Opinion


Ben Balter

Seizing the real open-gov opportunity

GitHub’s government evangelist, a former Presidential Innovation Fellow, says collaboration, not cost, could be the big win of 2014.

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What to expect from GAO this year

The congressional watchdog's director of IT management issues previews the upcoming oversight agenda.

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A better, more social government in 2014

The General Services Administration's social media program manager has a short list of signals to watch.

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Watch out for standardized labor categories

The president of the Coalition for Government Procurement warns that GSA's planned changes could drive vendors away.

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Four things to watch in big data

Splunk's vice president of public sector business sees a surge in "non-traditional" big data users.

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Scott Quehl: Sharing services at scale

The Accenture Federal Services executive and former Commerce chief financial officer says the old budget buckets will no longer apply.

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Diaz: What’s in store for open standards

IBM's vice president of open standards is keeping an eye on ecosystems.

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Chenok and Kamensky: Looking at the big picture

Two executives from the IBM Center for the Business of Government identify seven significant changes to watch for in the coming months.

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Balutis: A few predictions for 2014

IT will be a hot legislative topic this year, says Alan Balutis.

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Take the pledge: 'I will care about management!'

The president should be more directly involved in key management challenges that have the potential to become public disasters.

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A different diagnosis for HealthCare.gov

Alan Balutis argues that program management, not procurement, was the real problem -- and he has suggestions for how to fix it.

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New Year's resolutions for federal CIOs

The year ahead is fraught with technological and business challenges, but Anthony Robbins has three tips to help CIOs start off on the right foot.