Opinion


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Time to kill 'the cloud'

The technology itself is transformative, but Michael Garland argues that the term creates problems and confusion.

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The critical role CIOs play in e-discovery

CIOs might initially feel out of place in the world of e-discovery, but their information expertise is essential to the process, writes Recommind's Phil Favro.

Rana Lahiri and Mark DeRosa.

How data analytics can improve real property management

Real estate is a massive (and complicated) part of agency operations. Leading-edge analytics help make the most of existing footprints.

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Program management: The contractor's role

Here is what it takes, both officially and informally, to make the partnership between an agency and a contractor succeed.

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600 million reasons to embrace Energy Star

Congress may mandate more data center efficiency, but CIOs shouldn't wait.

Kris van Riper and Jean Martin

How to hire millennials

What agencies must do to build the next generation of tech talent.

Michael Hettinger

Federal acquisition: Art or science?

Mike Hettinger argues that we need acquisition officials who understand not only the letter of the FAR, but also the spirit of its intent.

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5 key strategies for re-architecting agency IT systems

Deciding when to rebuild is a complex process, but it boils down to a key question: Does the service in question enable or hinder the agency's mission?

IPv6: An answer to network vulnerabilities?

Never mind the deadline. Agencies have compelling security reasons to switch to IPv6, writes NCP Engineering's Julian Weinberger.

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Finding savings in FOIA

An analysis of state-level freedom-of-information requests shows how cost-effective smart open-data efforts can be.

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Here we go again

Wasn't last year's budget deal supposed to make appropriations easy?

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What it takes to achieve effective cyber defense

Addressing nontechnical challenges could help overcome slow-moving government policies and a compliance-focused culture, writes FireEye's Travis Rosiek.