Defense Department digital experts were invited to speak at the recent CfA Summit, and some attendees took offense. Steve Kelman argues that civic tech should embrace such debates.
Cloud presents some unique problems for contracting officers, and addressing those ambiguities would pay big dividends.
Steve Kelman applauds another effort to share knowledge across the contractor community.
The federal government's leading evangelist of shared services explains why it makes sense to bring payroll to the cloud.
It takes a deliberate, concerted effort from experts to carefully untangle all the threads of bad software development practices and return the effort to coherence.
As agencies push modernization, they should ditch risky spreadsheets and leverage automation to improve budgeting processes.
A sense of urgency is important, but agencies must map a clear path forward before rushing in.
In technology, politics, economics and ideology, the U.S.-China tensions are growing.
Modernizing and moving to the cloud only works if agencies have the connectivity to take full advantage.
Steve Kelman reports on the results of a project-based Kennedy School course on public-sector innovation.
The pressure for DOD contractors to bring their systems into compliance is especially strong, but these best practices can help any organization working with federal data.
The General Data Protection Regulation's effects already are being felt far beyond the European Union.
It’s time to confront, not ignore, the changing expectations for CIOs.
Steve Kelman digs into the actual mechanics of a U.S. Digital Service team's partnership with a particular agency.
The Modernizing Government Technology Act can help bridge the budget gaps, but agencies need other funding sources to fully address decades of “technical debt.”
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Steve Kelman reports that Coding it Forward is turning temporary college-break postings into longer-term public service commitments.
Steve Kelman shares what he learned on a recent 10-day visit.
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