Opinion


Nathan Coutinho

The road to a private cloud

Server virtualization is about more than mobility and efficiency — it can also help agencies succeed in the quest for a secure, private cloud.

Eric Rife

5 steps to take command of mobile

Careful planning and deliberate implementation lead to mobility success, writes Eric Rife. Read on for 5 specific steps to take.

Tom Simmons, Citrix

The E-Gov Act at 10 years

The decade-old effort to make the government more transparent, accessible and efficient with IT has been effective, but there's a long way yet to go, writes Tom Simmons.

Bob Woods

The dangers of consultant-speak

Trendy buzzwords should never be allowed to obscure the fact that IT consulting is all about having a positive effect on the mission and the bottom line, writes Bob Woods.

Kris VanRiper and Chris Cattie

Collaboration’s role in the new work environment

Agencies have the opportunity to enhance productivity and innovation but only if they learn to manage collaborative efforts effectively

Frank McDonough 180

The Brooks Legacy: Remembering the man who changed federal IT

The late Congressman Jack Brooks came from an era when one person with passion could make a difference, writes Frank McDonough.

Paul Rosenzweig

Where does privacy figure into FTC data discussions?

The Federal Trade Commission is neglecting the privacy concerns connected to data collection and usage policies, especially in cloud-based systems, argues Paul Rosenzweig.

Don Proctor, Cisco Systems

How to build trust into your network

This three-pronged approach to network security is flexible enough to protect existing assets while deftly meeting evolving challenges.

Alan Balutis

Transition tips for careerists

Making a good impression on new agency leaders serves you well, writes Alan Balutis, but it takes some finesse.

Ed Meehan

Good for government, good for citizens

As the Digital Government Strategy hits the six-month mark, agencies are showing that digital governance can be achieved.

Bob Woods

Presidential transitions: Your chance to shine

With a little preparation, senior leaders can rise to the top during a transition, but the time to act is now, writes Bob Woods

David Donnelly

The key to securing mobile devices

An application-control strategy can help agencies develop a secure approach to BYOD that is fine-tuned to their unique mission requirements, writes David Donnelly. To find out just how to do that, read on.