It is easy to zero in on the activities that matter when you consider your accomplishments in terms of an epitaph, writes Bob Woods.
In his State of the Union address, Obama called for a smarter government. Our readers have some ideas about how to get there.
John Klossner takes a fresh look at the pyramid.
Conformity may seem like the enemy of innovation, but Steve Kelman finds that's not necessarily true.
The traditional view of success focuses on an employee’s ability to complete assignments, but managers need to broaden that view to reflect changes in the workplace, write CEB's Van Riper and Cattie.
The federal government should use the latest technology to make information and lessons from previous disasters available to state and local responders nationwide, writes Keith Rhodes.
What are those marks on the calendar for? Cartoonist John Klossner knows.
A little-noticed provision in the Defense Authorization Act could bring big savings through license optimization, writes Flexera's Stephen Schmidt.
The Presidential Innovation Fellows program impresses Steve Kelman with its blend of high creativity and low cost.
Contests offer an attractive alternative to traditional procurements in some situations, bringing innovative solutions to agencies to attack unusual problems, writes Steve Kelman.
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.
Rather than take on big data for big data’s sake, agencies should be strategic in their approach, writes Bill Cull.
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.
Steve Kelman's experience with a festive holiday season in Beijing is marred by air pollution.
Mexico is one of just a few countries that has successfully evolved from single-party rule to a democracy, Steve Kelman learns.
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