No matter how "smart" a cybersecurity system and program is, there will always be a vulnerability if it's designed to play defense.
Steve Kelman is in Taiwan, and has some first-hand observations of the resistance to Chinese control.
To support long-term modernization initiatives, agencies must invest in skilled staff and open, automated and collaborative processes.
Cloud adoption is being driven by broader pressure on agencies and maturation of the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program.
In the era of big data, comprehensive CX programs are recommended for any enterprise to understand every aspect of customer interaction and perception. Though much has changed, that old adage that "the customer is always right" endures.
How the program Coding it Forward is building opportunity for budding government data scientists.
Rather than getting to the point of no return, agencies should manage cybersecurity through preventative action, technological excellence, hygiene and training.
Data can mislead, Steve Kelman notes, but the most common risk factors are relatively easy to spot.
The policies are now properly aligned, but successful execution will require structural changes.
Steve Kelman digs deeper into the ways non-traditional contractors are changing the federal IT community.
Agencies that embrace transparency, collaboration and meritocracy as foundational values will have more success adapting to a fast-moving and increasingly ambiguous future.
Steve Kelman stresses the importance of keeping politics out of procurement.
Steve Kelman sees signs that new firms are becoming the new normal.
Meeting the expectations of end users and agency leaders means ensuring applications perform at the same levels or better once they are operating in the cloud.
Steve Kelman notes encouraging signs that an essential function is being taken more seriously.
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Steve Kelman notes growing support for strategic planning efforts -- and the steps agencies take to keep those plans relevant.
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