Opinion


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Knowledge is power in software purchasing

The agency software inventories required under the draft category management policy will be treasure maps that lead to efficient, effective, streamlined buying and unprecedented savings.

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Building an agile government with cloud-based analytics

A combination of public cloud and open-source technology could help agencies bridge the analytics gap.

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Achieving holistic cybersecurity

To be effective in their security efforts, agencies must be proactive -- using cyber analytics and cognitive-based systems to develop true security intelligence.

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Stopping the federal IT security brain drain

To secure the talent they need, agencies must either find a way boost pay or fundamentally change the government-contractor relationship.

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Leading by example: the federal CISO and cybersecurity collaboration

Signature-based security and outdated data strategies are just two of the challenges that need serious government-wide attention.

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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.