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Perspectives from the public sector practice

36.7K Tweets and counting: Why Deloitte’s JR Reagan is not a social media shy exec
Washington Exec
| August 6 2014
By Michelle Davis
Dr. JR Reagan, a principal at Deloitte and the lead client service partner for the company’s Department of Homeland Security National Protectorate Programs Directorate, is among the rising number of executives who’ve taken to the short-message medium in order to build their personal brands, aid their businesses and feed their interests.

Where did all the entry-level jobs go?
Wall Street Journal
| August 5 2014
By Loren Weber and Melissa Korn
Jim Hagy, director Deloitte Consulting discusses the changing workforce and the new responsibilities facing new graduates who are expected to arrive job-ready from day one.

Florida makes cybersecurity strides
C4ISR
| July 31 2014
By Harry Raduege
Harry Raduege
, senior advisor and director of Cyber Risk Services Deloitte & Touche LLP discusses the progress being made by the state of Florida in cybersecurity preparedness and awareness in an op-ed.

Air Force plans shift to obtain high-tech weapon systems
New York Times
| July 30 2014
By Helene Cooper
Beth McGrath
, director Deloitte consulting LLP discusses the decision by the Air Force to shift away from big-ticket weapon systems that take decades to develop and a move toward high-technology armaments that can be quickly adapted to meet a range of emerging threats.

This week in Defense News
WJLA-TV ABC – Washington DC
| This week in Defense News | July 27 2014
Anchor: Vago Muradian
John Powers
, principal, Deloitte Consulting LLP and leader of the Deloitte Defense sector discusses how the Defense Department can achieve efficiency while improving outcomes.

When Feds ignore risk, they create risk
Government Executive
| July 21 2014
By Todd Grams
Todd Grams
, director, Deloitte & Touche LLP discusses how government agencies can manage risk at an enterprise-wide level. Enterprise Risk Management includes governance, roles and responsibilities, policies and procedures, and systems—to mention a few of the framework components.

Deloitte taps new leader for federal health sector
Washington Business Journal
| July 17 2014
By Emily Mekinc
Terri Cooper, principal, Deloitte Consulting LLP
has been promoted from a role leading research and development at Deloitte LLP to now leading its federal health sector.

Food for thought: CIOs as venture capitalists
Federal Computer Week | June 27 2014
By Colby Hochmuth
A new report from Deloitte, "Technology Trends 2014: Inspiring Disruption," argues that, given the landscape CIOs face today, they need a new mindset for how they manage portfolios and do business. The biggest difference between federal CIOs and venture capitalists is the way they approach and manage risk, Deloitte Global Chief Technology Officer Mark White said.

OMB shares how agencies will actually reach goals in areas like climate change
Government Executive | June 27 2014
By Charles S. Clark
Jitinder Kohli, Director, Deloitte Consulting LLP discusses the 15 cross-agency priority goals the White House laid out in its March budget submission which are now enhanced with action plans, set jointly by the Office of Management and Budget and designated agency heads. Coverage also heard on Federal News Radio.

What can an empowered CIO bring to the cloud savings table
Next Gov | June 27 2014
By Rebecca Carroll
Lt. Gen. Peter Cuviello, Director Deloitte Consulting LLP and former Army CIO, discusses whether cloud computing offers agencies a cheaper, more efficient, faster, more secure way to administer the information technology systems they’re already running.

The federal CIO as venture capitalist
FedScoop | June 27 2014
By Jake Williams
Van Hitch, the former CIO of the Justice Department and a senior adviser at Deloitte, said people don’t normally think of the federal government as a place where venture capitalism happens, but there are similarities between venture capitalists and federal CIOs.

Agency blunders put spotlight on risk management
Federal News Radio | June 26 2014
By Jack Moore
Todd Grams, Director Deloitte & Touche LLP discusses enterprise risk management and the Federal Government. “It's only recently that organizations like VA, the IRS and the Transportation Security Administration have gotten on board the risk-management train," said Grams.

