It is possible to balance data security and user flexibility -- if agencies follow these key guidelines.
As more and more federal employees use their own mobile devices at work, agencies must focus on securing the data, not the device.
Agencies that want to step onto the mobile stage should formulate a comprehensive game plan, as opposed to a "let's just build it" mentality.
Rather than creating custom apps from scratch, agencies should take advantage of the opportunity to build on one another's valuable data and code.
Rather than skirting the federal procurement system, GSA's 18F is designed to address challenges head on, says Lena Trudeau.
Failing fast is the best way to get better -- in agile development and in life.
If we want real innovation, we need to stop looking for ways to circumvent the federal acquisition system and work together to improve it, writes Stan Soloway.
Cartoonist John Klossner peeks inside 18F.
Steve Kelman notes two important messages about agencies' ability to amplify their impact.
FCW is accepting nominations for the 2014 Rising Star awards, and we need your help identifying the IT professionals in government and industry who are poised to take charge.
Steve Kelman notes two examples where social media and big data are hinting at big wins for relatively little hassle.
Steve Kelman reflects on what the development deal says about procurement and politics.
Alan Balutis warns that IT cost savings rarely work out as planned.
Steve Kelman reports on some public servants who are unlikely to make the papers.
Of course metrics can reflect factors outside your control. But that, Steve Kelman argues, is "why God invented multiple regression."
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