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Government agencies are under pressure to do more with less. Read Forrester’s insights on increasing efficiency and improving mission delivery by augmenting the constituent experience, implementing a Zero Trust security strategy, and tackling technical debt.

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Agile Procurement In Government Is Not An Oxymoron

Amanda LeClair 6 days ago
Analyst Amanda LeClair debunks the biggest myths about why government procurement agencies can't be agile.
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The New South Wales Government Embarks On A Bold Journey To Improve Customer Experience

Riccardo Pasto September 2, 2019
The most populous Australian state is rolling out a unique CX improvement plan. The goal? Match or exceed the customer experience in the private sector.
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Shifting From IT Cost To Value: Making Federal TBM A Reality

Learn best practices to make TBM work for your agency.

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Making The Smart City Safe And Secure

Merritt Maxim July 22, 2019
Smart infrastructure intensifies the need for cities to adopt Zero Trust security strategy. Or else they run the risk of devastating ransomware attacks. Learn more.
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Goodbye Smart, Hello Insights-Driven: Insights-Driven Cities Deliver Effective Governance

Jennifer Belissent, Ph.D. July 4, 2019
The insights-driven city is becoming a reality. Cities can use their data to improve operational efficiency and boost constituent satisfaction.
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The Next Horizon Of Federal CX

Rick Parrish June 17, 2019
For federal agencies, customer experience improvement leads to mission success and more efficient use of taxpayer funds. Read how to kick-off a CX transformation journey.
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What CX Should Mean For Government Leaders

Chris Gallacher June 13, 2019
CX4Gov starts with a simple premise: Put people, and their experiences, first. Regardless of your agency’s mission, it’s people (your employees) that get things done and people (your customers) that you serve.
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Governments: Think Broadly With Your Tech-Driven Innovation Efforts

James Staten June 5, 2019
New Zealand’s Department of Internal Affairs can onboard a new supplier into their digital marketplace in as little as 12 hours, compared with the 12-to-18 months a traditional RFP process takes. Get an in-depth look at their innovative platform.
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Using Tech To Improve The Citizen Experience

What It Means May 2, 2019
Government agencies are striving to serve citizens better, faster, and more efficiently. As Principal Consultant Chris Gallacher notes, great citizen experience (CX) requires a revitalized tech core. Discover how to beat technical debt and win citizen approval on this week’s What It Means.
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In The Era Of Shutdowns, Federal Agencies Can Reinvent Citizen (And Employee) Experience

Bobby Cameron February 14, 2019
Never let a serious crisis go to waste! Senior government executives would be wise to listen to Winston Churchill’s wisdom! We’re living in the era of shutdowns, when funding disruption is the norm. To survive — and maybe thrive — in this feast-or-famine funding era, agencies must reinvent their business models to focus outside-in, from the […]
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Phishing: The Simple Attack That Shreds The Defenses Of Sensitive Networks

Joseph Blankenship December 20, 2018
Diplomatic networks carry some of the world’s most sensitive information: communications between world leaders, key technical intellectual property, trade strategies, and military plans. A recent report by antiphishing vendor Area 1 Security reveals that a three-year-long cyberattack led to the successful breach of the European Union’s diplomatic communications network. By focusing on the cybersecurity of the […]
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Shifting From IT Cost To Value: Making Federal TBM A Reality

November 15, 2018
Join Forrester’s government and TBM experts as they discuss the critical steps necessary to understand the investments consumed by IT and BT (business technology) relative to other functions in the business.
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Security Is Embracing Zero Trust; Get Your Federal Team In Sync

Chase Cunningham August 10, 2018
Historically, industry is more forward-leaning than government when it comes to innovation — at least at the unclassified level. But unlike most industries, the US government is driving the cybersecurity market and has been for almost the last decade. Federal fingerprints are everywhere: Where did cybercompliance start? Where did the first frameworks for cyber operations originate? […]
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Applying Federal CX Index Insights For Mission Success

July 12, 2018
Discover how to drive mission performance through an exclusive look at Forrester’s 2018 US Federal CX Index results.
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The US Federal Government Still Ranks Near The Bottom Of Forrester’s Customer Experience Index

Rick Parrish May 31, 2018
The White House requires federal agencies to “provide a modern, streamlined, and responsive customer experience across government, comparable to leading private sector organizations.” Unfortunately, results from Forrester’s 2018 US Federal Customer Experience Index (CX Index™) show that federal CX remains weak and uneven. The 15 US federal agencies and programs that we rated in this […]
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CX For Gov IT: Driving Federal IT Performance Using CX Principles

Matthew Guarini May 18, 2018
The reality is that most Federal IT leaders are under increased scrutiny to deliver increased value and productivity from technology investments at the lowest cost. Simply performing a top-to-bottom technology rationalization effort will no longer make their organization instantly lean and Agile. Let’s level-set the conversation: Most Federal agencies are struggling to create value — namely […]
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CXDC 2017: Navigating the Uncertain Future of Federal Digital Engagement

Rick Parrish September 5, 2017
Next week at Forrester’s annual CXDC Forum in Washington, D.C., I’ll be joined by more than 200 government leaders who are leading the charge to improve CX at the federal level. Our packed agenda already includes 15+ sessions and features top CX leaders from the Census Bureau, Department of Veteran Affairs, TSA and more. We’ll […]
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Progress At The White House: A TBM In Every Pot

Eveline Oehrlich July 25, 2017
I was fortunate to participate in a historic morning gathering last week at the White House! Industry-leading private sector CIOs discussed and shared their technology business management (TBM) best practices, approaches, and ideas with CIOs and technology leaders of federal agencies. The White House leader for strategic initiatives kicked off the morning by setting expectations […]
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Prepare for Increasing Frequency of “Nation-State” Cyberattacks with Strategy, not Technology

Chase Cunningham May 22, 2017
Let me pose a question: “Is it a bad thing to give the average person a hand grenade with the pin pulled?” I think most of us would respond to that question with an emphatic “YES!”  No one in their right mind would think it's a good idea in any possible reality to allow anyone […]
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CXDC 2016 Q&A with The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)

Rick Parrish August 17, 2016
CXDC 2016 is just around the corner, and we have an incredible agenda featuring 25+ Federal CX leaders and top Forrester analysts.  I asked two of our speakers from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) – Sarah Brooks, Director, Insight & Design and Julia Kim, Chief of Staff, Veterans Experience – to chat about some of […]
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Federal CX Professionals: Your Time Is Now

Rick Parrish August 2, 2016
This post is part of a series dedicated to the challenges, opportunities, and realities of federal customer experience. Interested in learning more? Check out our recent webinar to learn why CX success is vital for government success. In my last post, I explained how forces arrayed against federal customer experience (CX) improvement hinder Washington’s efforts. […]
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