In the News: Deloitte U.S. Federal Government
Perspectives from the public sector practice
Healthcare Charles B. Green
CQ Weekly | November 18, 2013
By Kristin Coyner
Retired Air Force surgeon general Charles B. Green has been hired by the professional services and accounting giant Deloitte as a director and chief medical officer. Green is based in Deloitte’s consulting division in Washington, which advises federal agencies on ways to be more efficient.
Harnessing big data
One Magazine: Johns Hopkins Carey Business School | November 18, 2013
By J.R. Reagan
A by-line from J.R. Reagan, Principal Deloitte & Touche LLP and leader of the Deloitte HIVE which discusses data visualization and how it can be used to streamline operations and improve performance.
Can IT procurement be saved
Federal Computer Week | November 18, 2013
By Mark Rockwell, Adam Mazmanian, Frank Konkel, Reid Davenport
Rob Frazzini, Principal, Deloitte Consulting LLP and leader of Federal Deloitte Digital discusses IT procurement.
Rob Frazzini, leader of Deloitte Consulting's federal digital practice, pointed to another weakness for the federal acquisition workforce: too much of an incentive to avoid risk, which makes employees embrace the legacy waterfall acquisition model instead of an agile model. He said the more fluid agile approach results in products that coincide with current technology.
"These are not uneducated people. These are not uncaring people," Frazzini said. "These are quality, talented individuals who I believe lack the support of the organization and lack the tools necessary to allow them to change into a more agile environment."
A declining number of feds feel empowered to innovate
Government Executive | November 14, 2013
By Brittany Ballenstedt
Van Hitch, Senior Advisor, Deloitte Consulting LLP discusses the culture of Innovation in the Federal Government.
“The main theme on the mind of every CIO today is budget, and unfortunately, that’s going to be the situation for a long, long time,” Van Hitch, a senior advisor at Deloitte and former CIO at the Justice Department, told Wired Workplace on Tuesday. “The competing or in some cases conflicting objective is how do they infuse innovation into government and IT? As a CIO, I always felt it was my job to do that.”
In-depth show blog
Federal News Radio | November 8, 2013
By Francis Rose
Tim Young, principal Deloitte Consulting LLP discusses the Federal news of the week with anchor Francis Rose and Stan Soloway, President and CEO of the Professional Services Council.
Cyber alliances require trust among competitors and adversaries
Wall Street Journal, CIO Journal | November 4, 2013
By Rachel King
Lt. General Harry Raduege (USAF ret.) discusses the World Cyberspace Cooperation Summit this week, at Stanford University. “No one country, nor one company, can solve all of the issues that are facing us in cyberspace today,” Harry D. Raduege, former director of the Defense Information Systems Agency and current chairman of the Deloitte Consulting LLP’s Center for Cyber Innovation told CIO Journal. That’s why it’s important for these entities to work together, whether it’s at an international policy level or between technology vendors.
Cyber minister proposes security fix
China Daily USA | November 4, 2013
By Chen Jia
In an interview with Lt. General Harry Raduege (USAF ret.), Chairman of the Deloitte Center for Cyber Innovation discusses strengthening international cooperation in cyberspace at the East/West summit in Silicon Valley.
Can the government become a postdigital enterprise?
Government CIO Magazine | November 1 2013
By Dr. Gregg “Skip” Bailey
A by-line from Dr. Gregg “Skip” Bailey, Director Deloitte Consulting LLP. “Organizations have evolved over the years from a post-industrial environment to a digital environment and to now a “post-digital enterprise.” The post-digital age is like the post-industrial age, in that during the post-industrial age we didn’t abandon or lose industrialization, it just became the new normal for business. The same applies to the post-digital age because we certainly won’t abandon digital products or processes, but instead use them in very natural ways.
The pivot from cybersecurity to cooperation in cyberspace
Defense News | October 30 2013
A byline from Lt. General Harry D. Raduege, Chairman the Deloitte Center for Cyber innovation. “Over the last four years, Deloitte has been a participating sponsor of the EWI cyber summits. Just as the role of the internet has expanded in our lives, the conversations at these meetings have expanded beyond discussions about cybersecurity to now focus on international cooperation in cyberspace. Part of the solution lies in developing trust and cooperation and collectively putting the greater good at the top of our priority list.”
How to come back
Federal Computer Week | October 17, 2013
By Mark Rockwell
Van Hitch, Senior Advisor, Deloitte Consulting LLP discusses next steps as Federal Managers return to work after the shutdown. With federal employees returning to their jobs, it won't be business as usual for most senior IT workers, at least for a while. “First things first, however, advised Van Hitch, senior advisor at Deloitte Consulting and former long-time CIO at the Department of Justice. I wouldn't immediately dig into my inbox. I'd send out an email to employees welcoming them back and ask if anything is screaming for executive attention."
Your guide to post-military success
GI Jobs Magazine | October 30, 2013
By Warren Duffie
A profile of Will Reynolds, Senior Consultant, Deloitte LLP in GI Jobs Magazine. Change Master. As a former combat infantry officer, William Reynolds is a master of adapting to change. “When you’re leading soldiers in combat, you have to be prepared for the unexpected,” says Reynolds, a former captain. “That ability has served me well during my civilian career.”
Charles B. Green named Deloitte Federal health chief medical officer; Kelvin Womack comments
GovConWire | October 29, 2013
By Ross Wilkers
Charles Green, a retired Air Force general and a former surgeon general for the branch, has joined Deloitte‘s federal health practice as chief medical officer and will serve as a director for Deloitte Consulting LLP.
The 35-year Air Force veteran most recently served as vice chairman and senior partner at health services consultant Martin, Blanck & Associates, Deloitte said Tuesday.
How big business helps society
The Street | October 29, 2013
By Gregg Greenberg
An interview with William D. Eggers, global director at Deloitte Research and coauthor of The Solution Revolution. In the interview, Bill discusses how big business can team up with government to solve society's toughest problems.
Do we have a grover norquist problem?
Fox & Hounds Daily | October 22, 2013
Pete Peterson, Candidate for CA Secretary of State
An essay from Pete Peterson, Candidate for Secretary of State for California included quotes from the Solution Revolution. “It is an environment described in the current book, The Solution Revolution by public sector experts, William Eggers and Paul MacMillan: “The defining feature of Western-style government – its success in catering to a wide variety of citizen needs – has become its greatest liability. Governments are going broke while contorting themselves into ever-stranger positions to satisfy often contradictory constituent demands.”
