Opinion


Kamran Khan

Does your enterprise search engine stink? Here's why.

Enterprise search isn't the same as searching the web, writes Kamran Khan.

Steve Kelman

Contracting professionals need far more than FAR

The Federal Acquisition Regulation is important, but feds shouldn’t forget the management part of ‘contract management,' according to Steve Kelman.

John Gilroy

What's with all these chiefs?

A proliferation of 'chief' titles does not bear much connection to better management, argues John Gilroy.

Evan McDonnell

Tech solutions for the changing acquisition landscape

Business process management software can aid agency acquisition processes, writes Appian's Evan McDonnell.

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Acquisition: Bridging the communication gaps

Federal acquisition executives say there's still room for improving communications between contracting officers and program managers, and between government and industry.

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A 21st-century approach to democratizing data

The Internet has become a ubiquitous kiosk for posting information. The government’s role in collecting and disseminating data should change accordingly, argue Christopher Lyons and Mark Forman.

Kieran Taylor of Compuware

How cloud can threaten the end-user experience

Several technologies that the government is adopting could wreak havoc on the experience of people trying to use the government's resources.

steve kelman

Kelman: Changes of mind on the GSA scandal

Steve Kelman gauges how his students felt about the GSA conference spending scandal before and then after taking part of a course on management and leadership.

Alan Balutis

Where are the bold ideas for remaking government?

In an era of formidable challenges, America needs formidable, and novel, approaches to address them.

steve kelman

The GSA scandal as a teaching tool

Steve Kelman adapts a GSA case study in the wake of the agency's spending scandal.

Sampriti Ganguli of CEB

How to make your workplace one of the best

If your agency doesn't rank high on the forthcoming list of the best places to work in government, CEB's Sampriti Ganguli has some tips for you.

Van Hitch

Smart government IT can be a catalyst for change

The current budget crisis could be an opportunity for federal CIOs to help their agencies build a smarter, more efficient and more cost-effective government.