Opinion


The federal government must prioritize mobile now

Mobile devices are in nearly every workplace, and increasingly serve as linchpins for authentication. Agencies must better understand and manage those risks.

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5 predictions for federal IT in 2017

As the Trump team takes control, here's what the tech community can expect.

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How to foster an innovation culture in government

To close the innovation gap between the public and private sector, governments must become applied learning systems that constantly adapt to change.

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The 2017 forecast for federal IT

From cyber to cloud to automation, here are the trends to watch in the coming year.

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Giving COTS the consideration it deserves

Certain government missions require custom-designed IT systems, but agencies need not reinvent the wheel.

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How to survive and thrive in the Trump administration

Advice for career federal executives navigating the awkward "in-between" time of a presidential transition.

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Advice for the next administration

A former agency CIO argues that three key initiatives should drive the federal IT agenda.

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The untapped opportunity for data center optimization

For most agencies, storage efficiency lies below the surface in secondary data stores.

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5 best practices for agile procurement

As federal CIOs make the shift from managing infrastructure to managing applications, they also need to change their mindset about procurement.

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Open source is so much more than free code

The former Department of Veterans Affairs CIO shows how successful development and use of open source software requires collaboration, transparency and a commitment to management.

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How to close the cybersecurity talent gap

By analyzing data on workforce needs and hiring efforts, agencies can take the lead in the race to recruit and retain cybersecurity professionals.

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Donald Trump's management agenda

The president-elect has hinted at his management priorities. Alan Balutis pulls all those clues into one place.