Why Federal IT is plagued by inefficiency
The Wall Street Journal CIO Journal | October 21, 2013
By Van Hitch
Earlier this year, Vance E. Hitch, a former chief information officer at the U.S. Department of Justice, was asked by the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Government Affairs to submit a statement for the record on the topic of “Reducing Duplication and Improving Outcomes in Federal Information Technology.” On June 25, 2013, Hitch submitted his statement, which draws on his more than 40 years of IT experience, including nearly a decade as the Justice Department’s CIO. The column outlines Van’s recommendations for the Committee.
The Federal drive
Federal News Radio | October 21, 2013
Anchor: Emily Kopp
Sean Morris, Principal Deloitte Consulting LLP and leader of the Deloitte Federal Human Capital practice discusses how Federal Executives can manage the lingering impact of the shutdown on their team's morale and dedication to the job. Sean discussed 10 steps for federal leaders can follow after the shutdown.
Is government broken in America
Bloomberg Television | October 7, 2013
By Bill Eggers, Deloitte Director of Global Research
William D. Eggers leads Deloitte's public sector research and discusses the government shutdown. How the solution economy might start to change the way that government solves problems.
Slim down silver lining
Fox Business | October 7, 2013
By Bill Eggers, Deloitte Director of Global Research
William D. Eggers leads Deloitte's public sector research and discusses the new solution revolution. How government is joining together with social enterprises to solve some of society’s most intractable problems.
Impact of a government shutdown on the defense department
Fox Business | September 27, 2013
Anchor, Adam Shapiro
Deloitte Department of Defense practice leader General Charles Wald discusses the unintended consequences of a government shutdown on the Defense Department.
Can you be yourself at work
US News and World Report | September 23, 2013
Huffington post | September 26, 2013
By Robin Madell
Deloitte research “Diversity’s new frontier” was featured in a column in U.S. News and World Report. Kelvin Womack, principal Deloitte Consulting LLP, Federal Health practice leader and managing principal of diversity at Deloitte; report authors Carmen Medina, a specialist leader in Deloitte Consulting LLP’s Strategy & Operations Practice; Anesa “Nes” Diaz-Uda Senior Consultant Deloitte Consulting and Beth Schill discuss the reasons why organizations should foster a work environment where all feel comfortable sharing their views and their authentic selves.
Coverage also appeared in Business Insider.
The solution economy: How new players are solving old problems
PBS News Hour Business Desk
By William D. Eggers and Paul Macmillan
William D. Eggers leads Deloitte's public sector research and has written widely on government reform. Paul Macmillan is the global public sector leader for Deloitte Touche Tomatsu. The piece is adapted from their recently published book, "The solution revolution: How business, government, and social enterprises are teaming up to solve society's toughest problems."
Federal IT staffing mess: Budget chaos aging workforce
Information Week | September 25 2013
By Wyatt Kash
Van Hitch, former Justice Department CIO and senior adviser Deloitte Consulting LLP discusses how Federal agencies are potentially facing thinning ranks of mid-tier IT workers and a graying federal IT workforce. "I believe declining budgets and the move toward the cloud and IT services are not blips, but long-term trends that CIOs must plan for over the foreseeable future," Hitch said. The loss of IT talent "could hurt agencies in accomplishing their missions," unless agencies "find ways to challenge and reward their best performers and manage the overall attrition of the workforce,” said Hitch.
Politico Pro | September 24, 2013
By Rachel Bade
On Tap Wednesday: — At 8:30 a.m., Georgetown University and Deloitte hosts a symposium, "Implementing Immigration Reform: Imagining the Possibilities." Participants include Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) and Felicia Escobar, senior policy director for immigration with the White House Domestic Policy Council.
How to make your agency a better place to work
Washington Post | September 18, 2013
By Tom Fox
Each year, Deloitte and the Partnership for Public Service, use the employee survey data to produce the "Best Places to Work in the Federal Government“ rankings, which add perspective by providing a comprehensive portrait of employee satisfaction and commitment across the government and at individual agencies and their subcomponents. To mark the 10th anniversary of the rankings, we profiled six agencies to see how they used the Best Places to Work analysis and employee survey data to create better work environments. Two of these agencies, NASA and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), have been consistent top performers in the rankings. Meanwhile, the Department of Transportation (DOT), the State Department, the U.S. Mint and the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) made significant improvements very quickly or sustained improvement over a number of years.
IT staffs expected to shrink in coming year
Federal Times | September 23, 2013
By Andy Medici
Van Hitch, former Justice Department CIO and senior adviser Deloitte Consulting LLP discusses how pressure from sequestration and budget cuts are impacting IT staffing at Federal agencies. “Agencies should be planning for ways to responsibly reduce the sizes of their IT workforces,” said Hitch. “They really do need to figure out how big their workforces ultimately need to be. Agencies will mostly rely on attrition to reduce staff numbers but some will also cut contractor workforces and use technology to operate with fewer people.”
Military leaders need business education, retired general tells UVa gathering
The Daily Progress | September 21, 2013
General Charles F. Wald (USAF, ret), director, Deloitte Services LP, and leader of Deloitte’s Department of Defense Practice told students at the University of Virginia why encouraging military leaders to use civilian business tactics would simultaneously improve America’s economy and the operations of the armed forces. “Right now, a typical educational track for military members is to pursue a political science or advanced technical degree. Those skills are important too, but having more business-minded people will bring balance and broader perspectives to the ranks,” Wald said.
Headline: Factoring in Diversity
Government Executive | September 1, 2013
By Lara Shane
What is the federal government’s record on diversity and inclusion in the eyes of its employees? Are there groups that are experiencing the workplace differently than others? The nonprofit Partnership for Public Service and consulting firm Deloitte set out to answer these questions in the latest “Best Places to Work in the Federal Government” analysis of data collected in a 2012 employee survey.
Solution revolution: A conversation with William D. Eggers and Paul Macmillan
Acumen | September 11, 2013
A Q&A with William Eggers, Deloitte Global Research Director and Paul Macmillan, Global Industry Leader for Deloitte’s Public Sector practice. Their book called “The Solution Revolution, describes a burgeoning new economy where players from across the spectrum of business, government, philanthropy, and social enterprise converge to solve big problems and create public value.”
