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.
Attention and criticism have focused on the proposed org-chart changes, Alan Balutis notes, but the real opportunities lie elsewhere.
The potential benefits of Other Transaction Authority are being threatened by legacy IT incumbents looking out for their bottom line.
Are there ways to motivate employees to work harder and perform better other than through monetary incentives?
With the Trump administration's government reorganization plan out, it's worth examining strategies for how to balance demands for budget cuts with big-picture organizational change.
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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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If agencies find themselves continually in fire-fighting mode with their security, they likely need a better security architecture -- not just another product.
CIOs can use hard data to help add value to the modernization discussion.
A government-backed school for cyber modeled on West Point or the Naval Academy could provide military and civilian agencies sorely needed operators.
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