Opinion


LaVerne H. Council, Asst. Secretary for Information and Technology, Dept. of Veterans Affairs

The OI&T transformation at VA

LaVerne H. Council, the top tech official at the Department of Veterans Affairs, explains how the Office of Information and Technology is modernizing culture, processes and capabilities to create a a world-class, customer-focused and veteran-centered service organization.

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CIO success: Does the song remain the same?

The advice in a 15-year-old Government Accountability Office report is remarkably relevant to the CIO's role in the FITARA era.

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We can’t afford another 6-year telecom transition

Great work has been done on the General Services Administration's Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions contract, but the hard work has barely begun.

Make shared services a shared success

To realize the benefits of shared services, IT leaders must develop a migration strategy that informs participants of their responsibilities and determines the steps involved.

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FITARA: Maintaining momentum

The keys to the law's success are identifying and mitigating the risks to its implementation, especially in light of the upcoming presidential transition.

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FedRAMP and CDM offer a unified path to security in the cloud

By considering the link between the two programs, agencies can unite the dual demands of improving security and embracing the cloud.

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FITARA's foundation: data and flexibility

NITAAC's program director argues that GWACs offer IT management benefits that extend well beyond price.

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Fear of lost privacy costs lives

A former CTO for the Veterans Affairs Department argues for the embrace of electronic health records.

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Passwords are a thing of the past

Today’s new cyber world requires multifactor authentication.

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A breach is coming -- is your agency ready?

The key to successfully navigating a security breach is to develop a three-pronged, comprehensive incident response process ahead of time.

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How to take control of federal performance management

Six steps human capital officers can take to improve performance at agencies.

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The hidden cybersecurity risk for federal contractors

Firms could face friendly fire under the False Claims Act.