Federal drive show
Federal News Radio | September 9, 2013
Heather Reilly, principal, Deloitte Consulting LLP, discusses the path ahead for federal agencies and their role in Immigration Reform planning. The big question is how agencies might deal with tens of millions of undocumented immigrants in the United States once Congress moves forward.
Image makers, Maureen Carter
National Journal | September 7, 2013
Maureen Carter, Deloitte Digital creative director is profiled in National Journal. Last month, Carter was named creative director of Deloitte Digital, a division of the financial-consulting firm dedicated to integrating “digital solutions into the everyday operations of government, including interactions with constituents,” according to a Deloitte press release. Carter said that the position involves designing apps, website wireframes, and other digital products.
Pentagon officials say strike won't be hurt by delay
USA Today | September 1, 2013
General Charles F. Wald (USAF, ret), director, Deloitte Services LP, and leader of Deloitte’s Department of Defense Practice discusses events unfolding in Syria and the possibility of U.S. intervention.
Deloitte Digital hires creative director to focus on federal clients
Washington Post Capital Business | August 26, 2013
Maureen Carter, a former vice president for Nickelodeon has joined Deloitte Digital as a creative director focusing on serving federal clients, the consulting firm announced Tuesday. Maureen Carter joins the Deloitte Digital Federal studio to develop new and innovative ways to integrate digital solutions into the everyday operations of government. She spent the past three years at Viacom as vice president of digital brand creative for Nickelodeon, according to her LinkedIn profile.
MBA’s wanted: What the DOD can learn from business
The Wall Street Journal CIO Journal | August 20, 2013
General Charles F. Wald (USAF, ret), director, Deloitte Services LP, and leader of Deloitte’s Department of Defense Practice discusses the transformation taking place throughout the DOD. “When the DOD identifies promising officers with the potential to become senior officers, it should send them to business school."
Security in genes of new DHS cybersecurity head
Bank Info Security | August 19, 2013
General Harry Raduege, Chairman, the Deloitte Center for Cyber Innovation discusses the appointment of Phyllis Schneck, the new Homeland Security deputy undersecretary for cybersecurity. Like her father, Phyllis Schneck holds a Ph.D. in computer science.
"Phyllis always has been inspired by the work and accomplishments of her father and would thank him today for encouraging her in hard-core science and to be a leader," says Harry Raduege, chairman of the Deloitte Center for Cyber Innovation.
Human behavior - the next frontier in agency innovation
Federal News Radio.com | August 19, 2013
Jitinder Kohli, director of Federal Government Performance at Deloitte discusses Innovation and performance with Federal News Radio. The key takeaway from the July 26 White House memo, Next Steps in the Evidence and Innovation Agenda says Kohli is that demonstrating program performance is imperative.
Deploying behavioral Insights
Federal News Radio.com | August 18, 2013
Federal News Radio.com published 6 Deloitte white papers that discuss describe inexpensive, simple solutions to some of society's most seemingly intractable problems. These solutions don't involve billion-dollar investments or comprehensive tax reform. Instead, they're based on behavioral insights that seek to explain the way we make decisions, whether consciously or unconsciously.
- The sentence that can save government $45 million
- Behavioral insights for responsible financial behavior
- Behavioral insights for sustainable behavior
- Behavioral insights for healthy behavior
- Behavioral insights for transportation
Coaching and training in time of lean budgets
Federal Computer Week | August 16, 2013
David Dye, Director Deloitte Consulting LLP and Van Hitch, Senior Advisor, Deloitte Consulting LLP discuss the best career development opportunities that are available for IT executives in the federal government.
Burgeoning Hokie network boasts interconnectedness
Washington Exec | August 15, 2013
Tim Chase, Principal, Deloitte Consulting LLP who sits on the Virginia Tech MBA Advisory Board discusses those who share his allegiance to the school. “Maybe more than any school I know, Virginia Tech graduates seem to put their VT experience high on the list of what defines them, and there’s a resulting tendency to seek fellow graduates out,” Chase said.
Thought leaders in big data: interview with JR Reagan, federal chief innovation officer at Deloitte services (a six part series)
One Million by One Million Blog | August 11, 2013
JR Reagan, principal, Deloitte & Touche LLP and leader of the Deloitte Highly Immersive Visual Environment (HIVE) discusses in a special six part series discusses the age of big data and the future of data visualization.
Forecast calls for stormy business climate
National Defense Magazine | August 10, 2013
General Chuck Wald, director, Deloitte Services LP and leader of the Department of Defense practice. “The defense market is changing, and whether that is good or bad depends on how companies respond to the shifts that are occurring. The oft-heard lament that the defense market is “not there anymore” is only true if one defines the market as warplanes, armored vehicles, ships and other traditional military hardware, said Chuck Wald, a consultant at Deloitte and a retired Air Force general. There is a future in “affordable high-tech” such as communications, information systems, cyberwarfare tools and tactical gear for special operations forces. Companies that intend to stay in this market, he said, must figure out what the “new normal” is and move forward.
Federal executive: transitioning to a shared services finance model
The Wall Street Journal, CFO Journal | August 9, 2013
Clarence Crawford, director, Deloitte Consulting LLP discusses the OMB mandate to federal agencies last March asking them to use a shared services provider when updating their financial management systems. ”The long-term cost savings are important. To me, though, the real benefit is that the move, if done properly, could allow CFOs to shift some of their resources and focus from financial system maintenance to more value-added activities."
Deloitte revamps federal leadership
Washington Technology, August 6, 2013
Robin Lineberger, the leader of Deloitte’s federal business since the company acquired BearingPoint in 2009, has been shifted to a client leadership role. Lineberger is one of several Deloitte leaders who transitioned to what the company calls “Lead Client Service” roles. The moves are part of Deloitte’s leadership rotation practice, a spokeswoman said. A Deloitte spokeswoman said that confidentiality requirements with the client prohibited the company from saying who Lineberger will be working with. Stepping in to lead Deloitte Federal is Maritza Montiel, Deloitte U.S. deputy CEO. A 40-year veteran of the firm, Montiel has been a managing partner since 1984. Most recently, she was head of government relations, quality and risk at Deloitte. She has held several leadership positions at Deloitte including managing partner of the company’s leadership training center, Deloitte University, and has served two terms on the company’s U.S. board of directors. She is currently serving on the Deloitte Touché Tohmatsu Limited Global board of directors.
