I believe IT is a foundational and critical element to the success of an organization such as [the Department of] Homeland Security. In fact, I would say that it is as important as any function in assuring mission effectiveness today.
Have you ever led a staff meeting and realized that it was clear that a good chunk of the people there had no clue what you were talking about when you alluded to Howdy Doody, Tonto or Slinkies? Or when new staff seems to be more absorbed in their iPad in
The past year saw significant attention paid to cybersecurity on the Hill, in the Administration, and across the economy. The cyber environment is only growing more prominent, and a number of factors will contribute to its moving front and center for Gove
The federal government is looking at Information Technology (IT) Consolidation at way to reduce costs and improve performance. IBM’s success in consolidating its own IT systems and infrastructure provides insight into how adoption of commercial best practices and reduce IT costs while improving performance and increasing service levels.
President Obama committed to reorganizing the government during his State of the Union address. He pointed to examples of how government agencies duplicate and overlap each other in their programs, and how this needs to be fixed. He also noted that it has
"We will work together to ensure the public trust and establish a system of transparency, public participation, and collaboration. Openness will strengthen our democracy and promote efficiency and effectiveness in government." President Obama
Multiple actions from the Administration have led to a renewed emphasis on protecting information about individual citizens. Although the current activity centers on incentives for consumers, government managers will also be impacted and need to be aware