People

CIOs gain responsibilities but still lose ground

A new OMB memo assumes that CIOs have the power to execute all the authorities granted to them, but GAO and CIOs themselves might beg to differ, writes columnist Alan Balutis.

Workforce

How to unlock the potential of a mobile federal workforce

Fully realizing the benefits of telework will require a significant departure from current practice, writes Cisco's Alan Balutis.

Workforce

Why feds need to get better at studying IT best practices

When it comes to IT, the federal government needs more case studies of successful projects delivered on time and within budget, writes Alan P. Balutis.

People

Saying goodbye to colleagues

The government community and the public lost several inspirational leaders this past winter, writes Alan Balutis.

Workforce

Quick! Grab the org charts!

The president's call for a sweeping reorganization of the government creates a rare opportunity for real progress.

CIOs: The more things change…

Give OMB credit for trying to strengthen the CIO's role, but more dramatic steps are needed, writes Alan Balutis.

People

5 sure-fire bets for federal IT in 2011

In what promises to be a chaotic year for government, Alan Balutis presents five things you can count on happening in federal IT.

Workforce

5 enduring flaws of IT performance

A group of current and former government executives has identified five perpetual but fixable problems with government IT performance, Alan Balutis writes.

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