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Perspectives from the public sector practice

Wearable Technology and the Federal Government | March 31, 2014
By George Jackson
Carmen Medina
, Deloitte Consulting specialist leader and former CIA official, discussed the possible impact of wearable computer technology on federal agencies in the wake of the $2 billion acquisition of Oculus - the maker of a virtual-reality headsets - by Facebook last week.

Augmented government: Transforming our view of public-service delivery | March 31,  2014
By Christian Doolin and Alan Holden
Christian Doolin
and Alan Holden senior consultants with Deloitte Consulting LLP  discuss in an op-ed  the future of augmented reality for the Federal Government and how close the government’s adoption of smart goggles and wearable technology might be.

Huntsville small business LSINC enters DoD mentor-protege agreement with Deloitte | March 24, 2014
By Lucy Berry

Deloitte, which recently opened a high-end advisory services office in Huntsville, has entered into a U.S. Department of Defense mentor-protégé agreement with local woman-owned small business LSINC. "This program provides a great opportunity for Deloitte to mentor a highly innovative and capable firm such as LSINC as we pursue government-related opportunities throughout the region," said Carey Miller, director of Deloitte & Touche LLP and the Deloitte Huntsville office lead. Coverage also appeared in Digital Journal.

Engagement & leadership development across the federal workforce | March 21 2014
Host: Debra Roth
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office ranked #1 in The 2013 Best Places to Work in the Federal Government report produced by the Partnership for Public Service and Deloitte. Fred Steckler, chief administrative officer for the USPTO, joins "FEDtalk" to discuss his agency's climb to the top joined by David Dye and Katherine Ryan, director and manager, respectively, in Deloitte's Federal Human Capital Practice.

Staying Power: More federal workers are staying on the job longer, why do they do it | March 2014
By David Tobenkin
Sean Morris
, principal Deloitte Consulting LLP discusses the reasons why  Federal Workers stay on the job past their eligibility for retirement

Robin Lineberger: All about the co-opetition | March 21 2014
By Troy K. Schneider
Robin Lineberger, Deloitte LLP Principal Robin Lineberger was named Eagle Award Winner for Industry and a 2014 Federal 100 award winner, his third Fed 100 recognition. the Fed 100 award highlights people who have made a significant impact in the federal government community.

Boosting User Confidence in e-Discovery Tools
The Wall Street Journal CIO Journal | March 19 2014
Chris May, a principal with Deloitte Transactions and Business Analytics LLP, discusses the results of a new Deloitte survey. Findings suggest there is growing concern among government legal professionals that technologies and processes deployed to help legal staff wade through and manage troves of digital information may not be meeting their needs.

Generational Divide? What Generational Divide?
Government Executive | March 19 2014
An Excellence in Government article recognizes Deloitte’s  recent research on Millennial’s.

Global mobility and government
Droid Report
| March 13, 2014
By Jennifer Lynn
The private sector productivity of mobile has risen more than 50 percent. According to Deloitte, the public sector's productivity, by contrast, actually fell during the same period, despite the availability of many of the same advances. The emergence of new technologies, globalization, advanced manufacturing processes, and a deeper understanding of individual and organizational psychology contributes to these changes.

Obama’s management goals focus on federal employee engagement
Government Executive
| March 12, 2014
By Charles Clark
Jitinder Kohli
, Director Deloitte Consulting LLP discusses the Obama administration’s long-awaited refreshment of its government-wide management agenda and the fiscal 2015 budget. To comply with the 2010 Government Performance and Results Modernization Act, on Monday the Obama administration outlined about 80 two-year agency goals dispersed across the major 24 agencies. Coverage also appeared on Federal News Radio.

Lean government solves budget woes
Federal Times
| March 10 2014
By Tom Davis
Tom Davis
, Director Deloitte Government Relations and former member of Congress discusses how to encourage a lean-government with programs that are “mission driven” and results oriented rather than regulation driven.

The Best Places to Work in the Federal Government 2013 report shows there is room for improvement | February 27, 2014
By Rob Starr
Sean Morris
, principal and David Dye, Director, Deloitte Consulting LLP discuss the Best Places to Work in Government rankings from the Partnership for Public Service and Deloitte.

