Steve Kelman argues that allegations about secret wait lists at the VA are a sign of performance management's power, not its problems.
Getting stakeholders to agree on desired outcomes and ways to achieve them is crucial to ensuring the success of IT programs.
Alastair Mitchell argues it is a good time to revisit the goals and guidelines of the Federal Cloud Computing Strategy.
Steve Kelman applauds a new program at GWU -- and offers some suggestions for improving it.
FCW's cartoonist muses on the federal efforts that probably aren't award-worthy.
Screening IT projects at the start could be a boon -- but it's got to be done right.
Steve Kelman notes the severe lack of research on government procurement, and is looking for the gaps that most need to be filled.
As agency executives look to implement and reinforce cybersecurity as part of their overall IT and programmatic priorities, an important OMB policy and industry implementation framework can provide context and support by enabling sound IT governance.
Big data is all well and good, FCW's cartoonist notes, but eventually it has to go somewhere.
Steve Kelman suggests there are plenty of feds going above and beyond -- we simply need to put them in the spotlight.
Federal IT is difficult enough without viewing agencies and industry as zero-sum adversaries, writes FCW's Troy K. Schneider.
Alan Balutis argues that focusing too much on "commodity IT" is an abdication of the CIO's mission.
GiveDirectly employs a simple idea – giving money directly to poor people – and uses technology to facilitate the transaction.
Even the most insular federal employees should be mindful of other cultural norms, Steve Kelman argues. Here's a book to help.
Here are five things administrators need to know to successfully manage mission-critical databases.
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