Agencies can increase access to commercial innovation and reduce program risk by ensuring that their modernization strategies encourage a broad spectrum of companies to compete.
Right now responsibility for IT acquisition and cybersecurity policy sprawls over multiple federal departments, with no single accountable leader at the top. Is that a good idea?
Why the federal government needs to fund change management efforts alongside IT modernization.
Government desperately needs a better way to buy cloud services. The Section 809 panel's call to create a new contract type for consumption-based solutions is a great start.
Agencies need to emphasize the connection between analytics and outcomes.
Despite a promising recent executive order, the U.S. has not created strategy to promote the development of AI in an effort to reap its benefits.
Artificial intelligence could help federal employees better focus on their agencies’ core missions, but leadership will must step up to manage that change.
Data from the Federal IT Dashboard and FISMA reports suggests that high-level agency vacancies slow modernization spending and are linked with a higher incidence of security breaches.
Cyber reskilling programs may make sense for human resources, but not as a strategy for defending critical networks.
The Section 809 report offers an opportunity to reflect on the future of federal agency tech leaders, but reports on the impending demise of CIOs at DOD may be exaggerated.
To truly benefit from shared services and the cloud, agencies should be building a repository of "microservice" business routines.
While a divided Congress might appear to be a recipe for inactivity, there are bipartisan agency priorities that could get attention in the near term worth focusing on.