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Trendsetting companies in the private sector – household names like Netflix, Google, Amazon – build and deliver easy-to-use, customizable digital services at huge scale on top of commodity hardware and Free and Open Source Software components. Even while their systems are under constant threat from cyber attacks, their distributed workforces run A/B tests and continuously integrate and ship new features to millions of customers through daily code pushes into production.
Meanwhile, federal agencies routinely struggle to replace decades-old, expensive-to-maintain legacy systems and manage one-size-fits-all services in internal data centers that sit on top of vendor-supplied, proprietary software. Instead of responding and iterating quickly from feedback loops with end users, the mostly on-premises government workforce must run a gauntlet of legislatively-prescribed and executive-mandated approaches to developing and securing IT systems.
Even when executive orders tell agencies to modernize with “cloud-first” strategies and continuously improve security, the adoption of less-costly, more-productive IT practices is the newsworthy exception rather than daily norm. We aim to help fix that with this series. read more
Connect up innovators from inside and outside government to share what they know and come up with better ways to continuously innovate while keeping government systems secure.
Get innovators inside government to love taking on the challenges around cybersecurity, and get those responsible for government security to better understand that they can and must constantly innovate.
Make progress on getting government IT systems more in line with best practices in the private sector and narrowing the gap between public and private IT approaches. read more
Data spills. FISMA audits. Insider threats. Privacy assessments. Security is not going away as a critical issue for Government IT systems – in fact, all signs are that the need for cybersecurity will only increase. Meanwhile, citizen expectations are only rising for improved digital services provided by Government IT. Yet today security and innovation within Read MoreRead more →
Reinventors has spent the summer going through a fundamental reinvention itself. By this September, we will be coming out with a new website, new series, and an expanded team under a new brand: Reinvent. We accomplished much in the last three years of pioneering the new medium of interactive group video. We were able to consistently bring together groups Read more →
Most people do not think that nuclear weapons will be eliminated in their lifetimes. So in this final roundtable in the Reinvent Nuclear Security series we looked hard at five very different but very plausible scenarios about how the world actually could eliminate nuclear weapons in 30 years, by 2045. We gathered a remarkable group to discuss the plausibility of each of the scenarios, and ended up with the positive feeling that there are many ways to achieve this seemingly impossible goal. Read more →
Many people think that it will be impossible to eliminate, dismantle, or otherwise give up on nuclear weapons in their lifetimes. N Square has developed five plausible scenarios that could get us there. How realistic are they? Which seems the most likely? What other ways could we get there? These scenarios were also used as a starting point for the sixth and final roundtable in the Reinvent Nuclear Security Series, The Future We Want. Read more →