Delivering on the Promise of Government for the People

Each administration issues a President's Management Agenda (PMA) that lays out several key goals around transforming the way government does "business." In his PMA, President Biden challenges agencies to "prove that government can deliver results." The guidance goes further to define success as results that are equitable, effective, and accountable. The PMA has three key areas of focus that aim to advance efforts currently in place with additional counsel and resources.

Priority 1: Strengthening and Empowering the Federal Workforce

The once feared "retirement tsunami" in reality has been a slow, steady wave, but incredibly impactful, nonetheless. As long-tenured federal employees retire, they take with them a valuable trove of knowledge - of what has worked and not worked overtime as well as how to navigate the bureaucracy of government. It is important to take that information out of employees' heads and document it in systems so that future teams have access to the experience.

Beyond retaining their knowledge, the role these employees play also needs replacing. Recruiting, training, and retaining are key focus areas of the PMA. To fill senior roles, existing employees need training to advance into these more strategic positions. For more tactical work, agencies are challenged to find ways to automate some manual efforts.

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Looking Past the Cloud and Into Space

While the focus of government modernization has been transitioning government into the Cloud, NASA and Space Force have their sights set even further. Both organizations are focused on bringing "new knowledge and opportunities back to Earth."



Show Me the Data!

Data is critical to that mission. Using data, NASA leaders have set a goal to accelerate the time it takes to release innovations to the market by 25%. This data use challenge is common across government, and becomes even more complex when you have to get data from where it is to where it's needed and that movement involves data coming from space.

Being a new agency, Space Force is able to implement many digital born systems, but working with legacy data and systems is a constant challenge that requires innovative thinking. Critical to this is understanding a technology's application to a specific mission and effectively communicating its impact to leaders to help reduce barriers to changing "how it's always been done."

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FedCyber Summit: Community engagement is needed now more than ever

Originally posted by  on CTOvision

Cyber practitioners in the federal sector have always needed better ways to collaborate and coordinate and have always been on the lookout for new ways to address challenges. But this year it is especially important. Attacks are up, funds to modernize have been zeroed out, staff has been reduced and now on top of that the shutdown has made things even harder. Meanwhile critical information still needs protecting and adversaries remain as persistent as ever.

This means it is more important than ever to find new ideas to better defend our infrastructure.

We have crafted the agenda of the Third Annual FedCyber Summit (6 Nov 2013) to do just that.

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BOSH Global Services to host 3rd Annual BBQ Lunch Raising Funds for Wounded Warriors

Newport News, VA - BOSH Global Services hosts their third annual "BBQ Lunch for Wounded Warriors" on October 4th, from 11:00 to 1:00 at 1 Compass Way in Newport News. The fundraiser, open to the public, benefits Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) and the Virginia Wounded Warrior Program (VWWP), non-profit organizations dedicated to honoring, empowering and assisting wounded service members.

The outpouring of support for this event has great impact each year. In its first two years, this BOSH event resulted in total contributions exceeding $40,000! BOSH employees, owners and supporters work together to welcome the community and celebrate our nation's heroes.

The menu includes slow-roasted pork barbecue on a bun, coleslaw, baked beans, dessert and drinks. Like last year, BOSH plans for a sunny afternoon on the lawn outside BOSH's corporate headquarters. Attendees will enjoy lunch, live music, and an opportunity to recognize the dedication of our nation's service members.

Tickets, on sale August 26, are available at the BOSH office and website (, or from any BOSH employee. Call 757-271-3428 for details, and secure tickets early as the tickets sold out in 2012!

For more information about WWP and VWWP programs, visit and WWP serves military members who incurred service connected wounds, injuries, or illnesses. Their staff works to foster the most successful, well adjusted generation of wounded service members in American history. VWWP provides a network of community-based services to help veterans and families overcome the challenges of stress-related and traumatic brain injuries.

"The support we received from our friends in the community last year was staggering," said BOSH employee Josie Pearson, who leads the fundraising effort. "We look forward to experiencing the same, heartwarming levels of attendees, volunteers, and donations as in 2013".

BOSH Global Services is a veteran-owned company offering turnkey technical and operational support services. BOSH supports mission-critical unmanned systems, first responder communications networks, video distribution technology, and intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) systems. The company's core competencies include command and control systems operations and support, mission planning, hands-on technical and operational training, 24x7 communications and network support, ISR data analysis, lifecycle management, and flight operations, maintenance and training support. BOSH is ISO 9001:2008 registered.

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Jill Singer and John Gilligan Selected as AFCEA Cyber Committee Co-Chairs

Originally posted on MarketWatch

FAIRFAX, Va., PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- AFCEA International announced today that Ms. Jill Singer and Mr. John Gilligan have been selected as the new co-chairs for the AFCEA Cyber Committee. In this position, they will work with the committee to coordinate and enhance AFCEA's outreach to the responsible communities, and to cultivate a spirit of partnership among the public and private sectors. Committees also serve as a forum to develop new ideas regarding technical, operational challenges and capabilities in support of AFCEA chapters and members worldwide and other information exchange services.

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