Columns


W. David Stephenson

Why open data standards make good sense, now more than ever

Open standards, such as XBRL, could make it easier for agencies to process and share essential business information.

Alan Balutis

Why reaction to 'IT cartel' comment misses the point

Columnist Alan Balutis is surprised that no one seemed alarmed by Kundra's first assertion: That government wastes billions on IT.

Steve Kelman

How to prime feds for better performance

Columnist Steve Kelman says agencies should join the quick-experiment revolution that is spreading through the private sector.

Jim McHugh

How to avoid overdoing it with desktop virtualization

Agencies should avoid the trap of trying to do too much too soon with desktop virtualization, writes Jim McHugh, senior vice president of global marketing at NComputing.

The ideal CIO? Not a tech geek

Mark Forman and Paul Brubaker take issue with OMB's recent efforts to redefine the role of agency CIOs, saying they undermine the intentions of the Clinger-Cohen Act.

Steve Kelman

The progress principle: How to keep employees on track

A new book's insights into productivity have important implications for supervisors, writes columnist Steve Kelman.

John Kamensky

4 lessons in the use of dashboards

Columnist John Kamensky shares new insights into how dashboards can help agencies boost program performance.

Chris Knotts

What telework might look like in 10 years

In a decade, the word 'telework' will be as outdated as a rotary phone, writes Force 3’s Chris Knotts.

Doug Brown

Treat tech the way you treat people

Practices that make it easier for new employees to succeed can also apply to new technologies, columnist Douglas Brown writes.

CIOs gain responsibilities but still lose ground

A new OMB memo assumes that CIOs have the power to execute all the authorities granted to them, but GAO and CIOs themselves might beg to differ, writes columnist Alan Balutis.

Alan Balutis

CIO: Really, sincerely dead?

The CIO position in government continues to struggle, and tightening budgets make the situation worse, writes columnist Alan Balutis.

Steve Kelman

How agencies can cut contracting costs

As agencies tighten their belts, contracting is ripe for cost savings, writes columnist Steve Kelman.

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