The changes took effect in July and follow the naming of Janet Foutty as the leader of the federal consulting practice. She replaced John Gibbons, who will serve as a strategic advisor during a transition period and advance special projects for Deloitte Consulting Innovation and the Deloitte U.S. Consulting Global office.
Federal drive show
Federal News Radio | August 5, 2013
Jitinder Kohli, director at Deloitte Consulting LLP and leader of the Deloitte Federal Government Performance practice discusses the recent memo from OMB on agency performance in an interview on Federal News Radio. The guidance discusses how agencies might work performance measurement into their fiscal 2015 budgets.
What is the impact economy anyway?
Forbes.com Skoll World Forum | August 5, 2013
An op-ed from Shrupti Shaw, and GovLab Fellows Ross Rocketto and Rob Terrin. All levels of government are facing a new wave of challenges ranging from underperforming schools and food deserts; to college affordability and fostering economic growth. What makes things harder is that government must achieve its goals in an environment of diminishing resources, rising citizen expectations, and decreasing public confidence.
DOD auditors eye logistics contracts in bid to fix spare parts overpricing
Inside The Pentagon | August 1, 2013
Al Banghart, Senior Advisor, Deloitte Consulting LLP discusses Performance Based Logistics (PBL) contracts. As senators call for safeguards to prevent the Pentagon from overpaying for spare parts, some defense officials point to logistics contract vehicles as one potential cause of the problem.
Data-Driven results influence federal budget cuts
Information Week | July 31, 2013
In a Deloitte D-Brief webcast, Ira Goldstein, director Deloitte Services LP and Jitinder Kohli, director Deloitte Consulting LLP discuss the impact of sequestration. Deep across-the-board cuts, once thought to be a looming threat, are increasingly expected to impact federal programs through 2021.
Change agents: Seeing world through Meta's 3-D glasses
USA Today | July 30, 2013
Mark White, Deloitte Global Consulting Technology CTO discusses advances in augmented technology. “Although current glasses technology is "still unwieldy," its evolution from mainly government use to mass audience gear is largely just a matter of time, says Mark White, who leads the technology practice at Deloitte Consulting, which recently released a report detailing how the fieldwork done by many government agencies can benefit from augmented reality.
Feds reach for Cloud CRM
E-Commerce Times | July 17, 2013
Gregg Bailey, Director Deloitte Consulting LLP and Federal Government cloud lead, discusses cloud-based CRM. The attraction, he says, indicates an interest in using cloud systems for more sophisticated requirements. “The interest in CRM-type work is present in the federal government. As the debate over cloud-based versus traditional CRM continues, many are starting to realize that the question has shifted to when, not if, cloud will be implemented," said Bailey.
Only 4 out of 10 federal employees believe they’re rewarded for good work
Washington Post | July 16, 2013
As part of a recent analysis of 2012 “Best Places to Work in the Federal Government” data, the Partnership for Public Service and Deloitte examined federal employee satisfaction with performance-based rewards and advancement in their agencies and it appears that recognition is in short supply. Out of 10 workplace categories examined, workers rated performance-based rewards and advancement last, as they have since 2005. In 2012, federal workers gave a score of only 43.4 points on a scale of 100. This means that only four out of 10 employees believed that they will be rewarded for doing good work. Coverage of the federal employee satisfaction snapshot also appeared in The Washington Post opinion page and was also carried on Twin-Cities.com and the Arizona Star.
The Global Defense Outlook
Capital Insider News Channel 8 | July 16, 2013
Jack Midgley, Director Deloitte Consulting LLP, Department of Defense practice gave detailed analysis of the Deloitte “Global Defense Outlook 2013,” during a 10 minute interview on Capital Insider. During the interview he provided details on the expected performance of defense market in the coming years and shifts in global defense spending as nations choose to protect domestic programs at the expense of military spending, and sales of big-ticket conventional weapons begin to dry up.
Report: Women less empowered in federal jobs
Washington Post | July 12 , 2013
Coverage of the latest snapshot on diversity and inclusion from the Best Places to Work index, prepared by the Partnership for Public Service and Deloitte. Male and female federal employees give their workplaces similar ratings overall, but women feel less empowered and say they are treated less fairly on the job, according to a new report. The information on diversity and inclusion was drawn from the Best Places to Work in the Federal Government analysis of 2012 data collected by the Office of Personnel Management’s Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey. Coverage also appeared in Government Executive; Fed Smith and Washington Business Journal.
Federal News Radio show blog
Federal News Radio | July 12, 2013
David Dye, director Deloitte Consulting LLP discusses best practices to address workplace diversity and inclusion. He provides analysis of the Office of Personnel Management's annual survey of federal employees which is compiled into the Best Places to Work in Government report from the Partnership for Public Service and Deloitte. The most recent snapshot looked at effective leadership, support for diversity and overall satisfaction among different demographic groups.
GPRA modernization - just more bureaucracy or a new way to work?
GovLoop | July 11, 2013
Jitinder Kohli is a director at Deloitte Consulting LLP and leader of the Deloitte Federal Government Performance practice. He has written extensively about government performance and was a contributor to the new legislation. Kohli told Chris Dorobek on the DorobekINSIDER program that GPRA changes the landscape on government performance
Earlier this week the President unveiled his new management agenda, part of the process involves a renewed emphasis on creating metrics to evaluate an agency's programs and goals. That focus falls under the GPRA Modernization Act. The new legislation provides the government with the foundation for strengthening agency efforts to use strategic planning and performance measurement to improve results.
The Federal drive show blog
Federal News Radio | July 10, 2013
Tim Young, a senior management at Deloitte Consulting, and former deputy administrator at OMB, share his views on the prospects for the GPRA modernization act and other initiatives from the Obama Administration.
President Barack Obama gave his new cabinet some marching orders this week. He wants them to reinvigorate the government by making it, in his words, smarter and more innovative. He gave Sylvia Burwell, the Office of Management and Budget chief, the job of leading the effort. Every president has some sort of plan. Recall Service to the Citizen, Reinventing Government and the President's Management Agenda.