Making government work
News Channel 8
| February 27, 2014
Anchor: Morris Jones
Beth McGrath, Director, Deloitte Consulting LLP discuss the new report on shared services from the Partnership for Public Service and Deloitte.

Deloitte report evaluates shared services at DHS, DOE, NASA
Executive Gov
| February 27, 2014
By Mary-Louise Hoffman
A report from Deloitte and the Partnership for Public Service indicates that three federal agencies use a shared support services method in order to fulfill organizational tasks and missions.

3 agencies reap benefits of shared support functions, report says
Federal News Radio | February 27 2014
By Michael O’Connell
The Partnership for Public Service and Deloitte released a report – Helping Government Deliver: Transforming Mission and Support Services – Wednesday offering a blueprint for agencies to move beyond the typical model of sharing support functions.

Deloitte’s “Secure.Vigilant.Resilient.” approach aims to improve cybersecurity for businesses
Government Security News
| February 21, 2104
By Ashley Bennett
Deloitte, a New York City based professional services firm, has launched a new approach to cybersecurity and risk management entitled “Secure.Vigilant.Resilient.”

Supply chain analytics in emerging markets
Supply Chain Brain
| February 21, 2014
By Jim Lee, Phillip Savio and Carey Carpenter, all of Deloitte Consulting LLP
An op-ed from Deloitte Consulting LLP that discusses Supply Chain Analytics in emerging markets.

Cyber: The safest job in the Air Force?
Air Force Times
| February 20 2014
By Oriana Pawlyk
Harry Raduege, Chairman the Deloitte Center for Cyber Innovation discusses the role of the new cyber warrior. “The fact is, that the more experience that you gain from the Air Force and being on the frontlines of defense, translate immediately into a job at a later time.”

DHS Taps contractors to Continue Supplying Byometric ID’s
NextGov | February 19, 2014
The Homeland Security Department will extend for another year contracts with Deloitte and XTec for the production of biometric employee badges, while it reevaluates a $103 million award to HP for developing iris and facial recognition credentials. Coverage also appeared in The Federal Times.

Treasury crosses the finish line on fraud network overhaul
Government Computer News | February 18, 2014
By Bill Jackson
Government Computer news recognizes Deloitte. Tim Young, Principal, Deloitte Consulting discusses the work done in modernizing Treasury Department’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) program as the prime integrator.

How DHS can become a better place to work
Federal Times
| February 17, 2014
Op-ed from Janet Hale
Janet Hale
, Director, Deloitte Services LP discusses leadership strategies for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to improve their human capital challenges as highlighted in the recent Best Places to Work in Government report from the Partnership for Public Service and Deloitte.

Federal drive
Federal News Radio
| February 14, 2014
Anchors: Emily Kopp and Tom Temin
JR Reagan, Principal, Deloitte & Touche LLP and Federal Innovation Officer helped the National Institute of Standards and Technology develop the cybersecurity framework that the White House unveiled this week. His group also helped NIST conduct four public workshops over the past year. The framework is based on five core functions: Identify, protect, detect, respond and recover.

Cyber framework promising but may need more
Federal Computer Week | February 13, 2014
By Amber Corrin
Harry Raduege
discusses the impact of the NIST cybersecurity framework announced this week by the White House.

"This dialogue is not over, but now we have something concrete that people can look to and reference as we move forward together," said Harry Raduege, chairman of the Deloitte Center for Cyber Innovation and former director of the Defense Information Systems Agency. "In the next steps, NIST is going to continue to gather feedback from government and industry and is going to use that to shape future iterations that will spin off and develop from [Version] 1.0 and beyond. I think the flag has been planted, and now we have something in print released by the president. We have a foundation that we can continue to move forward on.” Coverage also appeared in FedScoop.

Too much data, too little support
General Counsel | February/March
Op-ed from Chris May
Chris May Principal, Discovery, Deloitte Transactions and Business Analytics LLP
“Federal agencies remain uneasy about their ability to manage e-discovery and electronic data, according to Deloitte’s “Seventh Annual Benchmarking Study of Electronic Discovery Practices for Government Agencies.” Only 53 percent of respondents felt adequately prepared to discuss e-discovery with opposing counsel. This represents a steep decline from the 2012 survey, when it was 90 percent.”

