The government agency chief data officer role comes with nuances, and to ensure success, officials need to be mindful of far more than simply structuring datasets.
Steve Kelman digs into new research on management practices and employee perceptions.
Think of any mission-critical challenge facing any government organization today, and technology is invariably a part of the solution.
Steve Kelman recounts the defense contractor's cautious embrace of new software development processes in its F-22 work.
Steve Kelman shares the former defense secretary's take on minimizing the risks and maximizing the benefits of emerging tech.
Steve Kelman shares another example of agencies embracing experimentation.
Agencies need a multitenant, cloud-based security stack that’s built to scale up and down to meet their requirements.
Agencies can increase access to commercial innovation and reduce program risk by ensuring that their modernization strategies encourage a broad spectrum of companies to compete.
In three short years, Steve Kelman notes, the Coding it Forward fellowship program has become part of the fabric of federal IT.
Right now responsibility for IT acquisition and cybersecurity policy sprawls over multiple federal departments, with no single accountable leader at the top. Is that a good idea?
Steve Kelman offers an unexpected example of government committing to continuous improvement.
Why the federal government needs to fund change management efforts alongside IT modernization.
Tech demos have the potential to dramatically improve IT acquisition, Steve Kelman writes. But it needs to be done right.
Government desperately needs a better way to buy cloud services. The Section 809 panel's call to create a new contract type for consumption-based solutions is a great start.
Subject-matter expertise is important, Steve Kelman writes, but don't underestimate the value of fresh perspectives.
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This will be the year when IT governance practices drive a new wave of mission benefits, rather than just better control over IT infrastructure spending.
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