In his State of the Union address, Obama called for a smarter government. Our readers have some ideas about how to get there.
The traditional view of success focuses on an employee’s ability to complete assignments, but managers need to broaden that view to reflect changes in the workplace, write CEB's Van Riper and Cattie.
The federal government should use the latest technology to make information and lessons from previous disasters available to state and local responders nationwide, writes Keith Rhodes.
A little-noticed provision in the Defense Authorization Act could bring big savings through license optimization, writes Flexera's Stephen Schmidt.
Contests offer an attractive alternative to traditional procurements in some situations, bringing innovative solutions to agencies to attack unusual problems, writes Steve Kelman.
In his second term, the president should continue improving the management of government resources, including IT, by adhering to three basic principles, writes Julie Anderson.
Rather than take on big data for big data’s sake, agencies should be strategic in their approach, writes Bill Cull.
Studies show that most government leaders are unsurprised when IT projects are delivered late, over budget or scrapped before being implemented. But there is a way to dramatically improve the chances for success. Bob Woods and Marybeth Fraser offer some key steps to make it happen.
Server virtualization is about more than mobility and efficiency — it can also help agencies succeed in the quest for a secure, private cloud.
Careful planning and deliberate implementation lead to mobility success, writes Eric Rife. Read on for 5 specific steps to take.
The decade-old effort to make the government more transparent, accessible and efficient with IT has been effective, but there's a long way yet to go, writes Tom Simmons.
Trendy buzzwords should never be allowed to obscure the fact that IT consulting is all about having a positive effect on the mission and the bottom line, writes Bob Woods.