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2018 Government and Public Sector Industry Outlooks

The biggest trends and issues facing government and public sector

Deloitte public sector leaders give their take on the biggest trends facing the government and public sector this year. Explore the federal, state government, and higher education outlooks for actionable insights into what may be on the horizon.

2018 Federal Government Industry Outlook

From blockchain and cognitive technologies to shared services and cloud, Federal Government Services leader Dan Helfrich gives his take on the biggest technology trends in the federal government industry.

My prediction for 2018 is that cognitive technologies—artificial intelligence, computer vision algorithms, and machine learning, etc.—will move from the hypothetical to the practical.

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2018 State Government Industry Outlook

Three public sector trends shaping today's state government

Mark Price, Deloitte Consulting LLP principal and Public Sector National Industry leader sees three fundamental changes occurring in the market that state government leaders are going to need to respond to—political, technology, and innovation-driven change. Read further about his take on what's to come in 2018.

Many states are already innovating in the way they run their business and partnering with the private sector to get things done.

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2018 Higher Education Industry Outlook

Jeff Bradfield, Deloitte Consulting LLP principal and national practice leader for Higher Education, along with other Deloitte Higher Education practice leaders share their thoughts on what we can likely expect to see in higher education in 2018.

...it is more critical than ever that leadership employ strategies for approaching change and modernization proactively.

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2018 Defense and National Security Industry Outlook

The future of defense and national security with Nathan Houser

Deloitte principal and Defense & National Security leader Nathan Houser sees a focus on three areas in 2018: Readiness and the integration of new technologies, space resilience and national security, and technologies to improve operational efficiency. While specific nuances may differ by agency and mission, each of these objectives is central to meeting challenges to our security.

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2018 Federal Civilian Agencies Industry Outlook

Reviewing the impact of IT modernization, cognitive technologies, and blockchain

A conversation with Deloitte Federal Civilian Sector leader Diane Murray—her view on the major challenges and opportunities facing federal civilian agencies in 2018.

Change is inevitable. This administration has made its priorities clear-infrastructure, jobs, decisions based on data, customer service, and private sector innovation. Find the intersection of your mission and these priorities, and focus on rapid, measurable outcomes.

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