Opinion


Bejamin Knopf and Kris Van Riper

The key to better IT portfolio management

Federal leaders need to balance their spending on operations and new projects to support strategic IT priorities and budget plans

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Sharing goes hand-in-hand with safeguarding

The Open Data Policy promises to make government information more freely available, which means agencies must incorporate security into their strategies.

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The likely decline of the CIO

FITARA's effort to make CIOs political appointees reflects a rift between lawmakers and those who actually run government programs, says Bob Woods.

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Video analytics, facial recognition and justice

The tools for extracting insight from video are rapidly improving, while high-profile cases are showcasing the value.

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Agile software: Stand and deliver

Why agile software development techniques are disrupting federal IT for the better

Jeffrey Edgell

The keys to information interoperability

Best practices to help the government overcome obstacles to sharing and achieve information superiority.

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FITARA: Son of Clinger-Cohen?

The latest attempt at IT reform echoes the IT Management Reform Act, better known as Clinger-Cohen...so watch OMB’s reaction carefully.

Eric Chiu

Why the ‘two-man rule’ is only the beginning

NSA’s new guard against insider threats is a good start but not nearly enough.

Dave Gwyn

Top 10 virtualization killers

Software can't solve these fatal flaws, but understanding and preparing for the risks can.

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Security beyond the firewall

In a mobile world, device-level encryption and digital rights management are essential to securing sensitive data.

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Keeping IT leadership transitions on track

When the performance of new IT leaders flags, the whole organization suffers. Here are some tips for successful transitions.

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Cloud brokers make sense

The broker model is mutually beneficial for providers, agencies and taxpayers because it centralizes services and pricing.