Data as protection
PC Today Magazine | July 9, 2013
JR Reagan, principal, Deloitte & Touche LLP discusses how big data and security analytics tools may transform the security industry.
We’re now focused on behavior and how things happen vs. singular events, and we’re doing it in a way that human beings can understand. I think now we have a chance of changing the game on how we approach security. There’s plenty of data and we will get more. We have a lot of sophisticated software and hardware that is being approved every day. It’s more on how we approach the problem and doing it in a way that’s not historical… Maybe I don’t have to defend all the DoS attacks coming from a particular state. Maybe I focus on all the things coming from overseas. It opens up new ways of looking at things, and I’m really excited.
Singh, Mathur still working for those who serve
Federal Computer Week | July 9, 2013
Pawan Singh, a principal at Deloitte, was honored with a 2012 FCW Rising Star award for helping to design and deploy a system that captures medical treatment records for soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan and sends those electronic documents to medical providers back in the United States. During Operation Desert Storm in the early 1990s, Singh said, it would take six to eight months for soldiers’ battlefield medical records to arrive in the United States. Now it takes about 24 hours. "We want to beat the timeline before the soldier goes back home,” Singh said. “We can't afford…to send an ailing soldier who has trauma” home without all the necessary medical records."
A drawing board for ideas
The Washington Post | July 8, 2013
Bill Eggers, director of public service research at Deloitte comments on the rise of graphic facilitators to help capture and visualize meeting discussions.
Inside Deloitte's big data HIVE
Washington DC | January 30, 2013
Data analytics and the whole big data phenomenon have been of great interest to me, ever since we started diving deep into our website analytics a few years ago.
Changes coming to key congressional committees despite status-quo election
Federal News Radio | November 7, 2012
Tom Davis, director Federal Government Affairs, Deloitte & Touche LLP discusses the impact of the election on the leadership of Senate and House committees.
Senate races expose extent of republicans’ gender gap
The New York Times | November 7, 2012
Tom Davis, director Federal Government Relations, Deloitte & Touche LLP is featured in the quote of the day in the New York Times: "It is time to sit down practically and say, where we are going to add pieces to our coalition. There just are not enough middle-aged white guys that we can scrape together to win. There are just not enough of them." The Nightly Business Report on PBS also interviewed Tom Davis in their broadcast on November 8, 2012.
Business leaders encouraged to hire vets at CAM kickoff lunch
The Chamber | November 6, 2012
Robin Lineberger, CEO Federal Government Services was the keynote speaker at the San Antonio Chamber of Commerce luncheon to kick-off their Celebrate America's Military events.
“In corporate America, we have an obligation to serve our military and the members of our military community by hiring them when they have finished service,” he said. “It is our corporate responsibility,” said Lineberger.
Putting cybersecurity on the diplomatic agenda
Government Computer News | November 6, 2012
Lt. General Harry Raduege, (USAF Ret), Chairman the Deloitte Center for Cyber Innovation discusses diplomatic relations and the East/West Institute Cybersecurity Conference in New Delhi India.
Fixing the unemployment problem
The Washington Examiner | November 6, 2012
Research from John Hagel, co-chairman, Deloitte LLP Center for the Edge and Bill Eggers, director, Deloitte Research is featured in a column in the Washington Examiner.
In "Brawn from Brains: Talent, policy, and the future of American competitiveness," Deloitte researchers Bill Eggers and John Hagel ask: What policies speed up development of workplace talent and employment? What policies slow it down?
Geospatial data could transform the way government does business
Tech Target | November 2, 2012
Matt Gentile, principal, Deloitte Financial Advisory Services discusses the explosion of geospatial data. Gentile describes is as a "mass proliferation" generated by sensors, Internet use, geocodes attached to digital images and handheld devices with GPS capabilities. The process of analyzing these sources of data could help organizations provide better service to customers and -- according to Gentile's new report, The Power of Zoom: Transforming Government through Location Intelligence -- to constituents as well. "We thought it was time to take a look at the marketplace and pause to see what we could do to help government get on top of this," he said.
Have a passion for quality results
Government CIO Magazine | November 1, 2012
By Gregg “Skip” Bailey
The second op-ed in a series of six from Gregg Bailey, director, Deloitte Consulting
Will Sandy's winds blow more agencies to the cloud?
Federal Computer Week | October 31, 2012
A blustery lady named Sandy may be the motivation some agencies need to finally jump aboard the cloud. Gregg “Skip” Bailey, director, Deloitte Consulting LLP discusses whether agencies will benefit from their transition to the cloud during emergencies like “frankenstorm” Sandy.
“If they have sort of a weaker infrastructure, I would think [Sandy] would be a motivating factor. If they have a very solid infrastructure already established, I’m not sure it would make any difference,” said Gregg “Skip” Bailey, director at Deloitte Consulting LLP and the federal cloud computing lead at the firm. He was formerly CIO at the Bureau for Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.
In depth interviews
Federal News Radio | October 31, 2012
Janet Hale, director Deloitte Services LP discusses new research from the Government Business Council and Deloitte that identifies the efficiency of eight federal cost areas. The research and survey entitled “Cutting Costs: Inside the Effort to Improve the Efficiency of Federal Operations” outlines the ways that agencies might track the effectiveness of the initiatives that they have underway and collaborate with other agencies to identify best practices to improve efficiency outcomes. Janet was also interviewed on the topic by Chris Dorobek for GovLoop.
Beyond the bars: Envisioning a new ecosystem of virtual incarceration
Government Security News | October 23, 2012
An op-ed from Michel Gelles director, Deloitte Consulting LLP, and Deloitte consultants Alan Holder and Kara Shuler discusses a new model for incarceration. It examines the possibilities of States breaking out of brick-and-mortar incarceration and adopting a more innovative risk-management system for low-level offenders and the impact on recidivism and community safety.
In depth interviews with Francis rose
Federal News Radio | October 17, 2012
Chief information officers may hold the key to cutting operational costs. Former Justice Department CIO Vance Hitch, and now senior adviser to Deloitte Consulting LLP, wrote in a recent article that IT has moved from the back office into the frontlines "for improving government operations overall."
