An industry spokesman argues that an official preference for federal shared service providers will hurt the agencies hoping to consolidate.
The approach can help reduce risk and improve oversight at a time when agencies are being asked to do more with less.
If CIOs can drive five tactical changes — and get the leadership support to do so — federal IT can be transformed by 2018.
Women are woefully rare in IT management positions, and fixing that demands a concerted effort.
Open source solutions are at a key inflection point. That means huge opportunities for agencies, but also some important concerns.
Legislation alone will not fix federal IT management, Richard Spires argues, but there are fundamental problems that a new statute can help address.
The website's continuing troubles show why agencies must rethink system testing.
Contending with IT talent risks in today's budget-constrained environment is critical and demands a focused approach.
Richard Spires considers the possibilities of consolidation — and the structural obstacles to overcome.
Thanks to HealthCare.gov, IT procurement, enterprise architecture and project management are the talk of the town.
There are plenty of trouble spots that could have been avoided, Richard Spires argues. And they all boil down to shortfalls in program management.
OMB's guidance for financial systems shortchanges commercial providers -- and could deny agencies a full range of choices.