Opinion


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A modest proposal to improve government IT

Alan Balutis and Don Upson debate the wisdom of a cabinet-level IT shop -- and a thorough reorganization of about a dozen other agencies.

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5 things to think about when modernizing agency IT

With the MGT Act poised to become law, it's a matter of when -- not if -- federal agencies will modernize legacy software and infrastructure.

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CDM and automation

The next frontier for Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation.

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Automation is the secret to modernization

How applying automation technology can speed agencies' modernization of outdated systems.

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How agencies can get in step with the cyber EO

The top three technologies for compliance with the cybersecurity executive order.

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The White House IT report sounds good, but funding is still needed

To truly transform federal IT, agencies will need more than just reallocated resources.

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Acting on the cyber executive order: 3 keys to compliance

With the proper technologies in place, agencies can do better assessments and begin to truly address their existing gaps.

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The 20-year climb to an elevated CyberCom

How a 1997 military exercise sparked the eventual creation of a unified combatant command for cyber.

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The CIO and government IT

Two longtime federal IT leaders discuss the pros and cons of elevating agency CIOs in the executive branch power structure.

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Keep FITARA going

Why it's important to keep iterating on the Federal IT Acquisition Reform Act to meet today's cybersecurity challenges.

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Let's change the "I" in RFI from information to interaction

To truly work together, government and industry should do a lot more talking.

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Making sense of the IT modernization challenge

Government has the chance to cut costs while also streamlining operations -- but only if agencies embrace a continuous innovation model.