Opinion


Richard Spires

IT infrastructure: The role of the cloud

Richard Spires explains how agencies can plan for an orderly and forward-looking consolidation.

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Federal IT's Fosbury Flop

FCW's Troy Schneider asks: In 2014, can something change everything?

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Looking for LinkedIn's next tipping point

Will 2014 see feds start to actively engage in the social network?

Ben Balter

Seizing the real open-gov opportunity

GitHub’s government evangelist, a former Presidential Innovation Fellow, says collaboration, not cost, could be the big win of 2014.

GAO Dave Powner

What to expect from GAO this year

The congressional watchdog's director of IT management issues previews the upcoming oversight agenda.

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A better, more social government in 2014

The General Services Administration's social media program manager has a short list of signals to watch.

Roger Waldron

Watch out for standardized labor categories

The president of the Coalition for Government Procurement warns that GSA's planned changes could drive vendors away.

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Four things to watch in big data

Splunk's vice president of public sector business sees a surge in "non-traditional" big data users.

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Scott Quehl: Sharing services at scale

The Accenture Federal Services executive and former Commerce chief financial officer says the old budget buckets will no longer apply.

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Diaz: What’s in store for open standards

IBM's vice president of open standards is keeping an eye on ecosystems.

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Chenok and Kamensky: Looking at the big picture

Two executives from the IBM Center for the Business of Government identify seven significant changes to watch for in the coming months.

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Balutis: A few predictions for 2014

IT will be a hot legislative topic this year, says Alan Balutis.