Opinion


Jaime Gracia

Small businesses face federal market storms

The federal budget crunch could crush small businesses without more agency support, warns columnist Jaime Gracia.

Alan Balutis

And the winner of the 2012 presidential election is ...

A professor's algorithm sidesteps the hoopla to reveal the winner of the upcoming presidential election, writes columnist Alan Balutis.

Steve Kelman

Innovation: Are feds afraid of their own shadows?

Agency performance suffers when employees are too fearful to try new ways of doing things, writes Steve Kelman.

John Kamensky

How to create cross-agency networks that work

A recent book identifies eight guiding principles for fostering collaboration between organizations, writes IBM’s John Kamensky.

Alan Balutis

For CIOs, tight budgets have a silver lining

Fiscal pressures provide CIOs with an opportunity to prove their value, writes Alan Balutis.

Steve Kelman

Tapping into feds' desire to serve

When it comes to motivating employees, studies show that the messenger matters as much as the message, writes Steve Kelman.

The Net Generation and a new era of governance

"Transforming American Governance: Rebooting the Public Square" describes the challenges and changes that are shaping a new kind of governance.

Jaime Gracia

How to nip those protests in the bud

Better communication and transparency in the procurement process could head off a lot of protests.

John Monroe

Cybersecurity and partisan politics: Let's not go there

Cybersecurity is too important an issue to become a victim of partisan bickering.

Steve Kelman

Why contests are a smart procurement tool

Research shows that groundbreaking ideas are more likely to come from people working on the fringe, writes FCW columnist Steve Kelman.

John Monroe

Hey, Congress, where are your IT champions?

Technology is too important a topic for lawmakers to plead ignorance.

Alan Balutis

Why career feds are needed now more than ever

The increasingly complicated issues facing agencies are not a good fit for short-term appointees, writes Cisco's Alan Balutis.