CIOs should consider infrastructure improvements to make sure agencies get the most out of IT modernization.
IT security and HR shops must align their policies and activities to tackle the threat of data exfiltration.
Students drawn to digital government are bringing desperately needed skills (and enthusiasm) to agencies that are willing to engage, Steve Kelman writes.
Modern use of BPR can create cost savings by focusing on problem definition and clarity of roles and responsibilities vs. people's individual performance -- not by targeting budget or staff cuts.
Steve Kelman argues that government innovation needs more of the latter.
A series of well-intended cloud initiatives have left agencies with unforeseen security challenges, but overcoming them is not hard if you know where to look.
It has long been assumed that empowering employees can boost an organization's performance, Steve Kelman notes, but new research finally delivers the data to prove it.
The latest rankings find agencies' scores flat -- and still far behind commercial averages.
Agencies must rethink their security as both the logical and physical attack surfaces expand.
Steve Kelman believes a lighter touch and a bit more trust could transform today's compliance culture.
By burning precious staff hours on tasks that can be automated, organizations are risking team burnout and "direct and measurable damage" to the mission.
Some attacks against the corporate world can have national security consequences, further validating the need for public-private partnerships.
A provision in the Senate version of the National Defense Authorization Act would bring significant benefits to DOD IT acquisition.
After the president's provocative appearance with Russia's Vladimir Putin, Steve Kelman finds that some measured, establishment IT leaders are speaking out.
Steve Kelman reports that changes to the micropurchase threshold have opened the door to buying services by government credit card -- and predicts that the impact could be huge.
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Steve Kelman sees signs that new firms are becoming the new normal.
Meeting the expectations of end users and agency leaders means ensuring applications perform at the same levels or better once they are operating in the cloud.
Steve Kelman notes encouraging signs that an essential function is being taken more seriously.
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