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4 keys to finding the best new hires

Federal agencies have an opportunity to broaden the available talent pool, write Ronald Sanders and Jeff Pon from Booz Allen Hamilton.

How to move past the FISMA mind-set

Federal agencies are paying a price for trying to minimize all possible information security risks, write two top security officials at Los Alamos National Laboratory.

Obama's performance agenda: Stealthy and radical

Emerging performance initiatives could become the foundation for the collaborative governance models of the future, writes John M. Kamensky, a senior fellow at the IBM Center for the Business of Government.

Workforce morale can be sapped by unskillled managers

A recent study shows that employees are often dissatisfied with supervisors who have technical rather than managerial chops, writes columnist Steve Kelman.

Why the Networx transition is a security imperative

The cyber threat has evolved radically since FTS 2001 established the basic framework for telecommunications services across the government, writes David Hughes, managing partner and co-founder of TurningPoint Global Solutions.

Don't let geospatial data get lost in the cloud

Designers of cloud services need to think about the standard interfaces, codes and best practices that enable "where" information to pass among systems, writes Steven Ramage, executive director of marketing and communications at the Open Geospatial Consortium.

Casey Coleman

How to fast-track IT modernization projects

General Services Administration Chief Information Officer Casey Coleman shares some best practices from her agency's recent success with upgrading its IT systems.

Pat Niehaus

Making telework happen: It's up to managers now

Management resistance to telework is rational and born of experience, but it need not be a permanent obstacle, writes Patricia Niehaus, president of the Federal Managers Association.

Dwayne Spradlin

6 keys to building a culture of innovation

It takes much more than tools to develop a culture of innovation, especially in the government, writes Dwayne Spradlin, CEO of InnoCentive.

Steve Kelman

How procurement can help tackle the federal deficit

Procurement officials see more opportunity to help the government deal with the ballooning federal deficit, writes columnist Steve Kelman.

Insourcing thicket befuddles mandate-focused agencies

The Office of Management and Budget needs to provide guidance on insourcing efforts governmentwide, writes commentator Jaime Gracia.

Why no one wants DHS to play cyber mall cop

The public has repeatedly rebuffed attempts by the federal government to centralize identification management, writes Mike Spinney, senior privacy analyst at the Ponemon Institute.

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