Alan Balutis

The supercommittee's 'do nothing' path to success

Think the so-called supercommittee failed? Columnist Alan Balutis says you should think again.

John Monroe

After the executive order: Will IT devices prove their worth?

President Obama's Nov. 9 executive order has a clear intent: To limit the number of IT devices.

Steve Kelman

A new idea for encouraging vendors to help agencies save money

Steve Kelman proposes that agencies offer extra points to bidders who suggest money-saving ways to change draft solicitations.

John Monroe

Innovation vs. austerity: Who wins?

VanRoekel's innovation strategy might not be enough to counter the effects of the coming budget cuts. But then again, maybe it will.

Alan Balutis

CIOs: Agents of change in a hostile world

When you consider the challenges CIOs face, it's a wonder they last even two years in the job, says columnist Alan Balutis.

Alan Balutis

Why reaction to 'IT cartel' comment misses the point

Columnist Alan Balutis is surprised that no one seemed alarmed by Kundra's first assertion: That government wastes billions on IT.

Steve Kelman

How to prime feds for better performance

Columnist Steve Kelman says agencies should join the quick-experiment revolution that is spreading through the private sector.

The ideal CIO? Not a tech geek

Mark Forman and Paul Brubaker take issue with OMB's recent efforts to redefine the role of agency CIOs, saying they undermine the intentions of the Clinger-Cohen Act.

Steve Kelman

The progress principle: How to keep employees on track

A new book's insights into productivity have important implications for supervisors, writes columnist Steve Kelman.

John Kamensky

4 lessons in the use of dashboards

Columnist John Kamensky shares new insights into how dashboards can help agencies boost program performance.

Doug Brown

Treat tech the way you treat people

Practices that make it easier for new employees to succeed can also apply to new technologies, columnist Douglas Brown writes.

CIOs gain responsibilities but still lose ground

A new OMB memo assumes that CIOs have the power to execute all the authorities granted to them, but GAO and CIOs themselves might beg to differ, writes columnist Alan Balutis.

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