare 

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought pain to people and economies around the globe. But the invisible damage has yet to appear. Well-meaning lockdowns will have unintended consequences after a year of isolation for vulnerable children and families....Read more

How digital transformation is advancing Defense and Intelligence 

Technology is advancing at an unprecedented rate, largely driven by exponential improvements in compute power, storage capacity, and global connectivity. These advances have ushered in a new ‘digital age’ in which data is the most valuable commodity and drives disruption across all industries—Defense and Intelligence included. As in other industries, defense customers are accelerating digital...Read more

Why Zero Trust is the right mindset for the defense and intelligence industry 

In July 2019, Kurt DelBene, Milo Medin, and Richard Murray wrote, The Road to Zero Trust (Security), for the Defense Innovation Board. In it, they stated: “…cybersecurity is at a critical juncture. Its networks are growing in size and complexity, requiring massive amounts of rapid data transfer to maintain situational awareness on the digital and...Read more

3 practical reasons to embrace remote government access 

COVID-19 has given governments a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to reimagine the way they interact with businesses and serve people.  Largely due to the pandemic, the technology needs and expectations of government agencies have grown exponentially. This has driven the need to virtually maintain operations while continuing to serve the community. In my previous blog, I shared...Read more

The importance of remote access to government agencies 

The need to remotely access government services, in previously unimaginable ways, is here to stay. Read more to learn about successful approaches that governments worldwide have taken to build agility and resilience while continuing to digitally serve their communities....Read more

COVID-19 accelerates defense agencies adoption of new technologies 

COVID-19 has forced defense and intelligence agencies to vastly increase the use of remote work. One great example is the Pentagon, the largest employer in the United States. It enabled one million people to work remotely since the start of the pandemic. As part of its rapid response, the Pentagon created a service it calls...Read more

Public safety benefits from digital transformation 

Microsoft webinar explores the digital future of public safety Creating safer communities is everyone’s goal. But that is more challenging than ever due to COVID-19, and now even those who work to keep us safe are themselves in danger as well. To meet these challenges, agencies are embracing digital transformation. This shift gives public safety...Read more