Opinion


Richard Spires

Improving the skills of your IT staff

Assessing your employees' abilities and identifying skills gaps require a less subjective approach.

LinkedIn image: Joel Dolisy of SolarWinds.

Being a better CIO: Responses to 3 IT concerns

When it comes to managing a winning IT team, trust, training and executive-level support are essential.

Shutterstock image (by Ismagilov): young woman thinking about the future.

Building an open environment for innovation

Federal IT leaders can more effectively promote innovation at their agencies by promoting an organizational climate that is open to risk and change.

Christopher Steel, Chief Solutions Architect for Software AG Government Solutions.

What’s of value in your application portfolio?

Federal CIO Tony Scott said he would declare victory for FITARA if it helped agencies determine their most important IT assets.

Paul Wilson leads the Federal Solutions Team at the Ken Blanchard Companies.

What smart succession planning requires

Leadership changes don’t have to be painful. Here are some tips for easing the transitions.

Kris van Riper is a managing director at CEB and Dylan Moses is a research analyst at CEB.

Boosting employees’ security awareness

By designing security training tailored to employees’ behavior, agencies can quickly reduce risk -- and save time and money

Justin Chiarodo is a partner and Philip Beshara is an associate in Dickstein Shapiro’s Government Contracts Practice.

What cyber insurance can do for contractors

When it comes to cybersecurity, the SAFETY Act deserves a second look, but companies should also consider commercial coverage.

Founder and CEO, Shared Services Leadership Coalition, John Marshall.

Federal shared services: Why legislation is necessary

The White House could use a push to pick up the pace on shared services and lock in the benefits for future administrations.

Tom Baybrook is managing partner at Marbrook Partners (LinkedIn image).

It's not me, it's you

Handling difficult people at all levels starts with taking a more positive approach to the challenge.

Dave Wennergren is the Senior Vice President of Technology Policy for the Professional Services Council.

Valuing cybersecurity outcomes instead of oversight

Although the government has made progress on cybersecurity, we need to make better use of the tools we have.

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Why precision attacks succeed, and what agencies need to know

The OPM breach is getting all the attention, but recent attacks on State Department and White House systems should have agencies equally concerned.

Dave McClure_Veris Group

Ground rules for improving federal cybersecurity

In today’s complex cybersecurity environment, these three elements form the foundation of agencies’ ability to defend networks and data.