Opinion


Roger Baker

How CIOs can use FITARA to get away from waterfall

The law’s certification and approval provisions empower CIOs to end outdated software development projects, says Agilex’s Roger Baker.

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New policies are cause for contractor optimism

Several activities in the new Congress signal a shift in spending and strategy that will require increased support from contractors.

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IT buying experiments preview 'Acquisition of the Future'

Today’s pockets of innovation give glimpses of the tomorrow’s buyers and marketplace.

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IT contracts: Handling the handoff

Managing the seamless transition of 24/7 service requires real coordination -- and an agency committed to making the contractors play nice.

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A CTO manifesto

Two chief technology officers -- one government, one industry -- say their peers are perfectly positioned to help organizations chart a course for the future.

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A new model for program management

Creating governmentwide Program Management Centers of Excellence could save countless programs that are otherwise doomed to fail -- and do so on the cheap.

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Using big data to benefit veterans

A VistA expert offers three keys for turning health data into improved care and lower costs.

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How to catch the attacker with valid user credentials

Behavioral analysis could make continuous diagnostics and mitigation more effective than ever.

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Why Congress should look back before charging ahead

FITARA has the potential to force real change, Alan Balutis writes -- but not if legislators take their eyes off the ball on implementation.

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Closing the gender gap in federal IT

Here are several actions federal managers can take to create a more gender-diverse -- and successful -- workforce.

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Cloud and the changing org chart

When buying IT as a service, organizational charts will change. But jobs aren't necessarily eliminated -- they're enhanced, and that's crucial in national security settings.

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Preparing for the data center of the future

By 2020, federal data centers will be slimmer, faster and more efficient. Here's how to start moving toward that future now.

The 2015 Federal 100

Meet 100 women and men who are doing great things in federal IT.