Opinion: Why the reluctance on performance-based logistics?
Aviation Week | June 25 2014
By Tom Seymour and Al Banghart
Tom Seymour
, principal Deloitte Consulting LLP and federal supply chain leader Al Banghart, Senior Advisor Deloitte Consulting LLP discuss the benefits of PBL’s for the Defense Department. A time-tested and established methodology exists to incentivize industry to significantly reduce the prices charged for maintaining equipment and improving materiel readiness—performance-based logistics (PBL). PBL offers “wins” for warfighters and the military services, which benefit from improved readiness at reduced prices.

Executive perpective: Deloitte’s view on growing the impact economy to $1 Trillion by 2020
Reuters | June 25 2014
By Shrupti Shah, Director of GovLab, Deloitte Consulting LLP
The impact economy employs about 10 million people and generates nearly $500 billion in revenue annually. Doing well by doing good is possible. The impact economy has the potential to reach $1 trillion by 2020. Increased federal support could help expand it, create more jobs and spur market action that results in sustainable and socially-motivated business practices.

Can culture shifts, open architecture prod defense acquisition reform?
Federal Computer Week | June 24 2014
By Adam Mazmanian
Elizabeth McGrath, Director, Deloitte Consulting LLP and recently retired former deputy chief management officer at DOD, and a leader in enterprise-wide IT acquisition policy testifies before the  The House Armed Services Committee as they examine ways the Defense Department might improve how it buys things. Coverage also appeared in Defense News.

Case studies in DOD acquisition: Finding what works
Committee on Armed Services | June 24 2014
Beth McGrath, director Deloitte Consulting LLP and former deputy chief management officer, U.S. Department of Defense testifies before the House Armed Services Committee and discusses the path forward for acquisition reform.

US support for Iraq government
Defense News Today
– WJLA ABC, Washington DC | June 22 2014
Hosted by Vago Muradian
General Charles F. Wald, Vice Chairman, Deloitte Services LP
discusses National Security interests, military and policy options for US intervention in the current Iraq crisis. 

The Global Defense Outlook for 2014
Government Matters
– WJLA ABC, Washington DC | June 22 2014
Hosted by Morris Jones
A report released this month by Deloitte on global defense spending trends highlighted not only the growth of spending in China and Russia, but in China’s case, the potential for even more spending in the near future. Jack Midgley, one of the report’s authors and a director with Deloitte consulting, told Government Matters. “China’s rapid growth in sheer size make it possible for it to substantially increase its expenditure on defense. This is catch-up on a massive scale.” Coverage also appeared in Federal News Radio, Executive Biz, Defense News.

Contractors welcome president’s anti-discrimination order; leadership changes at Capgemini, DHS and Lockheed Martin
Washington Post | June 20 2014
By Amrita Jayakumar
President Obama is issuing an executive order barring workplace discrimination by federal contractors on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity. Many contractors already have similar policies in place, so the order is not expected to cause any major changes. “Inclusion is a source of opportunity, enrichment, and new thinking, and it is critical to our success,” Deb DeHaas, Deloitte’s chief inclusion officer, said in a statement.

Deloitte appoints new head of defense sector practice
Washington Post
| June 15 2014
By Amrita Jayakumar
Consulting firm Deloitte has named John Powers the new head of its federal defense sector. Powers, who worked as a managing director for the company, succeeds General Charles Wald, who was recently named to the company’s board of directors. In his new role, Powers said he would focus on helping the military streamline its operations as a business organization. Coverage also appeared in Politico Pro, GovConWire and Washington Business Journal.

Federal CFO: The role of IT in boosting user confidence in e-Discovery tools
The Wall Street Journal CFO Journal | June 13, 2014
Some federal agencies using e-discovery technologies are finding their internal processes and skill sets do not sufficiently support all of the capabilities of these tools, which could undermine efforts to streamline discovery processes. According to Chris May, a principal with Deloitte Transactions and Business Analytics LLP, these and similar 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.

No easy cure for VA’s ailing bureaucracy
Government Executive
| June 5 2014
By Charles Clark
Todd Grams
, Director Deloitte & Touche LLP discusses long term management solutions for the Veteran’s Administration. 

