Leadership lessons

Check the bestseller lists on most weeks, and more than likely you will find a book that claims to have the answers to all our problems. The current book rage is “The Secret,” which presents what it calls the great secrets from centuries of oral tradition, literature, religion and philosophy.

Generally, we understand and appreciate that there is no mystery or secret to success. We often know instinctively what needs to be done to succeed. But too often, obstacles stand in the way. We know that no secret or magic can help us overcome those obstacles. However, we do have lessons and experiences to draw from that teach us that we can surmount the difficult tasks we face.

In this issue, we highlight some of the secrets of success in the government information technology community. Here are leadership lessons from winners of Federal Computer Week’s 2007 Federal 100 Awards. The award winners are exceptional people who have done remarkable things. We hope that these people — all 100 winners — provide insights into success in meeting the important challenges facing this community.

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    DOD looks to get aggressive about cloud adoption

    Defense leaders and Congress are looking to encourage more aggressive cloud policies and prod reluctant agencies to embrace experimentation and risk-taking.

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    The next big thing in IT procurement

    Steve Kelman talks to the agencies that have embraced tech demos in their acquisition efforts -- and urges others in government to give it a try.

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    DHS bans Kaspersky from federal systems

    The Department of Homeland Security banned the Russian cybersecurity company Kaspersky Lab’s products from federal agencies in a new binding operational directive.

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    USDA looks to cut CIOs as part of reorg

    The Department of Agriculture is looking to cut down on the number of agency CIOs in the name of efficiency and better communication across mission areas.

  • What's next for agency cyber efforts?

    Ninety days after the Trump administration's executive order, FCW sat down with agency cyber leaders to discuss what’s changing.

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