Opinion


Julie Anderson

Memo to Obama: How to build a bold management agenda

In his second term, the president should continue improving the management of government resources, including IT, by adhering to three basic principles, writes Julie Anderson.

Bill Cull

Big data in 2013: Not just for big projects

Rather than take on big data for big data’s sake, agencies should be strategic in their approach, writes Bill Cull.

Bob Woods

Overcoming IT skepticism: 7 steps to creating a new culture

Studies show that most government leaders are unsurprised when IT projects are delivered late, over budget or scrapped before being implemented. But there is a way to dramatically improve the chances for success. Bob Woods and Marybeth Fraser offer some key steps to make it happen.

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.