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  • Outlook 2013
    Bill Cull

    Big data in 2013: Not just for big projects

    Rather than take on big data for big data’s sake, agencies should be strategic in their approach, writes Bill Cull. 12/28/2012

  • Program Management
    Bob Woods

    Overcoming IT skepticism: 7 steps to creating a new culture

    Studies show that most government leaders are unsurprised when IT projects are delivered late, over budget or scrapped before being implemented. But there is a way to dramatically improve the chances for success. Bob Woods and Marybeth Fraser offer some key steps to make it happen. 12/27/2012

  • Christmas tree in China

    China wishes a Merry Christmas

    Steve Kelman's experience with a festive holiday season in Beijing is marred by air pollution. 12/23/2012

  • Enrique Pena Nieto

    Some cultural observations in Mexico

    Mexico is one of just a few countries that has successfully evolved from single-party rule to a democracy, Steve Kelman learns. 12/18/2012

  • Virtualization
    Nathan Coutinho

    The road to a private cloud

    Server virtualization is about more than mobility and efficiency — it can also help agencies succeed in the quest for a secure, private cloud. 12/17/2012

  • Mobility
    Eric Rife

    5 steps to take command of mobile

    Careful planning and deliberate implementation lead to mobility success, writes Eric Rife. Read on for 5 specific steps to take. 12/14/2012

  • Night view of Monterrey

    First impressions of Mexico

    Steve Kelman is visiting Mexico as part of a Harvard University program for Mexican government managers. 12/14/2012

  • Electronic Government
    Tom Simmons, Citrix

    The E-Gov Act at 10 years

    The decade-old effort to make the government more transparent, accessible and efficient with IT has been effective, but there's a long way yet to go, writes Tom Simmons. 12/11/2012

  • US Cyber Challenge logo

    Harnessing the energy of youth for better government

    'Ethical hacking' training for young people has some risks, but Steve Kelman thinks that bringing the enthusiasm of the young to bear is an idea with many applications in government. 12/11/2012

  • Agency Management
    Bob Woods

    The dangers of consultant-speak

    Trendy buzzwords should never be allowed to obscure the fact that IT consulting is all about having a positive effect on the mission and the bottom line, writes Bob Woods. 12/11/2012

  • Workforce Management
    Kris VanRiper and Chris Cattie

    Collaboration’s role in the new work environment

    Agencies have the opportunity to enhance productivity and innovation but only if they learn to manage collaborative efforts effectively 12/07/2012

  • John Klossner self portrait

    The BYOD solution

    John Klossner has an idea for solving the management concerns of BYOD. 12/07/2012

  • In Memoriam
    Frank McDonough 180

    The Brooks Legacy: Remembering the man who changed federal IT

    The late Congressman Jack Brooks came from an era when one person with passion could make a difference, writes Frank McDonough. 12/06/2012

  • Magnifying glass

    'If this were government it would be a news story'

    An experience in a movie line triggers thoughts of government oversight and the press for Steve Kelman. 12/06/2012

  • Data Management
    Paul Rosenzweig

    Where does privacy figure into FTC data discussions?

    The Federal Trade Commission is neglecting the privacy concerns connected to data collection and usage policies, especially in cloud-based systems, argues Paul Rosenzweig. 12/04/2012

Operation Jump Start

FCW is proud to support this Feb. 9 event to help the soldiers of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom transition to civilian careers.