Opinion


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How business-led IT changes the game

As other departments increase their technology spending, IT leaders can reap the benefits for the entire agency by following these five steps.

Russ Colbert

Overcoming the fear of change can save our government billions

Video collaboration can bring big savings and efficiency gains, if managers get past their status-quo concerns.

Patrick Howard_SecureInfo

Continuous monitoring: Closer than you think

Many agencies are using a patch management tool that can be a powerful ally in the quest for continuous monitoring.

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3 rules for managing mobility

It is possible to balance data security and user flexibility -- if agencies follow these key guidelines.

Chris Grossman

Making sense of mobile data management

As more and more federal employees use their own mobile devices at work, agencies must focus on securing the data, not the device.

Nolan Jones

5 steps for developing a winning mobile strategy

Agencies that want to step onto the mobile stage should formulate a comprehensive game plan, as opposed to a "let's just build it" mentality.

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.