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Grant Thornton’s Robert Shea on Need for Technology in Response to Public Health Emergency

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Robert Shea, a Grant Thornton principal, told Government Matters in an interview posted Tuesday about the challenges and the need for technology in response to the coronavirus pandemic. "One of the things I think we’ve learned is that we need to be pretty practised at what flexibilities agencies need to offer to their federal and contractor workforces,” he said. “Technology is a key enabler and will need to be in place in the future.”

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Grant Thornton-Partnership for Public Service Report: Multifaceted Approach Key to Transform Federal Agency Operations

Grant Thornton’s public sector business and the Partnership for Public Service organization have published a report that proposes a multifaceted approach for federal agency leaders to modernize operations with the use of data and evidence. The report, titled “Seize the Data: Using Evidence to Transform how Federal Agencies do Business," was based on interviews and workshops that took place from April 2018 to May 2019.

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Jay Hurt Named Financial Mgmt Practice Managing Director at Grant Thornton’s Public Sector Arm

Jay Hurt, former chief financial officer of the Education Department‘s Office of Federal Student Aid, has joined Grant Thornton as managing director of the financial management practice within the company’s public sector business. Grant Thornton said Monday Hurt will be based at its Alexandria, Va., office and will work with federal clients to help them transform …

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Microsoft, Grant Thornton to Help Agencies Derive Insights From Data; Greg Myers Comments

Grant Thornton’s public sector business and Microsoft have expanded their partnership to help federal agencies generate insights from data and comply with provisions of the administration’s Management Agenda and other regulations that seek to advance transparency and efficiency. Greg Myers, vice president of Microsoft’s federal business, said in a statement …

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Grant Thornton-HSDBC Study: Govt, Industry Should Expand Comms in Acquisition to Back Homeland Security Enterprise

A new report by Grant Thornton and the Homeland Security & Defense Business Council says the government and industry should build up engagement and communication throughout the acquisition process. Grant Thornton’s public sector business and HSDBC said Thursday they polled over 200 government and industry leaders through an online survey, focus groups and …

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Grant Thornton-Data Foundation Survey: 82% of Govt, Industry Leaders Cite Progress in Data Standardization

A new survey by Grant Thornton and Data Foundation has found that approximately 82 percent of government and industry leaders said the standardization of information to facilitate open data adoption had improved in the previous year. Data Foundation and Grant Thornton said Thursday they interviewed at least 20 government and …

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Greg Wallig Appointed Managing Partner for Grant Thornton’s Metro DC Operations

Greg Wallig, formerly regional leader of Atlantic Coast advisory services business at Grant Thornton, has been named as the company’s managing partner for the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area. Grant Thornton said Monday Wallig will oversee customer service, growth and talent development efforts at the company’s office in Arlington, Virginia. The 13-year company veteran succeeds …

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Diane Swonk Named Grant Thornton Chief Economist

Diane Swonk, founder of private consulting firm DS Economics, has joined Grant Thornton as chief economist and she will be based in the professional services company’s Chicago headquarters. Grant Thornton said Monday Swonk will aim to grow client services through her economic forecasting skills and previous experience as an adviser to central banks, …

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LaVerne Council Joins Grant Thornton as Enterprise Digital Strategy & Innovation Lead

LaVerne Council, a more than 30-year public and private sector veteran, has been appointed national managing principal for enterprise digital strategy and innovation at Grant Thornton. Grant Thornton said Thursday Council will oversee enterprise digital and technological strategies and products designed to help chief information officers address information technology challenges within their organizations. She …

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Grant Thornton Adds GPO Vet Davita Vance-Cooks to Public Sector Practice

Davita Vance-Cooks, former head of the U.S. Government Publishing Office, has joined Grant Thornton as a director within the professional services firm’s public sector practice. Vance-Cooks will support the operations transformation and change management efforts of the practice’s civilian business, Grant Thornton said Friday. As GPO director, Vance-Cooks led a modernization strategy to …

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Jonathan Eaton Named Grant Thornton Supply Chain Mgmt Practice Leader

Jonathan Eaton, formerly a vice president and industry supply chain partner at Chainalytics, has joined Grant Thornton as leader of the professional services firm’s national supply chain management. Grant Thornton said Tuesday Eaton will oversee a portfolio of strategy, transformation,  demand and supply planning, procurement, analytics, transportation, visibility and network optimization service offerings in …

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