Opinion


Richard Spires

IT infrastructure: Critical for long-term success

Richard Spires considers the possibilities of consolidation — and the structural obstacles to overcome.

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After HealthCare.gov, 5 questions worth asking

Thanks to HealthCare.gov, IT procurement, enterprise architecture and project management are the talk of the town.

Richard Spires

The HealthCare.gov rollout: What should we learn?

There are plenty of trouble spots that could have been avoided, Richard Spires argues. And they all boil down to shortfalls in program management.

Lisa Kazor

A world without competition

OMB's guidance for financial systems shortchanges commercial providers -- and could deny agencies a full range of choices.

Brian E. Finch

Beware the mobile threat

The attacks on mobile devices are multiplying and growing deviously creative, and recognizing that is the first step to better security.

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Want real innovation? Don't start from scratch!

The last thing federal IT needs is another 25-point plan. What's really required is some redefining.

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10 steps toward FedRAMP compliance

After June 2014, agencies can use only cloud service providers that are FedRAMP-compliant. Here's what CSPs must do to get there.

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FedRAMP and the new normal in cybersecurity

As technology becomes increasingly mobile and personalized, we must take a more collaborative, streamlined approach to security.

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Some inconvenient shutdown truths

Do the shutdown politics and Healthcare.gov coverage make your head spin? Alan Balutis offers a reality check.

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The security threat lurking at your printing station

In the rush to secure networks and computers, agencies often overlook the risks inherent in multifunction printers.

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3 ways big data is transforming government

The technology of big data is important, but openness and stakeholder input are what really make a difference.

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3 questions to ask on every procurement

A federal contractor offers his view of how agencies can streamline the procurement process and get the solutions they need from industry.