Steve Kelman notes the severe lack of research on government procurement, and is looking for the gaps that most need to be filled.
As agency executives look to implement and reinforce cybersecurity as part of their overall IT and programmatic priorities, an important OMB policy and industry implementation framework can provide context and support by enabling sound IT governance.
Big data is all well and good, FCW's cartoonist notes, but eventually it has to go somewhere.
Steve Kelman suggests there are plenty of feds going above and beyond -- we simply need to put them in the spotlight.
Federal IT is difficult enough without viewing agencies and industry as zero-sum adversaries, writes FCW's Troy K. Schneider.
Alan Balutis argues that focusing too much on "commodity IT" is an abdication of the CIO's mission.
GiveDirectly employs a simple idea – giving money directly to poor people – and uses technology to facilitate the transaction.
Even the most insular federal employees should be mindful of other cultural norms, Steve Kelman argues. Here's a book to help.
Here are five things administrators need to know to successfully manage mission-critical databases.
Three groups have competing equities in defense IT acquisition, and learning to balance risk among them is the key to success.
Steve Kelman responds to Jaime Gracia's comments on problems with the current system.
Basic business concepts such as price transparency can drive big savings. We need to apply them more broadly.
Steve Kelman gets another reminder that private-sector software can fall short, too.
Past performance is one of the most important factors in contractor selection, and the government should do more to ensure that such information is accurate and objective.
Other fundamentals matter little if the right team is not in place, but too often key roles go unfilled, writes Richard Spires.
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