Federal cyber strategy gets modestly clearer

The memo that gives DHS the lead role on government cybersecurity answered some questions but raised others, writes Chris Bronk.

Twitter nears the gov 2.0 tipping point

We are beginning to see increased adoption of tools such as Twitter into more formal roles to help meet agency missions, writes commentator Steve Lunceford.

D.C. locale can aid agencies' search for young talent

Federal agencies and departments need to do a better job of using the city of Washington as a recruiting tool to attract young professionals looking for employment, writes Steve Kelman.

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.

Don't cut corners on insourcing transitions

Agencies need to transition positions without losing institutional knowledge, writes Peter G. Tuttle, CPCM.

The case for more acquisition training options

The Department of Veterans Affairs' Jan Frye explains the rationale behind VA's Acquisition Academy.

Chris Bronk

How smart should the smart grid be?

Updating the electrical grid makes sense, but there are still a few bugs to work out, writes FCW columnist Chris Bronk.

Steve Kelman

Federal employees shouldn't be slaves to rules

Federal managers should combat employees' perceptions that their job is simply to follow the rules, writes FCW columnist Steve Kelman.

Chris Bronk

Top leaders are realizing that, when it comes to IT security, ignorance is costly

Effective cybersecurity requires approaches that look at vulnerability and risk through the dual lenses of technology and policy, writes commentator Chris Bronk.

Future oil spills could be averted by Regulation 3.0 apps

Federal regulators should not depend on companies feeding — and perhaps filtering — information to them, writes W. David Stephenson, a Government/Enterprise 2.0 consultant.

Army applies boot camp approach to acquisition workforce

The program aims to train new contracting professionals to take on work with minimal oversight, writes Harry Hallock, executive director of the Army’s TACOM Contracting Center in Warren, Mich.

Another suggestion for better contracts

Good ideas for improving government contracting need effective oversight to succeed, writes Richard D. Lieberman.

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