A.J. Clark of Thermopylae

DOD needs a change in acquisition culture

The Pentagon needs a modern, agile acquisition process that can get technology into the field faster — and industry should take the lead.

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Secure sharing: Maintaining the right balance

Think you can succeed by zeroing in on a single problem? Sorry, but life is not that simple.

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Why acquisition reforms fall short

After two decades of good intentions, it's time for an enterprise strategy for IT acquisition and management.

Rising Star 2013

Looking for future leaders

Rising Star awards honor individuals doing great things today -- and who are likely to be filling the senior slots tomorrow.

John Gentry.

Four reasons to start with system-wide visibility

As agencies consolidate their IT infrastructures and move to the cloud, infrastructure performance management becomes critical.

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Why insider threats keep succeeding

Outdated security models rarely address insider threats, argues John Sellers, and perimeter defense and background checks are not going to keep attackers out.

Valeh Nazemoff

6 questions to ask before any big data migration

Resist the pressure to jump right in, and make sure there is clarity on these fundamental goals and scope.

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Overcoming fear of the inspector general

Kymm McCabe warns that overly aggressive oversight is costing a fortune and killing off needed communication.

Christopher Steel, Chief Solutions Architect for Software AG Government Solutions.

Test your IT portfolio IQ

By answering the questions in five core areas, IT leaders can see whether they are on the right path with their IT portfolio management practices

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Building more agile project management offices

Delivering business outcomes with continuously changing IT portfolios requires project managers to have a more entrepreneurial skill set.

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Unpacking Terry Halvorsen’s 3 reasons for pursuing BYOD

Bob Stevens contends that the Pentagon's test program is proof of BYOD's importance.

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Good management or measurement make-work?

Goals are good, but reporting requirements can easily get out of hand.

The Fed 100

Nominations for the 2016 Federal 100 Awards are now being accepted. 

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