Opinion


Dan Chenok and John Lainhart of IBM

The key to cost-effective cybersecurity

Leaders need to understand their responsibilities for achieving sound information security and managing IT-related security risks.

Mark Weber

4 key trends that every CIO should watch

The hot topics of 2014 are evolving quickly, and they present challenges and opportunities for federal agencies.

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Involving the C-suite in risk management

Leaders throughout the organization need to join forces to more systematically and proactively address security threats

Greg Mundell

Watch out for 'boiler room' cloud brokers

If cloud providers are also brokers, can an agency be sure its interests are put first?

Michael Garland

Making the government the market of first resort

Rather than spend time and money adhering to the government's rigid procurement requirements, innovative new companies should have the ability to graduate into compliance.

Jenn Allen

Cloud brokers: Stretching the benefits beyond IT

Brokers are becoming an integral part of helping the public sector realize the full benefits of cloud technology.

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Managing the IT talent portfolio

Agencies often overlook the importance of having a strategic management plan for one of their most valuable resources: The IT workforce.

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Why FedRAMP should matter to you

A reminder for vendors and feds alike of what is required by June 2014.

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2 questions to ask before diving into infrastructure-as-a-service

Well-designed IaaS deployments can allow failures to happen without the customer and their users noticing.

Carr Phillips

IT strategy for contractors in the era of budget cuts

Agencies are all too familiar with budget-driven belt-tightening. Here’s how the private sector is adapting.

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Optimistic for 2014

Alan Balutis outlines his reasons for optimism when it comes to federal IT.

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Announcing the 2014 Fed 100

Meet the 100 individuals whose leadership and initiative have been truly exceptional.