Opinion


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Three wishes for FedRAMP Accelerated

The recently announced changes to one of the government’s most important security programs are a good start, but additional fixes are needed.

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Durable cost savings in government IT

Excess IT spending represents a major cost cutting opportunity for the federal government. To make this happen, government IT leaders must adopt a new model that aligns and shares resources across department lines.

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Making the most of your power user

Informal experts can be an agency's best resource for critical data calls -- but only if the relationship is properly managed.

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To buy better, government must know what it spends

Agencies can put more money on mission by analyzing accounts payable data. The former leader of the U.K.'s Government Procurement Service explains what it takes.

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White House misses big opportunity with open source push

Limiting the impact of open source policy to a time- and scope-constrained pilot forgoes a unique and long-needed opportunity to modernize government, argues a leading open source advocate.

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Let's make government great again -- and start by cleaning house

Alan Balutis argues that the next administration must be bold in modernizing the management agenda.

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Next steps in the evolution of software development

Continuous integration/continuous delivery and deployment and DevOps promise to automate and strengthen development methodologies.

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Extending the life of legacy IT

When there’s no money to replace aging systems, cloud-based unified communications can offer agencies a critical bridge.

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3 keys to data center consolidation

Agencies can streamline data center operations without compromising the security and adaptability of government systems.

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The OI&T transformation at VA

LaVerne H. Council, the top tech official at the Department of Veterans Affairs, explains how the Office of Information and Technology is modernizing culture, processes and capabilities to create a a world-class, customer-focused and veteran-centered service organization.

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CIO success: Does the song remain the same?

The advice in a 15-year-old Government Accountability Office report is remarkably relevant to the CIO's role in the FITARA era.

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We can’t afford another 6-year telecom transition

Great work has been done on the General Services Administration's Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions contract, but the hard work has barely begun.

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