Bob Woods

Who cares about awards anyway?

If you think winning an award is gratifying, try nominating an unsung hero and see how good it feels when he or she wins.

Andrew Ritcheson

Doing more with less?

For health IT and other agency programs, finding ways to turn the catch-phrase into actual action is key.

Alan Balutis

Another take on the telework debate

The recent decisions to eliminate telework at major companies show a lack of understanding of the practice's benefits.

Michael Wright

A new type of traffic jam -- online

As April 15 approaches, the IRS is the latest agency facing online overloads.

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There is no mobile government without a mobile citizen

For all of the gains agencies are making with employee mobility, it is critical for agencies to keep in mind the use of mobile devices outside of the government too, writes Adobe's John Landwehr.

Kris VanRiper and Chris Cattie

From big data to better decisions

Progressive IT departments are moving beyond big data's hype by focusing on its promise of enabling better decision-making.

Bob Woods

The value of tombstone thinking

It is easy to zero in on the activities that matter when you consider your accomplishments in terms of an epitaph, writes Bob Woods.

Alan Balutis

Removing barriers to government performance improvement

In his State of the Union address, Obama called for a smarter government. Our readers have some ideas about how to get there.

Kris VanRiper and Chris Cattie

How to foster better performance

The traditional view of success focuses on an employee’s ability to complete assignments, but managers need to broaden that view to reflect changes in the workplace, write CEB's Van Riper and Cattie.

Keith Rhodes

How to prepare for natural disasters

The federal government should use the latest technology to make information and lessons from previous disasters available to state and local responders nationwide, writes Keith Rhodes.

Steve Schmidt, Flexara Software

How DOD can make sense of its software

A little-noticed provision in the Defense Authorization Act could bring big savings through license optimization, writes Flexera's Stephen Schmidt.

Steve Kelman

A winning idea for innovation

Contests offer an attractive alternative to traditional procurements in some situations, bringing innovative solutions to agencies to attack unusual problems, writes Steve Kelman.