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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.

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Go open to transform legacy systems

Open-source service-oriented architecture can unlock the door to modernizing the government's legacy capabilities.

Kris van Riper and Sig Libowitz of CEB

Boosting IT employee engagement

IT managers can improve retention and productivity by focusing on these four drivers of employee engagement.

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Can big data save agencies big bucks?

How advancements in big data can help federal agencies avoid duplication, redundancies and other budgetary challenges.

Jon Dittmer is vice president and general manager of the defense sector at Array Information Technology.

The scary truth about modernization

Delaying efforts to update or replace old IT systems has serious implications for agencies’ ability to achieve their missions.

Michael Hettinger

Financial management and freedom of choice

An industry spokesman argues that an official preference for federal shared service providers will hurt the agencies hoping to consolidate.

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Better contracting through multisourcing

The approach can help reduce risk and improve oversight at a time when agencies are being asked to do more with less.

Richard Spires

IT infrastructure: The 4 big obstacles and 6 ways to fix them

If CIOs can drive five tactical changes — and get the leadership support to do so — federal IT can be transformed by 2018.