NARA guidelines offer a starting point, but agencies must make some important determinations themselves.
A leading proponent of Scrum argues that even partial adoption will pay dividends.
Steve Kelman argues that government needs more leaders with experience in both areas.
A successful plan for using public and private cloud-based technology requires flexibility and an understanding of current and future needs.
Scale, security and compliance requirements make moving to the cloud challenging for federal CIOs, but the FedRAMP program provides a viable path forward.
Steve Kelman argues that cross-agency coordination is not quite as quixotic as he once believed.
And buy-in from leaders is the key to locking in lasting benefits.
Steve Kelman checks in on the bootstrap effort to better crowdsource government research.
The agency software inventories required under the draft category management policy will be treasure maps that lead to efficient, effective, streamlined buying and unprecedented savings.
What contracting officer representatives really think is needed to fix contract management.
A combination of public cloud and open-source technology could help agencies bridge the analytics gap.
To be effective in their security efforts, agencies must be proactive -- using cyber analytics and cognitive-based systems to develop true security intelligence.
To secure the talent they need, agencies must either find a way boost pay or fundamentally change the government-contractor relationship.
Signature-based security and outdated data strategies are just two of the challenges that need serious government-wide attention.
Steve Kelman spotlights new research that shows several "best practices" do indeed measurably improve organizational performance.