Opinion


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Why FedRAMP should matter to you

A reminder for vendors and feds alike of what is required by June 2014.

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2 questions to ask before diving into infrastructure-as-a-service

Well-designed IaaS deployments can allow failures to happen without the customer and their users noticing.

Carr Phillips

IT strategy for contractors in the era of budget cuts

Agencies are all too familiar with budget-driven belt-tightening. Here’s how the private sector is adapting.

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Optimistic for 2014

Alan Balutis outlines his reasons for optimism when it comes to federal IT.

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Announcing the 2014 Fed 100

Meet the 100 individuals whose leadership and initiative have been truly exceptional.

Bob Woods

IT systems as a team sport

HealthCare.gov has everyone focused on technology and acquisition, but Bob Woods argues that the real emphasis should be on knowing one's stakeholders.

Videogame Control

Can acquisition be improved through fun and games?

ASI Government's Lisa Akers argues that the real potential is in training and developing critical thinking.

Richard Spires

IT infrastructure: The role of the cloud

Richard Spires explains how agencies can plan for an orderly and forward-looking consolidation.

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Federal IT's Fosbury Flop

FCW's Troy Schneider asks: In 2014, can something change everything?

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Looking for LinkedIn's next tipping point

Will 2014 see feds start to actively engage in the social network?

Ben Balter

Seizing the real open-gov opportunity

GitHub’s government evangelist, a former Presidential Innovation Fellow, says collaboration, not cost, could be the big win of 2014.

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What to expect from GAO this year

The congressional watchdog's director of IT management issues previews the upcoming oversight agenda.