Everyone seems to agree: The use of shared services could save government agencies a lot of time and money. As the reasoning goes, why should multiple agencies have separate and expensive HR or financial systems all doing essentially the same functions? John Marshall is the founder and CEO of the Shared Services Leadership Coalition. This long-term federal senior executive joined Tom Temin and Emily Kopp on the Federal Drive to share some ideas for shared services.
Shared services providers could potentially save the federal government $50 billion per year, according to John Marshall, founder and CEO of a newly-created coalition. The Shared Services Leadership Coalition (SSLC), launched Tuesday, will help the government quickly consolidate several agency-specific platforms into a few government-wide ones.
Agencies are nearing the end of a 30-day cybersecurity sprint to fix major vulnerabilities in their systems. But every agency can’t afford to maintain its own critical infrastructure. Dave McClure is the chief strategist at the Veris Group. John Marshall is founder and CEO of the Shared Services Leadership Coalition. They tell In Depth with Francis Rose that the key to a modern federal cyber strategy starts at the shared services marketplace.
The Office of Management and Budget has created a management board to shepherd agencies toward shared services. The goal is to bring together the various elements in a complex, time-consuming process. John Marshall, founder and CEO of the Shared Services Leadership Coalition, joined In Depth with Francis Rose to explain why the government needs this new board.
The Unified Shared Services Management office released a concept of operations and an RFI for software-as-a-service as part of its plan to continue moving the initiative forward in 2017.