Feds struggle to make electronic discovery pay off
E-Commerce Times | February 12, 2014
Chris May, principal for discovery with Deloitte Financial Advisory Services, discussed the current state of electronic discovery with E-Commerce Times.

"Department of Justice awarded a US$1.1 billion multiyear contract in 2013 for a wide range of information technologies and legal support services. Yet legal staffs across the federal government are struggling to productively use many of these IT tools, especially e-discovery and electronically stored information, or ESI, according to a recent report from Deloitte."

PortfolioStat is a meaningful start toward improving federal IT
Federal News Radio.com | February 10, 2014
Op-ed from Van Hitch
Van Hitch, Senior Advisor, Deloitte Consulting LLP
“Federal IT is enormously complex and has had significant and highly visible challenges over the years. As the former chief information officer of the Department of Justice (2002-2011) and currently senior advisor to Deloitte Consulting LLP, I believe that IT can be leveraged to improve management and mission accomplishment cost effectively within federal agencies. There are many examples of federal IT successes and thousands of outstanding federal IT employees who can take credit for that success. But highly visible failures can cast all federal IT in a bad light. Several major changes could be initiated that would help in the overall effort and achieve better outcomes.”

Can a book club improve government?
Governing
| February 12, 2014
By Heather Kerrigan

Governing
magazine recommends "If We Can Put a Man on the Moon" by Bill Eggers, Director, Deloitte Public Sector research to readers.

Foutty takes charge of Deloitte’s federal practice
Washington Post
| February 9, 2014
By Marjorie Censer
After decades working with commercial customers, Deloitte’s Janet Foutty is taking on a new challenge as leader of the consulting company’s Arlington-based federal practice.

Compared to banks and retailers, the federal government is a very different place, where budgets are planned years in advance, technology adoption is relatively slow and talent can be more difficult to attract, Foutty acknowledged. But she said the government’s commitment to its mission gives her optimism.

Additional coverage appeared in WashingtonExec, Washington Post appointments

The breakdown in military ethics
This Week in Defense News WJLA- TV
| February 8 2013
Host: Vago Muradian
General Charles F. Wald
, senior advisor to the Deloitte Federal Practice joined a panel of former military officials to discuss the recent ethical scandals in the military and possible solutions that might be employed.

Deloitte appoints head for financial services federal practice
Washington Business Journal
| February 6, 2014
Deloitte Financial Advisory Services LLP has promoted one of its principals to head up its federal unit, according to GovCon Wire. In this new role, Matt Widmer will lead Deloitte's FAS federal team, helping federal government clients manage crises, controversy and transactions. Widmer previously worked in the company's FAS federal advisory services. Similarly, Deloitte promoted Janet Foutty last month from federal consulting leader to federal practice leader.

Deloitte principal moves into role overseeing federal practice
Washington Business Journal | January 31, 2014
By Emily Mekinc
Janet Foutty
now steps into an even bigger role at Deloitte LLP, after a promotion in June to federal consulting leader, the firm announced Thursday.

Deloitte has promoted Foutty to federal practice leader, overseeing the $1.4 billion federal practice, which provides consulting, risk advisory and financial advisory services to every cabinet-level agency in the U.S. government. Foutty has spent 22 years with Deloitte.

Foutty succeeds Maritza Montiel, who will continue as deputy chief executive officer, Deloitte LLP and senior partner and advisor to the federal practice.

Coverage also appeared in GovConExecutive: Janet Foutty Adds New Role of Deloitte Federal Practice Head; Jim Moffatt Comments

Managing IT and cyber chaos
Defense News | January 31, 2014
By Harry D. Raduege
Lt. General Harry D. Raduege
, Chairman Deloitte Center for Cyber Innovation,discusses the growing need for managing IT and cyber chaos. This seems to be a central theme in government, industry, the media and among many IT – and cyber – related symposia and conferences. Raduege will address this issue at the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA) annual CyberSpace Symposium at the Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs, February 4-6.

