Richard Spires considers the possibilities of consolidation — and the structural obstacles to overcome.
Thanks to HealthCare.gov, IT procurement, enterprise architecture and project management are the talk of the town.
There are plenty of trouble spots that could have been avoided, Richard Spires argues. And they all boil down to shortfalls in program management.
OMB's guidance for financial systems shortchanges commercial providers -- and could deny agencies a full range of choices.
The attacks on mobile devices are multiplying and growing deviously creative, and recognizing that is the first step to better security.
The last thing federal IT needs is another 25-point plan. What's really required is some redefining.
After June 2014, agencies can use only cloud service providers that are FedRAMP-compliant. Here's what CSPs must do to get there.
As technology becomes increasingly mobile and personalized, we must take a more collaborative, streamlined approach to security.
Do the shutdown politics and Healthcare.gov coverage make your head spin? Alan Balutis offers a reality check.
In the rush to secure networks and computers, agencies often overlook the risks inherent in multifunction printers.
The technology of big data is important, but openness and stakeholder input are what really make a difference.
A federal contractor offers his view of how agencies can streamline the procurement process and get the solutions they need from industry.