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Rules for IT radicals

A pragmatic guide to realistically disrupting the federal IT space.

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Independence, accountability and the Office of Inspector General

Two longtime federal IT leaders explore the balancing act required to maximize IGs' effectiveness.

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What now for the Army's $5B ADMC 3 contract?

A key vehicle for hardware purchases has been slowed by protests and is now at an important crossroads.

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Why this IT modernization push could actually work

A former agency CIO suggests that the key pieces are finally falling into place.

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VA’s EHR decision and the future of government

By using insight-driven thinking and tools, the collaboration between VA and DOD could result in a revolutionary person-centric service model.

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The real key to technology transformation

CIO authorities are important, but communication and governance cannot be overlooked when it comes to achieving FITARA’s objectives.

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Breakthroughs in risk-based cyberattack detection

What government can learn from a utility company's embrace of machine learning.

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Empowering DOD with critical cyber training

The Department of Defense does face challenges in building its cyber force, but there are proven ways to fill the talent pipeline.

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Prudence over panic

A seasoned CISO explains why focusing too much on zero-days can distract from older vulnerabilities.

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IT acquisition reform's time is now

Promising examples abound, but real leadership focus is needed to achieve meaningful digital government services and security.

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Buy vs. build to reduce insider threats

Commercially supported open source comes with both cost and security benefits.

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Government's unending saga of management reform

The problem with President Trump's management agenda is not its particulars -- it's that we've been talking about the same changes for decades.

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