The new shape of the collared economy
Huffington Post | October 17, 2012
An op-ed from Bill Eggers, director, Deloitte research and Owen Sanderson a consultant with Deloitte Consulting LLP examines the new generation of workers who are divorcing themselves from career-for-life commitments and moving towards a more flexible and increasingly virtual lifestyle. The op-ed supports a new Deloitte research report entitled “Brawn from brains: Talent, policy and the future of American competitiveness”. The research examines policy reframing that needs to be undertaken by the United States to remain competitive as the talent landscape changes.
Federal CIO’s working on a “Need to Share” basis
The Wall Street Journal | October 17, 2012
Brad Eskind, principal, Deloitte Consulting and Federal Technology Practice leader discusses outside-in architecture and the growing need for collaboration which is transforming the role of agency tech leaders. “In the past, IT could hard-wire certain devices and user interfaces to system architecture. Now, everything should be more flexible to encompass more sources of data and delivery mediums. IT departments should make sure that everything is developed using an interactive, rather than static, design” said Eskind.
Smart government IT can be a catalyst for change
Federal Computer Week | October 12, 2012
An op-ed from Van Hitch, Senior Advisor to Deloitte Consulting LLP and former CIO at the Department of Justice discusses the three important steps that could help federal CIOs and executives realize the power of IT to be a catalyst for agency change. Hitch says that giving CIOs more budget authority, integrating IT more closely with mission functions and creating an IT strategic plan will help agency CIOs to champion the development of integrated, enterprisewide IT strategic plans that are tied to agency mission accomplishment.
GovConExec | September 19, 2012
JR Reagan, Federal Chief Innovation officer and Principal at Deloitte & Touche LLP was features in GovConExec discussing the Federal Security Management Act, highlighting the fact that the amendment “provides a comprehensive framework for protecting our nation from current and future cyber threats.”
MOBILITY SECURITY meeting the challenge
GovConExec | September 19, 2012
GovConExec featured Brad Eskind, Principal, Federal Technology, Deloitte Consulting LLP, in an article about security in the federal mobility environment and the Deloitte 2012 Tech Trends report .
Challenges facing the new air force chief of staff
National Defense TV | September 16, 2012
General Wald, Director, Deloitte Services LP and leader of Deloitte’s Department of Defense Practice, was featured on This Week in Defense News in an interview with Vago Muradian. The interview focused on the challenges new Air Force Chief of Staff, Gen. Mark Welsh faces.
The 3 Keys to motivating Feds during tough times
Government Executive | September 13, 2012
David Dye, Director, Deloitte Consulting LLP, was featured in Government Executive for his involvement in a panel called "Leadership Beyond Limits: Breakthrough Practices for Increasing Employee Motivation.” The panel focused on the role that leadership and employee motivation play in a successful organization.
Reorganization and restructuring in government presented by Deloitte
Federal News Radio | July 30 2012
John Powers, Principal, Deloitte Consulting LLP participated in a Federal News Radio discussion panel presented by Deloitte. The panel, “Reorganization and Restructuring in Government,” consisted of five experts who used their knowledge of reorganization and restructuring to discuss how Federal agencies could more efficiently reach their mission with limited resources.
Agent of change
Wall Street Journal's CIO Journal | July 26, 2012
Van Hitch, Senior Advisor, Deloitte Consulting LLP was featured in the Deloitte Insight section of the Wall Street Journal’s CIO Journal. The article highlights Hitch’s integral role in updating the Department of Justice’s IT systems during his tenure as CIO at the agency.
Prince Harry, Peter Westmacott, Jill Biden, soldiers
Bloomberg | May 8, 2012
Robin Lineberger, Deloitte Federal Services CEO, was quoted in Bloomberg, discussing his admiration of wounded soldiers. At a wounded warrior reception with England’s Prince Harry and athletes from the recent Warrior Games Presented by Deloitte, Lineberger said he admires their “can do” attitude and said that seeing the soldiers overcome their disabilities made him think twice before “whining” about his own physical limitations. Also in attendance at the event were Second Lady Jill Biden, British Ambassador Peter Westmacott and Chief of Paralympics for the U.S. Olympic Committee, Charlie Huebner.
OMB gives agencies four months to figure out shared services
Federal News Radio | May 4, 2012
Tim Young, Senior Manager, Deloitte Consulting LLP, discussed OMB’s Shared Services Strategy with Federal News Radio. The new strategy, which details the steps over the next four months agencies must take to begin chipping away at more than $46 billion in duplicative IT investments, Young said, “The intention of the strategy seems to be a focus on flexibility. Agencies simultaneously must measure performance and capabilities of the existing LOBs and improve them so more agencies adopt them over time. Additionally, it encourages agencies that don't use shared services to develop intra-agency shared services to consolidate at a more local level."
GovCon Exclusive: Deloitte Federal Govt services CEO Robin Lineberger
GovCon Wire, May 3, 2012
GovCon Exclusive: Deloitte Federal Govt Services CEO Robin Lineberger
Robin Lineberger was also featured in a GovCon Wire “CEO Profile” series. He discussed various topics, including his entrance into the firm with the acquisition of Bearing Point. Lineberger told the magazine that providing each one of Bearing Point’s 3,500 public sector division employees with an opportunity to work at Deloitte has been his biggest professional satisfaction “bar none.”
Warrior Games are on in Colorado
Rapid City Journal | May 2, 2012
Deloitte was mentioned as a key supporter of the Warrior Games in a preview story that depicted the week-long event as a cooperative effort between government and private organizations to emphasize the role of athletics in the recovery of wounded, ill and injured service members. The story also quoted two of the event’s participants – Willie Jackson of the Air Force basketball team and Senior Master Sgt. Mike Sanders.
Telework: A federal view
FedCentral | May 2, 2012
Naomi Leventhal, Director, Deloitte Consulting Federal Human Capital practice, and Jim Reidy, Director, Deloitte Consulting and national lead for the Real Estate & Location Strategy practice, discussed the benefits of telework on FedCentral. “We're making progress,” Leventhal said. “I think that it's safe to say that a lot of Federal agencies have embraced the concept [of telework], and they have embraced also the objectives, the real goal of the Telework Act, which is to make possible for their employees a more flexible work environment, better work-life balance, and to achieve some of the many goals of telework that were intended when the act was passed.”
