Opinion


Jean Paoli

Digital government, openness and open cloud -- new cornerstones of democracy

An open cloud -- supporting open source, open standards and interoperability -- can drive innovation and boost citizen participation in government.

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Information sharing: Are we safer?

A decade after the 9/11 Commission identified agencies' reluctance to share information as a dangerous shortcoming, the government is moving in the right direction.

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It's too soon to abandon CIOs

Alan Balutis argues we should let CIOs perform as the Clinger-Cohen Act intended before reinventing the role yet again.

David Elfanbaum

Why large government IT projects fail

We need to end the 'conspiracy of hope' and embrace agile development as the best way to avoid fiascos on the scale of HealthCare.gov, writes Asynchrony's David Elfanbaum.

Richard Spires

Online privacy: It's time for a new security paradigm

Trust management enforces granular privacy, security and organizational policies for gathering and protecting personally identifiable information.

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8 predictions to put on your calendar

Cisco's Alan Balutis shares his thoughts on what will happen in the coming year.

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Cloud computing under siege

Why advocates of data localization are missing the real security risks.

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Time to kill 'the cloud'

The technology itself is transformative, but Michael Garland argues that the term creates problems and confusion.

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The critical role CIOs play in e-discovery

CIOs might initially feel out of place in the world of e-discovery, but their information expertise is essential to the process, writes Recommind's Phil Favro.

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How data analytics can improve real property management

Real estate is a massive (and complicated) part of agency operations. Leading-edge analytics help make the most of existing footprints.

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Program management: The contractor's role

Here is what it takes, both officially and informally, to make the partnership between an agency and a contractor succeed.

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600 million reasons to embrace Energy Star

Congress may mandate more data center efficiency, but CIOs shouldn't wait.