Columns


Anne Armstrong

Limiting conference attendance fixes the wrong problem

Legislation that would restrict conferences is already having a chilling effect on government/industry communications, write FCW's Anne Armstrong.

Why IT reforms have failed to make much difference

Government IT reforms centered on hot technologies have done little to significantly improve how agencies are delivering services to taxpayers.

Jaime Gracia

Small businesses face federal market storms

The federal budget crunch could crush small businesses without more agency support, warns columnist Jaime Gracia.

Alan Balutis

And the winner of the 2012 presidential election is ...

A professor's algorithm sidesteps the hoopla to reveal the winner of the upcoming presidential election, writes columnist Alan Balutis.

Bob Woods

Putting the GSA Humpty Dumpty back together again

Once the dust settles, the hard work will begin to build a stronger, more customer-focused agency.

Why can't government handle cascading goals?

The concept of cascading goals works well in private business, but government agencies have more difficulty setting meaningful goals, writes consultant Howard Risher.

Steve Kelman

Innovation: Are feds afraid of their own shadows?

Agency performance suffers when employees are too fearful to try new ways of doing things, writes Steve Kelman.

John Kamensky

How to create cross-agency networks that work

A recent book identifies eight guiding principles for fostering collaboration between organizations, writes IBM’s John Kamensky.

Alan Balutis

For CIOs, tight budgets have a silver lining

Fiscal pressures provide CIOs with an opportunity to prove their value, writes Alan Balutis.

In acquisition, more meetings might not be a waste of time

Acquisition officials are missing the point if they don’t make time to collaborate and communicate, writes Peter Tuttle.

Steve Kelman

Tapping into feds' desire to serve

When it comes to motivating employees, studies show that the messenger matters as much as the message, writes Steve Kelman.

Anthony Williams

Mobility: A golden opportunity in tough budget times

Investing in mobile technology can help agencies be innovative, save money and improve morale.