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.
Agencies need to emphasize the connection between analytics and outcomes.
Despite a promising recent executive order, the U.S. has not created strategy to promote the development of AI in an effort to reap its benefits.
Artificial intelligence could help federal employees better focus on their agencies’ core missions, but leadership will must step up to manage that change.
Steve Kelman shares some helpful advice for separating the buzzwords from actual best practices.
Data from the Federal IT Dashboard and FISMA reports suggests that high-level agency vacancies slow modernization spending and are linked with a higher incidence of security breaches.
Cyber reskilling programs may make sense for human resources, but not as a strategy for defending critical networks.
The Section 809 report offers an opportunity to reflect on the future of federal agency tech leaders, but reports on the impending demise of CIOs at DOD may be exaggerated.
Steve Kelman believes an impressive revolution is brewing in Air Force IT development management.
To truly benefit from shared services and the cloud, agencies should be building a repository of "microservice" business routines.
While a divided Congress might appear to be a recipe for inactivity, there are bipartisan agency priorities that could get attention in the near term worth focusing on.
Federal program managers are awash in data, but lack information. Experts and innovators in the acquisition community can help bridge the gap.
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Steve Kelman talks with the Navy's Justin Fanelli about lessons learned over a decade of federal agile projects.
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