Efficiency is everything in government. That’s why increasing productivity has stepped into the spotlight for government organizations as they seek new methods to serve increasing citizen expectations. But how can government productivity be increased with lacking resources and rampant budget cuts?
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There’s a growing appetite among federal CIOs to move from merely talking about transforming government IT and cyber, to actually institutionalizing change.
In an effort to enhance the federal government’s cyber posture, the Department of Homeland Security created the Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation, or CDM, program. CDM provides DHS, and other federal agencies, the capabilities and tools to identify cybersecurity risks on an ongoing basis, as well as detect and respond to threats in real time. The… Read more »
Jan. 15 marks the first deadline in DMARC policy implementation for federal agencies. Here’s a brief look into what that means, and how agencies are doing.
Training budgets are often seen as nice-to-haves. But at a time when agencies are expected to increase performance while reducing the size and cost of their workforce, training is a necessity.
Every agency has a unique mission to fulfill. And within those agencies, there are a multitude of unique roles that must be filled to meet mission objectives. However, Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Chief Procurement Officer Soraya Correa explained that each of those support roles shouldn’t be viewed—or trained—in a silo.
There’s a lot of talk in government about recruiting talent from Silicon Valley, private firms nationwide and directly from colleges and universities. But sometimes the perfect candidate for the job isn’t across the country or in a classroom; they’re down the hall or in a field office.
A primary responsibility of DHS is maintaining and securing the assets, systems, and networks comprising the 16 critical infrastructure sectors. That’s no easy task and it’s only getting more difficult.
As resources diminish and cyberthreats escalate, it’s more important than ever that government adopt risk-based tactics to maximize security. DHS is assisting in that effort with best practices and private-sector collaboration.
According to the Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey, 65 percent of employees said they are engaged at their workplace, compared with 64 percent last year. Even the Department of Homeland Security saw improved engagement scores after six straight years on the decline.