Opinion


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Why VA's electronic health record mega-project is failing

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.

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The workforce and mission arguments for modernizing human capital management systems

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.

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A procurement paradigm for digital government

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.

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3 steps government employees can take to become good cyber citizens

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.

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Accelerating CMMC compliance with a SASE Framework

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.

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It was 20 years ago today...

Mark Forman reflects on what two decades have taught us about the federal CIO's role and responsibilities.

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Leveraging the TMF to improve customer experience

Focusing on customer experience as part of the Technology Modernization Fund investment strategy will enable agencies to improve service and build trust in government.

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Security clearance demands are exploding and government must keep up

The federal government must evolve security clearance standards to reflect certain cultural realities while also looking to improve clearance reciprocity between agencies.

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Creating a more resilient American infrastructure

With the necessary reforms to modernize federal IT now clearer, it's critical to call out that the government has far too long relied on antiquated technologies that cannot thwart today's stealthy and persistent adversaries.

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How the TMF can enable broad improvements across government

Investments in technology that supports multiple agencies would expand the TMF impact considerably.

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The hidden power of the Federal Citizen Services Fund

Congress placed a big bet in the American Rescue Plan on the ability of the General Services Administration to reimagine federal IT services and security.

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How to fund security and modernize at the same time

FedRAMP's standards go a long way toward the security goals the White House just set -- but smaller firms must be able to afford the authorization process.

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