Posts By Francesca El-Attrash

CFPB and its Lean Startup

Meet Monte Desai! Our incredible NextGen Public Service Award Finalist. Desai is a Product Manager at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), and focuses on technology and innovation. After the financial crisis, he started work at CFPB to make markets for consumer financial products and services work again. Read on to learn about his incredible… Read more »

It’s Not About the Money

Meet Ted Kowalsky! One of our incredible NextGen Public Service Award finalists. From helping the nation recover from financial loss to aiding the process that allowed at least 20 million residents rebuild their lives after natural disasters, Kowalsky demonstrates true dedication to the nation and public service in his multi-faceted roles at Treasury.

The Great Cloud Migration

When it comes to cloud systems, government agencies tend to be more risk averse than those in the private sector. The move to the cloud can be especially difficult for less adaptable staffs. Fortunately, there are many great examples of agencies in government taking the risk to migrate to cloud services. At the conclusion ofRead… Read more »

The Visibility Problem

The bridge between the IT world and the “real” world seems to be widening. IT folks are tackling complex technology issues of today without fully understanding how minor errors can majorly impact the everyday user. Meanwhile, us common folk don’t even understand what makes the Internet work. The two worlds can’t seem to collide, oneRead… Read more »

Cybersecurity and the Missing Workforce

Government increasingly spends more time, money, and effort into strengthening cybersecurity. But is government getting the return on such investments that it should? (ISC)2, the largest not-for profit membership body of certified information and software security professionals worldwide, recently released its seventh Global Information Workforce Study (GISWS) in partnership with Booz Allen Hamilton, Cyber 360Read… Read more »