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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.”
Public-private partnerships are a powerful tool for tackling large, multiyear modernization challenges.
If the Defense Department truly embraces agile, Steve Kelman argues, it would be a critical and much-needed tipping point for government innovation.
Clearing up some common misunderstandings about email authentication.
While the United States dominates many areas of IT, Steve Kelman notes that the hotspots for certain sectors are clearly clustered elsewhere.
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Steve Kelman notes (happily) that federal workers are being viewed as real people, rather than part of the problem.
Steve Kelman shares some surprising evidence on what really gives would-be contractors pause.
Steve Kelman shares a compelling argument that agencies should skip the buzzwords and simply embrace the principles of better software development.
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