Morning cybersecurity
Politico, Cybersecurity Morning Edition | June 5 2014
By Tal Kopen
The Deloitte Global Defense Outlook showed that cyberattacks target every country, regardless of economic level or defense spending.

No easy cure for VA’s ailing bureaucracy
Government Executive | June 5 2014
By Charles Clark
Todd Grams
, director Deloitte & Touche LLP discusses long term management solutions for the Veteran’s Administration.

Shared services and DHS: A great opportunity
Federal Times | May 20 2014
By Janet Hale
Janet Hale, director, Deloitte Services LP discusses shared or integrated services within the federal government. Hale says that the conversation has been heightened with continued pressure from the Office of Management and Budget and the Obama administration to consider new ways of doing business and avoid duplicative work.

GSA awards long-awaited oasis contract
Federal Times | May 19 2014
The General Services Administration has awarded its 10-year, multibillion dollar OASIS contract to 74 companies, according to an agency announcement. The companies include Accenture Federal Services, LLC., Booz Allen Hamilton, Inc., Boeing Service Company, Deloitte Consulting, LLP., Lockheed Martin Integrated Systems, Inc., Raytheon Company and others across six separate pools of contractors.

Federal news countdown
Federal News Radio | May 16 2014
Anchor: Francis Rose
Tim Young, principal Deloitte Consulting LLP shares the top federal news stories of the week on the Federal News Radio countdown.

Listen to your creative federal employees
Huffington Post
| May 13, 2014
By Tom Fox
Based on the latest analysis of the 2013 “Best Places to Work in the Federal Government” data by my organization, the Partnership for Public Service, and by Deloitte agencies need to find ways to empower employees to bring forward innovative ideas.

Air Force plan to strip generals of authority
Washington Times | May 12, 2014
By Maggie Ybarra
Gen. Chuck Wald
, Senior Advisor Deloitte Federal Government Services discusses the draft Air Force plan obtained by The Washington Times shows that the Air Force is aiming to consolidate support operations under the umbrella of a single center, known as the Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center.

Federal CFO: Making the move to shared services
Wall Street Journal CFO Journal | May 9, 2014
Deloitte’s Global Shared Services Survey is highlighted in a report that discusses with CFO’s the benefits of implementing a shared services model in Government.

DoD mulls changes to weapons maintenance contracts
National Defense Magazine | May 7, 2014
By Sandra Erwin
Al Banghart, Senior Advisor Deloitte Consulting LLP discusses how the Defense Department could save up to $20 billion a year by switching many of its current support contracts to performance-based logistics, or PBL, arrangements.

DC area appointments
Washington Post | May 5, 2014
After serving in leadership positions at the Internal Revenue Service and the Veterans Affairs Department, W. Todd Grams has joined Deloitte & Touche LLP's federal practice, the consulting firm announced Thursday.

Listen to your creative federal employees
Washington Post
| May 5, 2014
By Tom Fox
Based on the latest analysis of the 2013 “Best Places to Work in the Federal Government” data by my organization, the Partnership for Public Service, and by Deloitte agencies need to find ways to empower employees to bring forward innovative ideas.

DoD IT exodus
Federal Times | May 5, 2014
By Amber Corrin
Beth McGrath, Director Deloitte Consulting LLP and Harry Raduege, Chairman Deloitte Center for Cyber Innovation discuss the recent departure of Defense Department CIO Teri Takai – just the latest in a series of high-level executives leaving behind prominent IT-focused positions – and that’s just at the Pentagon, to say nothing of exits at other federal agencies.

Industry chatter
Federal News Radio | May 1, 2014
Anchor: Francis Rose
John Powers, principal Deloitte Consulting LLP and managing director for the Deloitte Defense Sector and Beth McGrath, Director Deloitte Consulting LLP discuss performance improvements that could help the Defense Department and Government achieve improved results and cost savings.

Defense faces fiscal churn beyond 2015
National Defense Magazine | May 2014
By NDIA President Lawrence P. Farrell Jr.
General Charles F. Wald (USAF ret.) Senior Advisor Deloitte Federal is quoted by the President of NDIA, Lawrence P. Farrell Jr. “Retired Air Force Gen. Chuck Wald has suggested that there is a need for a true bottom-up analysis to identify key functions and missions for the U.S. military and what resources are needed to satisfy these demands.”

