Should the government be run like a business? Or is the public sector so different that business strategies are out of place? These questions loom large in every election cycle and there are supporters and opponents for each view. In either case, government agencies need to understand their total IT costs in order to make data-driven decisions and analyze tradeoffs between cost, quality and value of IT investments. More...

In my last blog post, I introduced ACT-IAC’s Blockchain Playbook for the U.S. federal government, drafted by a collaborative team of industry and government leaders. As part of the team helping to draft portions of the playbook, I came to realize the importance of a sharing mindset to the success of blockchain initiatives. More...

Over the years, we have seen different versions of the President’s Management Agenda (PMA) issued―all striving to attain similar outcomes, but sometimes urging different methods to achieve them. So, what makes the latest PMA different? In some ways, absolutely nothing. However, here are five things that have my internal optimist excited about its release: More...

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