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The government’s e-marketplace experiment

To serve government buyers, a provider must balance between commercial efficiency and public accountability.

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Improving government services in 2020

Martha Dorris offers 10 predictions for how agencies will improve CX this year.

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Is it time for a national Digital Bill of Rights?

A Commission on Privacy and Data should be created to develop legislation, taking the EU's General Data Protection Regulation and the California Consumer Privacy Act as a starting point to extend protections to individuals regarding data and privacy.

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What to watch in federal IT in 2020

This will be the year when IT governance practices drive a new wave of mission benefits, rather than just better control over IT infrastructure spending.

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How open innovation can transform the government technology playing field

New entrants bring new applications that add significant value to government data.

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Refresh market research to find top tech

In a rapidly changing environment, expecting overworked acquisition staff to become experts in every emerging technology is unrealistic.

Cyber interoperability is a must for federal agencies

If agencies find themselves continually in fire-fighting mode with their security, they likely need a better security architecture -- not just another product.

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You're IT: New policies, new opportunities for federal CIOs

CIOs can use hard data to help add value to the modernization discussion.

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Is it time for a U.S. cyber academy?

A government-backed school for cyber modeled on West Point or the Naval Academy could provide military and civilian agencies sorely needed operators.

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How VA is disrupting tech delivery

A former Digital Service specialist at the Department of Veterans Affairs explains efforts to transition government from a legacy "project" approach to a more user-centered "product" method.

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Moving out smartly on cloud and modernization

The Federal Cloud Computing Strategy takes a thoughtful approach to IT modernization.

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In supply chain management, the best defense is a good offense

No matter how "smart" a cybersecurity system and program is, there will always be a vulnerability if it's designed to play defense.

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