Michelle Obama helps open 2012 Warrior Games in Colorado Springs
Inside World Parasport | May 1, 2012
Robin Lineberger, Deloitte Federal Services CEO, was mentioned in a recap highlighting Michelle Obama’s participation in the Opening Ceremony of the 2012 Warrior Games presented by Deloitte. United States Olympic Committee chief executive Scott Blackmun was also quoted as saying, “We’re grateful to Deloitte and the rest of our partners for making this significant endeavor such a success.”
Obama Warrior games
KOAA-TV5 | May 01, 2012
The Deloitte logo is pictured in a moving shot of the Olympic Training Center’s cauldron, where first lady Michelle Obama spoke to encourage competitors and torchbearers in the opening day of the 2012 Warrior Games competition.
2012 Warrior games kick off, first lady speaks
U.S. Air Force | May 01, 2012
Robin Lineberger, CEO of Deloitte Federal Government Services, delivered remarks at the opening ceremony of the 2012 Warrior Games presented by Deloitte, along with esteemed guests including first lady Michelle Obama, United States Olympic Committee (USOC) CEO, Scott Blackmun, and chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Gen. Martin Dempsey.
Wounded Warrior games interview
WPMT-TV | April 30, 2012
The Deloitte-sponsored Warrior Games are highlighted in a feature segment with John Register, Associate Director, Community and Military Programs, USOC and Ryan McIntosh, 2012 Wounded Warrior games participant.
GUEST COLUMN: Warrior games competition fosters sense of community
Colorado Spring Gazette | April 30, 2012
General Chuck Wald, Director Deloitte Services LP and Leader of Deloitte’s Department of Defense Practice, and Tim Schmieding, Director Deloitte Consulting LLP and Colorado Market Leader, authored a guest column in the Colorado Spring Gazette. The piece commends the Warrior Games presented by Deloitte for inspiring recovery and achievement among those injured in combat, and encourages those in the Colorado Springs community to cheer the athletes at the Games. “It’s the duty of those in the armed forces to defend our nation against all enemies. Some pay the ultimate sacrifice and some return home with life-altering injuries. In turn, it is part of our duty to support them upon their return. We urge all in the area to cheer on these heroes as they compete in the Warrior Games.”
Wounded Warrior games begin today
KCRA-TV | April 30, 2012
Robin Lineberger, CEO of Deloitte Federal Government Services, appeared on KCRA-TV live from the Warrior Games presented by Deloitte in Colorado Springs. Lineberger discussed the idea behind the Games and the team-building benefits warrior athletes take away from the competition.
‘Warrior games’ help wounded veterans heal
Fox 13 News Salt Lake City (KSTU) | April 30, 2012
General Raduege, Chairman of the Deloitte Center for Cyber Innovation, was features on KCRA-TV discussing the importance of the Warrior Games to the rehabilitation of injured, ill and wounded veterans and service members.
Wounded vets compete in Warrior games
Yahoo News | April 30, 2012
Charles Huebner, Chief of Paralympics for the United States Olympic Committee, notes Deloitte’s sponsorship of the Warrior Games on Yahoo! News and WRAL-TV. Huebner goes on to discuss how the Games help injured veterans and service members get involved with sports programs in their communities to help further their mental and physical rehabilitation.
Wounded Warrior games coming to Huntsville
WHNT TV-19 | April 30, 2012
Deloitte is mentioned as the sponsor the Warrior Games in a news segment live from Colorado Spring with Paralympian John Register.
Warrior games help wounded military members
KFMB | April 30, 2012
Paralympian John Register notes Deloitte as the sponsor the Warrior Games in an interview at the Warrior Games.
The Warrior games
KKCO- TV | April 30, 2012
Paralympian John Register describes the benefits warrior athletes get from the Deloitte-sponsored Warrior Games in a segment on KKCO-TV in Grand Junction, CO
Study: Fed workers down on bosses
Politico | April 26, 2012
Deloitte was recently mentioned as a key supporter of a recent Partnership for Public Service study on how federal workers view the management of large government agencies in which they work. According to the study, employees gave their management a score of 54.9 out of 100 for effective leadership and are struggling with feeling empowered in their work environment. This news was also covered by Government Executive.
We need a lot more cyber patriots
San Antonio Express-News | April 19, 2012
A byline by General Raduege, Director of Deloitte Consulting LLP, and Chairman of its Center for Cyber Innovation, and Paul Nadeau, Principal of Deloitte Consulting LLP and San Antonio market Leader, was published in the San Antonio Express-News. The piece emphasizes the need for additional education resources around science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) disciplines to help train our country’s future cyber patriots. General Raduege and Paul Nadeau also tout competitions like the National Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition (NCCDC) for helping prepare the brightest cyber talent for careers in cyber defense.
University Of Texas at San Antonio to host 2012 national collegiate cyber defense competition
Dark Reading | April 16, 2012
General Raduege is also quoted in Dark Reading, underscoring the gravity of cyber threats and the importance of the NCCDC competition. “Our nation is under constant attack from various cyber criminals, from individuals stealing personal financial information to sophisticated terrorist networks seeking to hack into our electrical grid and be a detriment to our way of life,” said General Raduege. “Our nation continues to seek out and employ the best and brightest to combat cyber crimes. Competitions such as the NCCDC help refine the skills necessary to man our new front lines.”
National cyber-security competition showdown playing out in San Antonio
San Antonio Business Journal | April 13, 2012
The San Antonio Business Journal wrote a lengthy news story on the National Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition and mentioned Deloitte as a major sponsor of the event.
National cyber defense championship more than just a game
Government Computer News | April 11, 2012
General Raduege is quoted in a Government Computer News, discussing the role NCCDC plays in preparing the next generation of cyber defenders. “For a number of years, we have been trying to encourage interest in STEM [science, technology, engineering and math] education,” said General Raduege. “This is encouragement and recognition of the skills we need.”
Our future cyberdefenders set to face off
NetworkWorld | April 9, 2012
General Raduege, Chairman of Deloitte’s Center for Cyber Innovation, discusses the importance of seeking out the best and brightest cyber defenders through competitions like the National Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition, sponsored by Deloitte.
British troops invited to take part in Warrior Games
Inside World Parasport | April 5, 2012
The United States Olympic Committee (USOC) has announced that British armed forces volunteers will be taking part in the third annual Warrior Games Presented by Deloitte. The 2012 Games for wounded, ill and injured service members and veterans are also supported by the US Department of Defence, the Department of Veterans Affairs, USO, Fisher House, the Daniels Fund, AT&T, BP and the Bob Woodruff Foundation.
