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Chenok and Kamensky: Looking at the big picture

Two executives from the IBM Center for the Business of Government identify seven significant changes to watch for in the coming months.

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Balutis: A few predictions for 2014

IT will be a hot legislative topic this year, says Alan Balutis.

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It is time for leaders to step up or step aside

CACI International's Jack London offers his take on the four essential characteristics that distinguish the best leaders.

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2020 census is counting on technology

The goal is to have at least 60 percent of the next decennial count's responses submitted electronically.

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Look for a replay on acquisition reform

The drumbeat for procurement reform is getting louder, but consensus on how to proceed is lacking.

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IT agenda teed up for 2014

Three key issues – acquisition, China sourcing and surveillance are likely to dominate the IT landscape in Congress.


Agencies face data deliverables in 2014

Some agencies have detailed schedules, others list overall goals, and a few appear to be behind the curve.


10 reports worth a second look

Among the most interesting Critical Read pieces FCW published in 2013 were ones covering the security clearance process, performance management and FISMA.

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The secrets of great teams

At USDA, a handful of IT leaders built a FedRAMP-certified cloud service -- ahead of schedule and under budget. Here's how they did it.

Secrets of Great Teams

David Wennergren on the role of teams in driving change

Why major reorganizations need both outside change agents and internal stakeholders.

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Take the pledge: 'I will care about management!'

The president should be more directly involved in key management challenges that have the potential to become public disasters.

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Air Force signs on with OASIS

Among the core elements of the contract are program management, management consulting, logistics and engineering services.