Opinion


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How Congress can make cyber reforms real

Congressional oversight is essential to ensuring compliance with cybersecurity legislation. Here are three ways lawmakers can improve that oversight.

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Data analytics and engineering: How to optimize your federal building

Intelligent building management systems monitor operational performance and energy use to identify root causes and correct deficiencies.

Roger Baker

How CIOs can use FITARA to get away from waterfall

The law’s certification and approval provisions empower CIOs to end outdated software development projects, says Agilex’s Roger Baker.

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New policies are cause for contractor optimism

Several activities in the new Congress signal a shift in spending and strategy that will require increased support from contractors.

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IT buying experiments preview 'Acquisition of the Future'

Today’s pockets of innovation give glimpses of the tomorrow’s buyers and marketplace.

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IT contracts: Handling the handoff

Managing the seamless transition of 24/7 service requires real coordination -- and an agency committed to making the contractors play nice.

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A CTO manifesto

Two chief technology officers -- one government, one industry -- say their peers are perfectly positioned to help organizations chart a course for the future.

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A new model for program management

Creating governmentwide Program Management Centers of Excellence could save countless programs that are otherwise doomed to fail -- and do so on the cheap.

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Using big data to benefit veterans

A VistA expert offers three keys for turning health data into improved care and lower costs.

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How to catch the attacker with valid user credentials

Behavioral analysis could make continuous diagnostics and mitigation more effective than ever.

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Why Congress should look back before charging ahead

FITARA has the potential to force real change, Alan Balutis writes -- but not if legislators take their eyes off the ball on implementation.

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Closing the gender gap in federal IT

Here are several actions federal managers can take to create a more gender-diverse -- and successful -- workforce.