The moratorium on further Vista investment put in place three years ago creates major strategic issues for the Department of Veterans Affairs as the agency looks to put Cerner's commercial electronic health record system in place.
Steve Kelman takes a look at the former DHS chief procurement officer's push for reverse industry days and other dialogue-drivers.
Steve Kelman reflects on a 40-year career that brought real innovation to federal acquisition.
The good news is that consistent IT policy spanning previous presidential administrations has allowed the federal government to slowly put the necessary building blocks in place for the inevitable zero trust architecture journey.
The agencies that may feel they don't have the time to fully implement digital transformation are the very ones that stand the most to gain.
The former CIO of the Department of Veterans Affairs offers some ideas for course correction in the agency's flagging $20 billion–plus Electronic Health Records Modernization program.
Steve Kelman notes an example of government reinvention at the very local level.
The agency's former top technology official explains how management problems, reliance on outmoded development methodology and lack of customer buy-in are combining to sink (for now) a critical modernization project at the Department of Veterans Affairs.
Steve Kelman wonders whether the federal IT community has lost its focus on truly transforming the way government functions.
HCM software can help improve efficiency through self-service and automation, enable HR to better understand and address employee wellbeing and engagement, and prepare for the future while aligning people resources with the organization’s mission today.
By contracting with emerging technology companies that can create and deploy data-driven solutions, agencies can cut down on the number of government contracts and the associated red tape.
Steve Kelman is concerned that the push for more spending with small disadvantaged businesses will detract from the goal of getting the best deal for agencies and taxpayers.
Because of the unprecedented levels of access and privilege users have (even if they don’t know it), they become a prime target for attackers.
With the uptick in cyberattacks against private sector and federal entities, DoD’s CMMC is just the beginning of stricter cybersecurity rules for government contractors.
Steve Kelman approves of a strategy of avoiding judgmental words and phrases when delivering a critique or bad news.