Opinion


Eugene Liderman

Stop reinventing the mobility wheel

Rather than creating custom apps from scratch, agencies should take advantage of the opportunity to build on one another's valuable data and code.

Fixating on failure

Failing fast is the best way to get better -- in agile development and in life.

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What 18F aims to accomplish

Rather than skirting the federal procurement system, GSA's 18F is designed to address challenges head on, says Lena Trudeau.

From disruption to innovation: Bridging a growing cultural gap

If we want real innovation, we need to stop looking for ways to circumvent the federal acquisition system and work together to improve it, writes Stan Soloway.

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Looking for the next class of leaders

FCW is accepting nominations for the 2014 Rising Star awards, and we need your help identifying the IT professionals in government and industry who are poised to take charge.

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Don't throw me into the savings tar pit

Alan Balutis warns that IT cost savings rarely work out as planned.

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Tapping the potential of predictive analytics

The Internet of Things really could change everything -- and agencies need to start preparing now.

Richard Spires

Program management: Governance matters

Getting stakeholders to agree on desired outcomes and ways to achieve them is crucial to ensuring the success of IT programs.

Alastair Mitchell

Looking back to move forward

Alastair Mitchell argues it is a good time to revisit the goals and guidelines of the Federal Cloud Computing Strategy.

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Stat overflow?

Screening IT projects at the start could be a boon -- but it's got to be done right.

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Improving IT security by implementing better governance

As agency executives look to implement and reinforce cybersecurity as part of their overall IT and programmatic priorities, an important OMB policy and industry implementation framework can provide context and support by enabling sound IT governance.

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Seeking some common ground

Federal IT is difficult enough without viewing agencies and industry as zero-sum adversaries, writes FCW's Troy K. Schneider.