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  • Telecom Procurement
    Bob Woods

    Networx: A look at its origins

    The government has undertaken three major telecom transitions, columnist Bob Woods writes, and there are important lessons to be learned from each of them. 07/24/2012

  • Oversight
    Steve Kelman

    Was the GSA scandal really scandalous?

    Columnist Steve Kelman wonders whether agencies might be justified in spending money on lavish conferences. 07/13/2012

  • Community
    Alan Balutis

    Remembering government IT giants

    Columnist Alan Balutis reflects on the important contributions that the late Lynn McNulty and Mark Zelinger made to the federal IT community. 07/10/2012

  • COMMENTARY
    Anne Armstrong

    Defining war

    The nature of war and aggression has changed rather dramatically over the years, and governments are trying to define when and how to use sophisticated new cyber tools. 07/09/2012

  • Data Management
    Jim McGann

    4 crucial steps to manage data

    Before you can develop strategies to manage data retention, you have to know what you have and where it is, writes columnist Jim McGann. 07/06/2012

  • Anne Armstrong

    The new rules of engagement

    Social media has dramatically shifted the accepted views of what defines a journalist and what rules govern the exchanges between journalists and sources. 06/21/2012

  • Leadership
    Steve Kelman

    Herding the cats: How to lead a cross-organizational team

    How can managers get members of a cross-functional to work well together and feel invested in the team effort? The question is not merely academic, writes columnist Steve Kelman. 06/20/2012

  • Contracting
    Dan Chenok

    OMB's effort to dispel bad information takes a new step

    Agencies that adopt the OMB policy will foster greater collaboration with industry by linking program officials with private-sector experts to solve problems, writes columnist Dan Chenok. 06/19/2012

  • Leadership
    Bob Woods

    When leaders don't lead

    IT leaders should not disregard the value of knowing something about IT, writes columnist Bob Woods. 06/18/2012

  • COMMENTARY
    Anne Armstrong

    Limiting conference attendance fixes the wrong problem

    Legislation that would restrict conferences is already having a chilling effect on government/industry communications, write FCW's Anne Armstrong. 05/30/2012

  • COMMENTARY
    Jaime Gracia

    Small businesses face federal market storms

    The federal budget crunch could crush small businesses without more agency support, warns columnist Jaime Gracia. 05/11/2012

  • COMMENTARY
    Alan Balutis

    And the winner of the 2012 presidential election is ...

    A professor's algorithm sidesteps the hoopla to reveal the winner of the upcoming presidential election, writes columnist Alan Balutis. 05/10/2012

  • COMMENTARY
    Steve Kelman

    Innovation: Are feds afraid of their own shadows?

    Agency performance suffers when employees are too fearful to try new ways of doing things, writes Steve Kelman. 04/18/2012

  • COMMENTARY
    John Kamensky

    How to create cross-agency networks that work

    A recent book identifies eight guiding principles for fostering collaboration between organizations, writes IBM’s John Kamensky. 04/17/2012

  • COMMENTARY
    Alan Balutis

    For CIOs, tight budgets have a silver lining

    Fiscal pressures provide CIOs with an opportunity to prove their value, writes Alan Balutis. 04/06/2012

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