Pearl Kim wrote a new post, Resilience Case Studies From State and Local Government, on the site GovLoop 5 months, 3 weeks ago
Perfect solutions don’t exist. And if there was ever a time that made this plain, it was 2020.
In the midst of a pandemic, state and local governments navigated a behemoth of major issues, such as budget s […]
Pearl Kim wrote a new post, Local Government Can’t Wait: 5 Tips to Prepare for the Transition, on the site GovLoop 6 months, 1 week ago
With the inauguration of a new president and convening of a new Congress, localities will have to move quickly to ensure they can carry out a smooth transition for their federally funded projects and partnerships […]
Pearl Kim wrote a new post, 3 Ways to Keep Data Flexible and Available for Optimal Services, on the site GovLoop 6 months, 2 weeks ago
When plans go awry, flexibility becomes all the more important – both for yourself and your data.
The pandemic has certainly veered plans off course. Increasingly, state and local agencies have no choice but t […]
Cloud vendors are in the business of providing cloud services to customers, but they’re not usually in the business of integrating their cloud platforms with others, encouraging the growth of their c […]
Pearl Kim wrote a new post, How to Use Tech to Close Budget Deficits and Raise Revenue, on the site GovLoop 6 months, 3 weeks ago
As the saying goes, government is often “doing more with less.” But has there ever been a time such as now when that reality is tested to such extremes?
The Brookings Institution projects that this year sta […]
One thing is clear, public servants had a full plate in 2020.
It was evident last year with the outbreak of COVID-19, the sudden shift to mass remote work and services, and the outcry for racial equity. These […]
Pearl Kim wrote a new post, Reduce Facility Costs Without Sacrificing the Future, on the site GovLoop 6 months, 3 weeks ago
COVID-19 has emptied government offices and propelled telework in historic ways.
As a result, agency facilities budgets are becoming targets for reduction because of the significant decline in tax revenues. […]
While state and local government have been evaluating cloud strategies for years, the current COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated the adoption of cloud services. NASCIO’s 2020 State Chief Information Officer (CIO) s […]
Pearl Kim wrote a new post, What to Do When You Can’t Hire Cyber Talent Gaps Away, on the site GovLoop 7 months ago
Today, there simply aren’t enough cybersecurity professionals to go around. In July 2020, research from labor analytics firm Emsi found the demand for cybersecurity professionals in the United States is twice as g […]
For state and local agencies experiencing budget shortfalls and budget cuts due to the pandemic, a common course of action is to preserve core mission capabilities by absorbing cuts in other areas. Unfortunately, […]
Pearl Kim wrote a new post, Breaking Down the Barriers of Practical AI Adoption, on the site GovLoop 7 months, 2 weeks ago
It’s hard to find an agency today that isn’t aware of the benefits of artificial intelligence (AI). Many organizations are taking advantage of AI and machine learning (ML) to uncover deeper insights from data and […]
You likely already use some kind of cloud-based technology in your everyday work.
Take certain file collaboration capabilities. In this remote working world, can you edit numbers on a spreadsheet while […]
Pearl Kim wrote a new post, Beyond Threats: Measuring Your Cybersecurity Effectiveness, on the site GovLoop 7 months, 2 weeks ago
Government agencies often focus on the threats that affect their cyber systems — and for good reason. But what evidence do they have to prove the value of their security investments?
Answering that question r […]
This past fall, marble notebooks and No. 2 pencils have been replaced on school supply lists by an internet-connecting device and Wi-Fi. Many schools, such as the Santa Fe Indian School (SFIS) in New Mexico, have […]
Pearl Kim wrote a new post, Agencies Will Press the Gas Pedal for Modernization in 2021, on the site GovLoop 7 months, 3 weeks ago
At GovLoop’s online training Thursday, “Innovating and Modernizing the Employee Experience in 2021,” most virtual attendees said they expect modernization efforts to accelerate in the new year after confr […]
The devastating police and institutional violence against Black people, the sharp rise of xenophobic hate crimes against Asian people, the disproportionate impacts of COVID-19 on Black, Latino, Native American, […]
The quicker an organization digitally transforms, the more susceptible it can be to a breach.
In 2019, the Thales Data Threat report found that data risk escalates as the intensity of digital transformation […]
Pearl Kim wrote a new post, Creating a Single Source of Data Truth After COVID-19, on the site GovLoop 8 months, 2 weeks ago
There has never been a more important time for data collaboration and a single source of truth.
In a data-siloed world, an organization can operate only according to the data it has. It’s a small, limiting w […]
Pearl Kim wrote a new post, How the Air Force Plans to ‘Ruthlessly Attack’ Legacy Policies, on the site GovLoop 8 months, 2 weeks ago
The U.S. Air Force is focused on eliminating legacy policies around tech adoption and continued telework in a new initiative called “Operation Flamethrower.”
Since widescale telework began in March, the Air For […]
Pearl Kim commented on the post, States Join Forces in Using Data to Fight COVID-19, on the site GovLoop 9 months ago
Such a cool story on the collaboration between states and the federal government!
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