A relationship of trust, accountability and predictability between the public and private sectors is essential.
Poised to overtake China as the world's most populous country, India has entered the 21st century with great potential and challenges
Early this month, I was a witness at the Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly's Legal Affairs and Human Rights Committee hearing on its draft treaty on cybercrime.
At the recent Federal 100 gala, I ran into Ken Buck of the General Services Administration's Federal Technology Service, who received an award for his work promoting the use of shareinsavings contracting for information technology systems. Not surprisingly, Ken was in a good mood. The Fed 100 accolade no doubt helped raise his spirits for what has been a tough haul.
Seat management still unproven Five years from now, the General Services Administration and NASA may be viewed as pioneers in federal information technology management for leading the push into desktop outsourcing. But that is not the case yet. In desktop outsourcing frequently called seat manage
Not too late for training investment For the federal information technology acquisition community, last week's announcement that the Air Force had awarded two blanket purchase agreements to fulfill its desktop and server needs marked the end of an era. The Air Force's move away from its long and st
Don't gun down a good deal An FBI proposal to charge for running computer background checks on prospective gun buyers has run smack into a highly charged political wall. Some members of Congress and representatives of the gun lobby have charged the FBI with levying an unfair tax on gun dealers an
The Defense Department can't seem to win when it comes to modernization. Just when the Pentagon is poised to revamp its logistics operations, the program falls victim to alltoofamiliar congressional turf wars.
The Internet has made it possible for agencies to share information across government and with the public with previously unimaginable ease and relatively little cost. But recent cases have underscored the fact that agencies have the right to share information electronically only if they provide the means to protect it.
Set a place at the table for CIOs The federal government's struggle to integrate the chief information officer position into the daytoday business of an agency is well documented. So the Information Technology Association of America's latest report showing that many CIOs still feel left out of th
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