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Data analytics will fuel the future of military readiness

As DOD modernizes, make better use of its vast data stores is essential.

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Data behaving badly

Why data veracity is key to ensuring that business insights are reliable.

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It's time to fix our cloud procurement problems

Cloud presents some unique problems for contracting officers, and addressing those ambiguities would pay big dividends.

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The time to modernize government payroll systems is now

The federal government's leading evangelist of shared services explains why it makes sense to bring payroll to the cloud.

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How technical debt makes government software crap, and what we can do about it

It takes a deliberate, concerted effort from experts to carefully untangle all the threads of bad software development practices and return the effort to coherence.

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A silver bullet for budget formulation

As agencies push modernization, they should ditch risky spreadsheets and leverage automation to improve budgeting processes.

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From fighting fires to shaping the future: 4 steps to IT modernization

A sense of urgency is important, but agencies must map a clear path forward before rushing in.

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Network neglect is complicating agencies' cloud ambitions

Modernizing and moving to the cloud only works if agencies have the connectivity to take full advantage.

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7 Steps for getting right with NIST 800-171

The pressure for DOD contractors to bring their systems into compliance is especially strong, but these best practices can help any organization working with federal data.

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GDPR and the compliance conundrum

The General Data Protection Regulation's effects already are being felt far beyond the European Union.

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The future of federal IT leadership

It’s time to confront, not ignore, the changing expectations for CIOs.

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IT modernization: Four ways to pay the tab

The Modernizing Government Technology Act can help bridge the budget gaps, but agencies need other funding sources to fully address decades of “technical debt.”

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