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Obama's management agenda stays the course

The fiscal 2015 budget proposal continues the Obama administration's effort to create a more responsive, agile and dynamic government.

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Optimistic for 2014

Alan Balutis outlines his reasons for optimism when it comes to federal IT.

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Balutis: A few predictions for 2014

IT will be a hot legislative topic this year, says Alan Balutis.

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A different diagnosis for HealthCare.gov

Alan Balutis argues that program management, not procurement, was the real problem -- and he has suggestions for how to fix it.

Some inconvenient shutdown truths

Do the shutdown politics and Healthcare.gov coverage make your head spin? Alan Balutis offers a reality check.

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5 steps to transforming executive branch management

Alan Balutis is senior director and distinguished fellow at Cisco Systems' Internet Business Solutions Group.

Acquisition

FITARA: Son of Clinger-Cohen?

The latest attempt at IT reform echoes the IT Management Reform Act, better known as Clinger-Cohen...so watch OMB’s reaction carefully.

Another take on the telework debate

The recent decisions to eliminate telework at major companies show a lack of understanding of the practice's benefits.

Removing barriers to government performance improvement

In his State of the Union address, Obama called for a smarter government. Our readers have some ideas about how to get there.

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Transition tips for careerists

Making a good impression on new agency leaders serves you well, writes Alan Balutis, but it takes some finesse.

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Where are the bold ideas for remaking government?

In an era of formidable challenges, America needs formidable, and novel, approaches to address them.

At NOAA, there's gambling at Rick's

NOAA's recently revealed reprogramming of funds should come as a shock to no one, says Alan Balutis.

People

Remembering government IT giants

Columnist Alan Balutis reflects on the important contributions that the late Lynn McNulty and Mark Zelinger made to the federal IT community.

And the winner of the 2012 presidential election is ...

A professor's algorithm sidesteps the hoopla to reveal the winner of the upcoming presidential election, writes columnist Alan Balutis.

Workforce

For CIOs, tight budgets have a silver lining

Fiscal pressures provide CIOs with an opportunity to prove their value, writes Alan Balutis.

Workforce

Why career feds are needed now more than ever

The increasingly complicated issues facing agencies are not a good fit for short-term appointees, writes Cisco's Alan Balutis.

The supercommittee's 'do nothing' path to success

Think the so-called supercommittee failed? Columnist Alan Balutis says you should think again.

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CIOs: Agents of change in a hostile world

When you consider the challenges CIOs face, it's a wonder they last even two years in the job, says columnist Alan Balutis.

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Why reaction to 'IT cartel' comment misses the point

Columnist Alan Balutis is surprised that no one seemed alarmed by Kundra's first assertion: That government wastes billions on IT.

People

CIO: Really, sincerely dead?

The CIO position in government continues to struggle, and tightening budgets make the situation worse, writes columnist Alan Balutis.

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