Opinion


Jaime Gracia

Bring accountability to contract protests

Government and industry need to take a new approach to procurement before bid protests spiral out of control, writes Jaime Gracia.

Alan Balutis

CIOs: The more things change…

Give OMB credit for trying to strengthen the CIO's role, but more dramatic steps are needed, writes Alan Balutis.

3 arguments for telework managed services

Managed services offer one way to avoid the network problems that can plague teleworkers, writes Tony Bardo, assistant vice president for government solutions at Hughes.

Steve Kelman

5 top management priorities for 2011

Columnist Steve Kelman identifies the Obama administration's best options for improving the management of government programs and operations.

Andrea DiMaio

5 necessary truths about Gov 2.0

Efforts to engage with the public might move to the back burner unless federal leaders can make them relevant to broader issues.

Alan Balutis

5 sure-fire bets for federal IT in 2011

In what promises to be a chaotic year for government, Alan Balutis presents five things you can count on happening in federal IT.

Chris Bronk

Tech innovation outpaces government's desire to change

Google's dispute with Interior is just a symptom of a much larger problem: The government still resists change, writes Chris Bronk.

Ted Schadler

How to empower your agency's heroes

With cloud services making it easy for employees to build their own solutions, it’s time for the tech staff to find a new role, writes Ted Schadler, vice president and principal analyst at consulting firm Forrester Research.

Jaime Gracia

2 quick fixes for better programs

Oral presentations and post-award conferences can improve the likelihood of program success, writes Jaime Gracia.

How political appointees undermine large IT programs -- and how to turn the tide

FCW columnist Steve Kelman proposes creating an awards program to recognize political appointees who maintain the momentum of existing programs.

6 keys to avoiding another 'grand design' failure

Agency executives must learn to resist the temptation of developing sweeping modernization programs, writes Frank McDonough, a former GSA official.

The Disney Store approach to cutting the federal deficit

A retail business based on agency logo merchandise could make a modest dent in the federal deficit, writes Steve Kelman.

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