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Help wanted: Senior agile leaders needed

The government must invest in making agencies' senior IT program managers real agile leaders.

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Fed 100 nominations: 5 things NOT to do

As the deadline for submissions draws near, here's how to avoid undercutting your nominee.

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How data analytics improves government responsiveness

Imagine the possibilities of better and more effective use of data analytics in the federal government.

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Innovation is key to breaking government's age-old trade-offs

Agencies often find themselves facing conflicting goals, but a combination of innovation, technological advancement and management techniques can break the deadlock.

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How to write a winning Fed 100 nomination

Crafting a compelling Federal 100 Award nomination is tricky, especially for industry nominees. Past winner and Fed 100 judge Venkatapathi "PV" Puvvada explains what it takes.

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'Reinventing government,' 25 years later

In 1993, the government began shifting its focus to performance, but the question remains: Has the procurement system improved?

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Government dollars for IoT: Large and unbalanced

Civilian agencies should take a lesson from the Defense Department -- and all of government should look to smaller, emerging tech companies as well as traditional contractors.

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Will new breach reporting rules make defense firms more secure?

A coming 72-hour breach disclosure mandate from the Department of Defense could inadvertently provide a new attack vector for hackers to harass defense contractors.

A Consumer Product Safety Commission for cyber?

A former Obama administration cybersecurity official wants a single agency to take the lead on generating and enforcing security standards for technology products.

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Why is there so much customized software in the federal government?

Former federal CIO Tony Scott explains why agencies must kick their addiction to custom code.

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A modest proposal to improve government IT

Alan Balutis and Don Upson debate the wisdom of a cabinet-level IT shop -- and a thorough reorganization of about a dozen other agencies.

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5 things to think about when modernizing agency IT

With the MGT Act poised to become law, it's a matter of when -- not if -- federal agencies will modernize legacy software and infrastructure.