Agencies can't afford the risk that comes with IT Death Stars.
A recent directive on using individuals’ social media activity in the security clearance process is a good first step, but it could go even further.
Dedicated innovation shops are in vogue, but a culture of user-centered thinking can be put to work in any corner of government.
IT modernization is a risky endeavor, and agencies too often overlook the human factor.
The government's digital teams have provided desperately needed skills, but government is an "at-scale" enterprise that cannot afford to wait for a small cadre of specialists to make its way around to everyone.
A new approach called micro-segmentation is easy to deploy, requires fewer security resources and could be the key to streamlining risk management.
Successful power users are technically curious, skilled at communication and highly organized. And they are essential to the government's data revolution.
User stories and continuous delivery are vital but count for little if fundamental needs are not being met.
Savvy agency leaders are already integrating holistic ERM into decision-making processes as they wait for new guidance from OMB.
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Armed with data on their spending patterns, suppliers and markets, agencies can manage their demand for IT and shape suppliers' behavior.
Cyberattacks will occur. Preparation is the key -- and civilian agencies could take a cue from the military’s sustained readiness model.