A technology roadmap can help agencies reap the benefits FITARA has to offer. Here are the four stages of a successful effort.
Steve Kelman takes heart that so many agency heads are leading "STAT"-style meetings.
The co-chairs of ACT-IAC's FITARA Implementation Project unveil its first tool for agency IT leaders.
Instead of focusing on breaching the perimeter, attackers have increasingly shifted to compromising the human layer.
Steve Kelman asserts that the emphasis on contracting's front end is unwise -- and that subject-specific expertise is sorely needed for better contract management.
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.