A culture and a calling
GovConExec | April 1, 2012
Robin Lineberger, Federal Government Services CEO, was featured in a profile in GovConExec. The piece discusses his leadership qualities and practical management style which encourages innovation in the workplace. Lineberger attributes his military culture in shaping his leadership style, which he self-describes as “characterized by strong personal leadership, respect for authority, individual responsibility, and accountability,” he says. “I tend to think of management as a strong leadership role rather than an administrative role because of how I grew up.”
Analysis: This could be government's finest hour
Government Analysis | March 21, 2012
Robin Lineberger, CEO of Deloitte Federal Government Services, and John Powers, Deloitte Principal of Merger and Acquisition Consultative Services, co-authored a byline in Government Executive, which discusses the strategic approaches that the government should take to realign spending through prioritizing, consolidation and collaboration.
Could Paul Ryan’s cuts to the federal workforce cost taxpayers money?
The Washington Post | March 21, 2012
Dan Helfrich, Principal, Deloitte Consulting LLP, shares alternative solutions for conserving Federal budget with The Washington Post. As the Federal government prepares to cope with challenging budget cuts, Helfrich suggests that focusing on recruiting talent and establishing better ways to measure performance would be more impactful in saving budget, and would help avoid blanket federal workforce cuts.
DoD organizations need 'analytical maturity,' expert says
Federal news Radio | March 15, 2012
On The Federal Drive with Tom Temin, Jim Hagy, director of the defense human capital practice, discusses how informed human capital decisions can ultimately helping drive mission performance during this time of reduced federal budgets.
Q&A with Robin Lineberger of Deloitte: Leading the charge for Leukemia research – Ball March 31st
Washington Executive | March 14, 2012
Robin Lineberger, CEO of Deloitte Federal Government Services, spoke with WashingtonExec to discuss the upcoming 2012 Leukemia Ball in which he serves as the Senior Co-Chair.
Who should protect networks? Lawmakers are deadlocked
Federal Times | March 12, 2012
As two cybersecurity bills are circulating in Congress, General Harry Raduege, chairman, the Deloitte Center for Cyber Innovation discusses with the Federal Times the tactics that would best slow the advance of cyber attackers. This is the subject of fierce debate that could derail both cyber bills. Sharing intelligence, coupled with better legal protection for companies that return the favor, could have a significant impact on security.
Keeping America safe: The new defense strategy
Federal News Radio | March 07, 2012
General Chuck Wald, director of Deloitte Services LP and leader of Deloitte's Department of Defense practice, General James Jones, senior advisor, and Tom Davis, director of federal government affairs, discuss their insights about the Department of Defense’s impending budget cuts on the March edition of FedCentral on Federal News Radio.
Industry, unions step up pressure to block automatic defense cuts
AOL Defense | March 07, 2012
General Charles Wald, leader of Deloitte's defense sector and one of the authors of the report, participated on a panel to discuss Deloitte’s findings and its implications in a new report prepared by Deloitte for The Aerospace Industry Association (AIA) which counts down the days, hours, minutes and seconds until the automatic cut of $1.2 trillion in government spending.
How to make government innovative again
Forbes | March 06, 2012
A report lead by Deloitte government analyst Bill Eggers titled, "Public sector, disrupted," examines how certain innovations can provide opportunities for governments to more efficiently shape public services and processes. Referenced in a Forbes article about how the public sector can play an important role in the economy’s future.
Deloitte wins navy IDIQ for recruiting, personnel analysis
Executive Biz, | March 05, 2012
Deloitte’s contact with the Navy to provide business analysis and transformation services was featured in Executive Biz.
Deloitte names John Bigalke Natl. public policy lead, healthcare practice senior partner
GovCon Wire | February 27, 2012
Deloitte’s appointment of John Bigalke as National Leader of Public Policy and Senior Partner of the Global Healthcare Practice. Bigalke comes to the position after nine years as U.S. National Industry Leader for the Deloitte's Health Sciences and Government Industry Practices.
Justice CIO heads to Deloitte, by Matthew Weigelt
Washington Technology | February 21, 2012
Van Hitch discusses the transition into his new role as Senior Advisor with Deloitte after nine and a half years as director of information technology at the Justice Department.
TARP and Federal Innovation: 'Federal Spending' episode 11
AOL Government | February 16, 2012
William Eggers, Global Director of Deloitte Research's Public-sector Division, led a team of Deloitte GovLab researchers in preparing a report, "Public sector, disrupted: How disruptive innovation can help government achieve more for less." On the AOL Government podcast, Eggers provided commentary on doing more with less, noting that budget-cutting is too often "an exercise in across-the-board spending cuts."
Pentagon oil spending may snarl efforts to trim $490 billion
Bloomberg | February 08, 2012
General Wald, Director, Deloitte Services LP, and Leader of Deloitte's Department of Defense Practice, discusses the U.S. military's consumption of oil.
Breaking tradeoffs: The power of disruptive innovation in the public sector
AOL Government \ January 31, 2012
William Eggers, Director, Deloitte Research and Audrey Vaughn a GovLab fellow and consultant in Deloitte Consulting LLP’s Strategy and Operations practice.
New research from Deloitte’s GovLab is featured on AOL Government. It discusses the ways that Government can achieve more while spending much less.
Washington area appointments and promotions
Washington DC | January 23, 2012
General James L. Jones, USMC (Ret) former National Security Advisor and 32nd Commandant of the Marine Corps, has joined Deloitte LLP as Senior Advisor. In his new role, General Jones will work in an advisory capacity with Deloitte’s federal and commercial clients and Department of Defense practice.
2012 The rise of the virtual workforce
Federal Computer Week \ January 23, 2012
Mark White, Chief Technology Officer, Deloitte Consulting LLP’s Technology Practice discusses the new trends and technologies that will transform the federal workforce into a mobile powerhouse.
No desk, no nameplate, half the workspace: Feds adjust to hoteling
Federal Times | January 21, 2012
John Carr, Specialist Leader, Deloitte Consulting, Federal Real Estate Location Strategies, discusses the ways that Federal agencies are looking to cut spending by reducing their real estate footprint — potentially saving millions of dollars in leasing, maintenance and energy costs.