Innovations in procurement require innovations in how government communicates with industry, writes Jaime Gracia, president and CEO of Seville Government Consulting.
Without a robust past-performance system, a lot of the incentive for better vendor performance disappears, writes columnist Steve Kelman.
Technology specialists would benefit most from a market-sensitive salary system but several barriers make that occupational group the least prepared for the change, writes consultant Howard Risher.
When it comes to IT, the federal government needs more case studies of successful projects delivered on time and within budget, writes Alan P. Balutis.
Individuals who can manage the many facets of their personal lives while getting their work done are more likely to be productive employees, writes Ted Schadler, a vice president and principal analyst at Forrester Research.
Modernizing old applications could free a lot of money that is sunk into operations and maintenance, write two executives at Unisys Federal Systems.
The United States could learn from the Canadian government's performance evaluation process for IT hardware, writes Advanced Micro Devices' Rick Indyke.
We might be entering a new Tower of Babel age in which the proliferation of devices and standards makes it harder, not easier, to collaborate, writes consultant Dennis McDonald.
Despite the latest partisan rhetoric, there's reason to believe that Democrats and Republicans could come to terms on a more flexible, market-sensitive federal salary system, writes consultant Howard Risher.
Managers should embrace performance measurement as a way to improve their organizations from the inside, writes Steve Kelman.
The government community and the public lost several inspirational leaders this past winter, writes Alan Balutis.
Brand Niemann offers inspiration and tips for analyzing and integrating the reams of health data available online.