David Rapp

David Rapp

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

John Monroe

Innovation vs. austerity: Who wins?

VanRoekel's innovation strategy might not be enough to counter the effects of the coming budget cuts. But then again, maybe it will.

Editor's note: Improving FISMA

To complement the Federal Information Security Management Act, some agencies are adopting a strategy that depends, in part, on a package of 20 security practices, named the Consensus Audit Guidelines.

Your turn: Take the FCW challenge

All of the magazine’s editorial pages that week will be devoted to contributions from readers like you.

Robert Otto

In defense of IT dashboards

It is impossible to manage effectively without the metrics to benchmark and shape performance, writes Robert Otto.

The outer limits to the crowd's wisdom

The question getting lots of attention in the Government 2.0 space today is: How might crowdsourcing be applied to public participation and government policy-making?

Insourcing is about strategy, not numbers

Contractors help the government fill a critical gap, and that gap must be the central focus of any debate on insourcing and managing a blended workforce, writes Jaime Gracia.

CISOs take center-stage

The nature of IT security matters — brought to high alert by episodic breaches and ongoing cyber threats — has raised the stakes and profiles of the government chief information security officer.

Work to rule

In the physics of the workplace, every management action there will be, by definition, an equal and opposite reaction on the part of employees. So what are we to make of the demise of the National Security Personnel System?

Social contract

The world of federal procurement and acquisition policy is about as insular as it gets in nonclassified government.

Finding common cause

The global terrorist threat, brought to U.S. soil on 9/11, has not gone away. And it now includes the ever looming war in cyberspace.

Women taking charge

One of the first things that struck me when I arrived here and began meeting people in the technology shops that FCW covers was the number of women in positions of prominence and power.

Hurry up and wait

Government is always trying to play catch-up with technology. And Apps.gov's foray into cloud computing is no different.

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