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Trend Report: The Future of Blockchain in Government – More Than Crypto

While there is still much to learn and understand about how cryptocurrency should play a role in global commerce and personal finances, the technology behind it – distributed ledger technology (DLT) or blockchain – is much better understood. Blockchain is a secure way of recording transactions and tracking assets or information using a decentralized network…

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Harvesting Innovation

USDA: Harvesting Innovation The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) provides leadership on food, agriculture, natural resources, rural development, nutrition, and related issues based on public policy, the best available science, and effective management. Through their work, the USDA aims to provide economic opportunity through innovation, by helping rural America to thrive, by nourishing Americans and…

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How to Narrow the Cybersecurity Skills Gap

A report issued by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) in late 2021 named the cybersecurity skills gap as a leading cause of risk for federal agencies. The fact that the gap exists is no surprise, in fact it is an issue that extends beyond government. Overall, in the U.S. there is a  cybersecurity workforce gap…

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Why Are Cyber Attacks Increasing? (And What To Do About It)

While improving cybersecurity has long been a key focus of federal agencies, the Executive Order on Improving the Nation’s Cybersecurity (Cyber EO) provided clear direction and action items for the federal government to prioritize their cybersecurity modernization efforts. The Cyber EO looked at the current and projected threat landscape to ensure that cybersecurity efforts would…

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4 Trends Impacting Law Enforcement Technology Use

In an increasingly digital world, law enforcement agencies have had to adapt decades old techniques to police both the physical and cyber world. This means understanding how criminals use technology and how law enforcement can use technology to fight back. GovWhitePapers spoke with several law enforcement technology companies and discovered that there are several realities…

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Three Keys to Building a Workforce That Works

Job openings have remained at near record highs since the initial pandemic shut down. It will be a job seekers’ market for some time to come. Government has always struggled to compete with the flexibility and benefits private sector organizations can offer, and a tough market for talent only amplifies this battle. For this reason,…

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Government Data Management for the Digital Age

As the government modernizes with more digital processes, filing cabinets full of paper records are becoming a relic of the past. Yet paper records still exist, and agencies must ensure that just because the majority of work happens in digital format, those critical paper-based documents and processes are not forgotten while we develop processes for…

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Applying Lessons Learned from COVID for Improved Healthcare IT 

The COVID-19 pandemic has had an impact on every facet of life – most obviously the healthcare industry. In caring for patients and maintaining public health, healthcare organizations have quickly adopted new ways of working to meet the immediate need. After the pandemic concerns ease, these changes will continue to make an impact on how…

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Citizen Service: Where Do We Go From Here? 

Improving government service to the citizen has been an ongoing cross-agency goal since it was first established by President Obama in 2011. In the last decade, agencies made great strides in digitizing records and workflows to enable more online self-service and streamline processes for service reps within government. The pandemic accelerated many digitization plans, moving…

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