Next generation of cyber defenders prepare for expanding battlefield
The Christian Science Monitor | April 29 2014
By Karis Hustad
Gen. Harry Raduege, Chairman, Deloitte Center for Cyber Innovation discusses the next generation of cyber warriors. “General Raduege says there aren’t enough workers that have the combined science, technology, engineering, and math training needed to effectively build cybersecurity-specific skills, especially when technology is refreshing every year.”

Can the Pentagon build the cyber-force it needs?
FedScoop | April 29 2014
By Dan Verton
Dr. Mike Gelles, Director Deloitte Consulting LLP and Lt, General Harry Raduege (USAF ret.), Chairman, Deloitte Center for Cyber Innovation discuss the capabilities of the current cyber workforce and the military’s plan to grow the number of cyber warriors.

Building a smart lean government
Federal News Radio | April 29, 2014
Hosted by Roger Waldron
This week on "Off the Shelf", Tom Davis, director of Federal Government Affairs for Deloitte, provides his vision for a smart lean government.

Understanding the psychology of cyber threats can help stop the next one
Federal News Radio | April 28, 2014
Dr. Mike Gelles, Director, Deloitte Consulting LLP discusses the Insider Threat - those characteristics that may help to identify employees that hack into their company's computer networks. A report from Deloitte names a few, Federal News Radio reports. Coverage also found in Washington Business Journal.

Deloitte taps former VA Leader for role in Federal Practice
Washington Business Journal | April 24 2014
By Emily Mekinc
After serving in leadership positions at the Internal Revenue Service and the Veterans Affairs Department, W. Todd Grams has joined Deloitte & Touche LLP's federal practice, the consulting firm announced Thursday. Coverage also appeared in GovConWire and Washington Technology.

Feds feel less empowered to innovate
Next Gov | April 24, 2014
By: Brittany Ballenstedt
The vast majority of federal employees continue to feel motivated to find new and innovative ways of performing their jobs, the number who feel that the innovative spirit is both encouraged and rewarded at their agency continues to decline. This according to a new Best Places to Work in Government analysis by the Partnership for Public Service and Deloitte which examined the 2013 Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey results.

Bitcoin’s promise goes far beyond payments
Harvard Business Review | April 24, 2014
By Tiffany Wan and Max Hoblitzell
GovLab fellows Tiffany Wan and Max Hobitzel discuss the digital currency Bitcoin. In their op-ed they say that the focus on Bitcoin as a currency may distract businesses and governments from its disruptive impact: as a technology.

Feds see innovation decline within government
Federal Times | April 23, 2014
By Andi Medici
David Dye, Director, Deloitte Consulting discusses why support for innovation is declining across the government, according to a report by the Partnership for Public Service, Deloitte report released April 23. Coverage on the Innovation snapshot also appeared in Politico written by Tal Kopen.

Federal CIOs: Leaving so soon?
The Wall Street Journal, CIO Journal | April 22, 2014
By Doug McWhirter
Senior Advisor to Deloitte Consulting Van Hitch- a former CIO of the U.S. Department of Justice - discusses bureaucratic and other challenges that conspire to shorten a federal CIO’s tenure and what Congress, agency leadership, and CIOs themselves can do about them.

Protecting critical infrastructure: A new approach
Information Week Government | April 22 2014
By William Jackson
Harry Raduege, Chairman of the Deloitte Center for Cyber Innovation discusses The Framework for Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity, developed over the past year at the White House's direction, which gives executives in 16 critical-infrastructure industries -- including communications, defense, energy, financial services, health, transportation, and water -- a new tool for assessing and improving their organizations' cyber-security posture.

Why alignment of staff and manager satisfaction scores matter
Government Executive | April 22, 2014
By Lara Shane
The Partnership for Public Service and Deloitte examined staff/manager alignment issue as part of its Best Places to Work in the Federal Government analysis and created alignment scores for agencies by looking at the differences between the views of their employees and managers and comparing those to government-wide results.

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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