Defining 21st century skills

This paper synthesizes research on the role of standards and assessment in promoting learning, describes the nature of assessment systems that can support changes in practice, Illustrates the use of technology to transform assessment systems and learning, and proposes a model for assessing 21st century skills.

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MCCS

Estabished in 1998, Marine Corps Community Services (MCCS) Program was created as a result of the merger of the Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR), Family Services and Voluntary Education Programs. MCCS delivers goods and services at over 2,250 facilities and has a staff of more than 12,000 employees worldwide.

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Fortinet Federal Government Cybersecurity Solutions

whitePaper | February 10, 2020

U.S. federal agencies operate some of the world’s largest and most complex digital networks, but many of them rely on older, legacy technology for critical operations. Add to this the fact that the federal government is highly targeted by nationstate adversaries and traditional criminals alike, and the need for comprehensive cybersecurity protection is readily apparent. Fortinet provides a platform that enables end-to-end integration of an agency’s security architecture, and a broad suite of security and networking tools that addresses multiple use cases. An integrated security infrastructure allows for true automation of security processes, from detection to remediation.

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2020 federal agenda

whitePaper | March 9, 2020

Our federal funding and policy priorities for the coming year reflect our public mission and our commitment to the public good, which are inextricably linked to the University’s historical partnership with the U.S. government. The federal government’s longstanding pledge to invest in research empowers the UW to bridge the gap between curiosity and research-driven discovery and is critical to the health and economic competitiveness of our nation. From regenerative medicine to cleanenergy technologies, new knowledge for a better world is the driving force behind what we do. Support from the federal establishment is critical to ensuring that our positive impact continues.

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A Two-Track Strategy to a Modern Digital Government and Public Sector

whitePaper | May 6, 2021

Government and Public Sector IT leaders are currently faced with the difficult task of balancing the needs of both public servant workers and citizens.

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Shift Left API Security Testing for Government Agencies

whitePaper | September 7, 2022

Application programming interfaces, or APIs, enable government agencies to seamlessly share data across federal, state, and local levels. They are quite frankly the glue that allows agencies to deliver services to mission partners, civilians, and even disabled veterans. Similar to how retailers create personalized experiences by integrating location, inventory, and payment data, government agencies also create contextual experiences for constituents and personnel by leveraging APIs. The impact of APIs can be seen across all major sectors of government, including traffic and transportation management, utilities, healthcare, social services, agriculture, as well as law enforcement. With the seamless connection between datasets and agencies, government personnel are able to innovate faster and drive speed to mission. How exactly? APIs reduce the workload and redundant operations performed by developers by allowing them to access data stored elsewhere. This enables them to quickly execute on tasks and take on more important projects of greater impact.

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Delivering Government Solutions in the 21st Century Organization Design Principles and Recommendations

whitePaper | January 21, 2020

When America’s Founders wrote the Constitution, they laid out a clear vision for the United States Government: to establish justice, ensure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty. Moreover, they established Executive Branch organizations and structures to deliver on the Federal mission in ways appropriate to America’s needs at the time. Over successive generations, our Federal Government has evolved by expanding in scope and complexity to try to meet Americans’ needs. However, the organizational structures that underpin the Executive Branch have not always kept pace.

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The Ultimate Guide to Government CX

whitePaper | December 26, 2019

Transforming the way governments serve the public is about more than choosing the right technologies. This level of change requires agencies to rethink how they engage their customers — from citizens and external partners to the frontline employees assisting the public.

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MCCS

Estabished in 1998, Marine Corps Community Services (MCCS) Program was created as a result of the merger of the Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR), Family Services and Voluntary Education Programs. MCCS delivers goods and services at over 2,250 facilities and has a staff of more than 12,000 employees worldwide.

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