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National health network needs incentives too

The United States runs the risk of ending up with 50 separate health IT networks — and all the headaches they entail.

How contractors can help agencies save money

The contracting community should work together to find creative ways to meet OMB’s goal of reducing contract spending.

It’s not about cookies; it’s about service

Web analytics tools can improve online government services without compromising privacy, writes Alex Langshur, president of the Web Analytics Association.

5 clues that your IT project isn't going to get the green light

FCW cartoonist John Klossner offers readers a humorous look at how IT projects might get the boot.

Listen up

Here's our list of reasons for doing our annual Federal List issue.

Top 5 ways to think about Gov 2.0

When considering modern communications, social networking and emerging technology, government has many different connotations, such as process, provider, partner, product and protector.

5 ways to improve procurement

Here are the best ideas that nobody is talking about.

Friend of Barack

Michael Robertson is taking his skills - and his political connections - to GSA, where he was recently installed in three key positions: Associate director of governmentwide policy, chief acquisition officer and White House liaison.

Be a hero, not a victim

A new book encourages employees to respond to adversity with creativity, not self-pity.

A call for action, not studies

Former OFPP Administrator Dee Lee argues that a well-trained workforce is the most important ingredient for acquisition success.

Social-media bans miss the mark

Three reasonable steps could help agencies avoid categorical bans that undermine security and collaboration.