Thought Leadership

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What options do agencies have for unified communications?
The government market opportunity for communications solutions in the United States is growing, with an estimated 21 million contact center and unified communications seats. At least 8 million seats are expected to migrate to the cloud in the next three years.
How emerging tech can reshape the workforce
Gary Washington, the chief information officer of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, sat down with Federal Times to talk about agency culture, focusing on cybersecurity and learning to use emerging technology to serve business processes.
Federal Hot Take podcast: Too big to fail? Companies are far ahead of their peers, so who will the government turn to?
In this episode of Federal Hot Take, Mike Gruss, editor of C4ISRNET and Fifth Domain, is joined by Kelsey Atherton, staff writer at C4ISRNET. They talk about the idea of whether “too big to fail” could ever become applicable to technology companies as the government works through a massive modernization effort and how markets may or may not solve this problem before it becomes an issue.
Federal Hot Take podcast episode 3: Personal data in the federal system
In this episode of Federal Hot Take, Mike Gruss, editor of C4ISRNET and Fifth Domain, is joined by Jessie Bur, associate editor of Federal Times, and Justin Lynch, associate editor of Fifth Domain. The group talks about why the federal government needs so much personally identifiable information, how the Office of Personnel and Management hack of 2014 changed how government leaders think about data and why even the smallest bit of information can help a hacker gain the credentials they need.
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