Opinion


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IT acquisition reform's time is now

Promising examples abound, but real leadership focus is needed to achieve meaningful digital government services and security.

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Buy vs. build to reduce insider threats

Commercially supported open source comes with both cost and security benefits.

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Government's unending saga of management reform

The problem with President Trump's management agenda is not its particulars -- it's that we've been talking about the same changes for decades.

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The case for investing in high-performance computing

HPC is a vital driver of U.S. innovation, competitiveness and security. Strong government support is key to sustaining all three.

How analytics can transform federal real estate budget planning

By combining financial and asset management data, agencies can build a systems for better decision making.

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Why compliance demands a DevOps approach

Security compliance doesn't have to stifle innovation -- it should baked into the agile development process.

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Why the CDM program needs an overhaul

By focusing on legacy attack vectors, DHS’ cybersecurity program fails to address rapidly evolving new threats.

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Reorganization fever

The Trump administration's reorganization plan could be a catalyst for substantive change.

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Orchestrating security technology

To tackle advanced threats in an ever more complex cyber world, agencies must integrate all their security tools, data and processes.

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Cyber challenges demand trained young leaders

Participants in this year's Cyber Defense Exercise fought back challenges of the type threatening U.S. critical infrastructure, including ransomware.

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7 not-so-secret weapons to modernize apps

High-profile failures can make "AppMod" a daunting proposition, but how you start shapes how you finish.

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Virtual roadblocks to modernization

Our aging federal IT infrastructure is a big impediment to using state-of-the-art tech applications for government service delivery.