Brand Niemann

A Gov 2.0 spin on archiving 2.0 data

Brand Niemann proposes a grass-roots approach to archiving social media records.

Steve Kelman

Can we radically improve service contract management?

Steve Kelman proposes an experiment to test ideas for improving service contracts.

Patti Titus

3 federal IT security predictions for 2011

Unisys' Patricia Titus says we can expect to see three important security trends this year in response to the growing number of employees who connect to government networks via mobile and/or personal devices.

Jaime Gracia

Bring accountability to contract protests

Government and industry need to take a new approach to procurement before bid protests spiral out of control, writes Jaime Gracia.

Steve Kelman

Break down walls for better management

Agencies could learn from hospitals' efforts to improve patient outcomes by improving coordination among medical services.

Robert Guerra

Army e-mail plan ignores AKO success

Consultant Robert Guerra says he doesn’t understand why the Army plans to spend more than $100 million on a new e-mail system when AKO does so much more.

Alan Balutis

CIOs: The more things change…

Give OMB credit for trying to strengthen the CIO's role, but more dramatic steps are needed, writes Alan Balutis.

3 arguments for telework managed services

Managed services offer one way to avoid the network problems that can plague teleworkers, writes Tony Bardo, assistant vice president for government solutions at Hughes.

Steve Kelman

5 top management priorities for 2011

Columnist Steve Kelman identifies the Obama administration's best options for improving the management of government programs and operations.

Andrea DiMaio

5 necessary truths about Gov 2.0

Efforts to engage with the public might move to the back burner unless federal leaders can make them relevant to broader issues.

Alan Balutis

5 sure-fire bets for federal IT in 2011

In what promises to be a chaotic year for government, Alan Balutis presents five things you can count on happening in federal IT.

Mark Drapeau & Kristin Bockius

7 lessons worth learning from the Navy Social Media Handbook

The Navy's recently published Social Media Handbook has some good lessons for everyone, write Kristin Bockius and Mark Drapeau, Microsoft's resident social media experts.

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