David Rapp

David Rapp

David Rapp is editor in chief of Federal Computer Week and VP of Content for 1105 Government Information Group.

Editorial: Search as a model

The NASA/Google arrangement could stand as a true example of a public/private partnership.

Editorial: Setting an example

E-government has become a metaphor. Why are agencies still in the same place Oct. 10, 2005, that they were in Sept. 10, 2001? To find the answer, follow the money -- and one can see how the funding process for cross-agency projects is broken.

Editorial: Choose Burton, choose soon

Robert Burton, associate administrator of the Office of Federal Procurement Policy, should be the new OFPP administrator. And the sooner it happens, the better it is for everyone.

Editorial: Procedures be damned

Most people would be hard-pressed to justify how one Federal Emergency Management Agency official responded to questions about the slow delivery of medicine to emergency shelters along the Gulf Coast.

Editorial: Succession planning

Among members of Congress, few lawmakers — Republican or Democrat — understand or care about IT issues.

Editorial: Be prepared!

In the wake of Hurricane Katrina, two phrases come to mind. One is the Boy Scouts' motto: Be prepared. The other is snafu.

Editorial: Can we talk?

Federal employees deserve a fair system, and they have legitimate concerns about tying pay to performance.

Editorial: Getting the power

By giving senior IT leaders budget authority, agencies come closer to making them meaningful members of their management teams.

Editorial: What's the difference?

What difference will the GSA reorganization make?

Editorial: Charting an organization

An organizational chart can seem trivial, but it does matter.

Editorial: People power

Life for federal workers has changed dramatically. Once a more comfortable, laid-back environment when compared with private-sector jobs, feds now find that they must fight for and justify their jobs.

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