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  • Procurement
    Steve Schmidt, Flexara Software

    How DOD can make sense of its software

    A little-noticed provision in the Defense Authorization Act could bring big savings through license optimization, writes Flexera's Stephen Schmidt. 01/10/2013

  • CTO Todd Park

    Innovation at a 95-percent discount

    The Presidential Innovation Fellows program impresses Steve Kelman with its blend of high creativity and low cost. 01/08/2013

  • Procurement
    Steve Kelman

    A winning idea for innovation

    Contests offer an attractive alternative to traditional procurements in some situations, bringing innovative solutions to agencies to attack unusual problems, writes Steve Kelman. 01/04/2013

  • White House
    Julie Anderson

    Memo to Obama: How to build a bold management agenda

    In his second term, the president should continue improving the management of government resources, including IT, by adhering to three basic principles, writes Julie Anderson. 01/03/2013

  • 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