To avoid massive data breaches in the future, the government must address its cumbersome acquisition process and misguided IT security practices.
Effective implementation of FITARA is the government’s best hope to address decades of mismanagement and make IT systems more secure.
It's not too early to start thinking about how to help the upcoming administration define its priorities for improving federal IT.
The new law empowers CIOs to fully integrate mobile technology into the federal workplace — and transform employee productivity.
Efforts to weaken encryption are misguided and will do nothing to protect individuals or national security.
Communicating constructively about employees' shortcomings is hard. Steve Kelman seeks some input on one management expert's suggestions.
It can be tough for contractors to recover from a shutdown, which has broad implications for the effectiveness of agencies' IT operations.
Steve Kelman reports on a brilliant, practical academic study that shows a straightforward way leaders can boost organizational performance.
Steve Kelman applauds the executive order on "behavioral insights" and argues that the same principles should be applied to agencies' internal operations.
Steve Kelman considers what needs to happen to improve IT acquisition — and how likely we are to see it.
As Steve Kelman returns from a summer of aggressive medical treatment, he considers the all-too-common aversion to short-term sacrifices.
The FTC's chief technologist recently had his laptop stolen. What happened next shows just how valuable end-user privacy and security controls can be.
A recent survey found that only 33 percent of federal employees are very confident in current records programs.
Government innovation is a no-go unless agencies, prime contractors and startups come together to clear the path.
The natural tendency of RFPs and RFIs to protect outdated architectures must be overcome if FITARA is to succeed.
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