Opinion


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New Year's resolutions for federal CIOs

The year ahead is fraught with technological and business challenges, but Anthony Robbins has three tips to help CIOs start off on the right foot.

Adam Firestone_WS02

Go open to transform legacy systems

Open-source service-oriented architecture can unlock the door to modernizing the government's legacy capabilities.

Kris van Riper and Sig Libowitz of CEB

Boosting IT employee engagement

IT managers can improve retention and productivity by focusing on these four drivers of employee engagement.

Ramani Vaidyanathan_SAP

Can big data save agencies big bucks?

How advancements in big data can help federal agencies avoid duplication, redundancies and other budgetary challenges.

Jon Dittmer is vice president and general manager of the defense sector at Array Information Technology.

The scary truth about modernization

Delaying efforts to update or replace old IT systems has serious implications for agencies’ ability to achieve their missions.

Michael Hettinger

Financial management and freedom of choice

An industry spokesman argues that an official preference for federal shared service providers will hurt the agencies hoping to consolidate.

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Better contracting through multisourcing

The approach can help reduce risk and improve oversight at a time when agencies are being asked to do more with less.

Richard Spires

IT infrastructure: The 4 big obstacles and 6 ways to fix them

If CIOs can drive five tactical changes — and get the leadership support to do so — federal IT can be transformed by 2018.

Catherine Howard

Addressing 'second-generation' gender bias

Women are woefully rare in IT management positions, and fixing that demands a concerted effort.

Brian Paget

5 factors to consider when selecting an open-source vendor

Open source solutions are at a key inflection point. That means huge opportunities for agencies, but also some important concerns.

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IT management reform: It is time for new legislation

Legislation alone will not fix federal IT management, Richard Spires argues, but there are fundamental problems that a new statute can help address.

Andreas Grabner

Diagnosing HealthCare.gov's performance issues

The website's continuing troubles show why agencies must rethink system testing.