Do we (govies) expect the wrong things from the State of the Union?
GovLoop | January 30, 2014
By Emily Jarvis and Chris Dorobek
Jitinder Kohli
Director Deloitte Consulting LLP discusses the State of the Union address with Christopher Dorobek on the DorobekINSIDER program. Jitinder’s take on the speech is that government workers need read between the lines a bit to get the President's message.

Top enlisted retirees push back on COLA cuts
Army Times | January 27, 2014
By Patricia Kime
General Charles F. Wald, Director Deloitte Services LP, Department of Defense sector discusses the impact of the cost-of-living adjustment reduction to military retired pay included in the Bipartisan Budget Act which goes into effect in December 2015.

Warrior Games dates set for this fall
The Colorado Springs Business Journal | January 27, 2014
By Marija B. Vader
The 2014 U.S. Paralympics Warrior Games will take place Sept. 28 through Oct. 4 using venues at the Olympic Training Center and the U.S. Air Force Academy.

The competition for wounded, injured and ill service members and veterans was created in 2010 by the U.S. Olympic Committee, in partnership with the Department of Defense and United Service Organization.

The games are presented by Deloitte.

Deloitte Federal’s Brad Eskind named to Wash100 for technological foresight and government transformation
GovConExec | January 27, 2014
Executive Mosaic is honored to announce Brad Eskind, leader of Deloitte’s federal technology practice, as the newest inductee into the Wash 100, the premier group of leaders who create value and execute strategic vision at the intersection of the public and private sectors. The more than 25-year technology and management veteran joined Deloitte from the public sector segment at BearingPoint where he served as senior vice president.

A review of “The Solution Revolution,” by William D. Eggers and Paul Macmillan.
Science of the Time | January 27, 2014
”The solution revolution is almost the antithesis of how society’s toughest public challenges have traditionally been approached by large institutions. In no other space do we see such diverse resources – volunteer time, crowdfunding, capabilities of multinational corporations, entrepreneurial capital, philanthropic funding – aligned around common objectives such as reducing congestion, providing safe drinking water, or promoting healthy living.”

NIST Cyber Security Framework: 4 Steps for CIOs
The Wall Street Journal CIO Journal | January 15 2014
JR Reagan, principal Deloitte & Touche LLP and Carey Miller, director Deloitte & Touche LLP’ Security & Privacy practice discuss the adoption of NIST’s cyber security framework for critical infrastructure providers. Although it is voluntary, CIOs who apply it to enterprise risk management practices may improve their ability to calibrate not just their organizations’ cyber risk, but also business risk more broadly.

Columnist argues for abolishing Air Force
Air Force Times | January 12, 2014
By Jeff Schogol
General Chuck Wald, director Deloitte Services LP and senior advisor to the Department of Defense sector discusses a Boston Globe column that advocates the abolishment of the Air Force.

DoD's McGrath heads to Deloitte
Federal Times | January 9 2014
Elizabeth McGrath
, former deputy chief management officer at the Defense Department, has joined Deloitte as a director in its federal practice, the New York-based consulting firm announced Thursday.

McGrath, who retired from the Pentagon late last year after a 25-year career, will advise federal and commercial clients on strategies for innovation and improving their business operations, according to a news release.

“Her knowledge, experience and relationships will be instrumental in helping our federal and military clients achieve their mission goals as well as strengthen Deloitte’s deep capabilities in the federal marketplace,” said Janet Foutty, a Deloitte national managing director, in the release.

Book review: 'The Solution Revolution,' by William Eggers and Paul Macmillan
The Wall Street Journal
| January 8, 2014
A review in the Wall Street Journal of the Solution Revolution by Trevor Butterworth says: The essential point of "The Solution Revolution" is that the Internet has created a market for solutions to social problems and in doing so it is tearing down the wall between the public and private sectors. In the space where citizens, corporations and charities now collaborate with (or without) government, a new economy has emerged. "This economy," write Messrs. Eggers and Macmillan, "trades in social outcomes; it's currencies include public data, reputation and social impact. . . . The business models are unusual and the motivations range from new notions of public accountability to moral obligation to even shareholder value."

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