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Why Congress should embrace market research for DOD

A provision in the Senate version of the National Defense Authorization Act would bring significant benefits to DOD IT acquisition.

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The government reorganization plan: There may be a pony in there after all

Attention and criticism have focused on the proposed org-chart changes, Alan Balutis notes, but the real opportunities lie elsewhere.

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The misguided campaign to undermine OTAs and innovation

The potential benefits of Other Transaction Authority are being threatened by legacy IT incumbents looking out for their bottom line.

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Short-term savings or long-term transformation?

With the Trump administration's government reorganization plan out, it's worth examining strategies for how to balance demands for budget cuts with big-picture organizational change.

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Data analytics will fuel the future of military readiness

As DOD modernizes, make better use of its vast data stores is essential.

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Data behaving badly

Why data veracity is key to ensuring that business insights are reliable.

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It's time to fix our cloud procurement problems

Cloud presents some unique problems for contracting officers, and addressing those ambiguities would pay big dividends.

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The time to modernize government payroll systems is now

The federal government's leading evangelist of shared services explains why it makes sense to bring payroll to the cloud.

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How technical debt makes government software crap, and what we can do about it

It takes a deliberate, concerted effort from experts to carefully untangle all the threads of bad software development practices and return the effort to coherence.

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A silver bullet for budget formulation

As agencies push modernization, they should ditch risky spreadsheets and leverage automation to improve budgeting processes.

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From fighting fires to shaping the future: 4 steps to IT modernization

A sense of urgency is important, but agencies must map a clear path forward before rushing in.

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Network neglect is complicating agencies' cloud ambitions

Modernizing and moving to the cloud only works if agencies have the connectivity to take full advantage.

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