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Why Federal IT Projects Fail (and How to Ensure Success)

As it turns out, projects are often derailed from the beginning.

Don’t Call It an ‘Arms Race’: U.S.-China AI Competition Is Not Winner-Takes-All

The most common framing of the two countries’ artificial-intelligence development is dangerous.

What the Pentagon's Partnership with Homeland Security Means for Other Agencies' Cybersecurity

By working together, our government can provide a unified front in the face of an evolving threat landscape.

How to Fund an Unfunded Artificial Intelligence Mandate

Early adopters of robotic process automation may have an advantage on the race to AI.

How to Boost Federal Email Security

National Institute of Standards and Technology issued new guidance to protect agency email.

How Government Agencies Can Build Cyber Trust in 2019

For all the damage that can come as the result of cyberattacks, the cost of severed trust is almost always the highest.

White House’s Race to Maintain AI Dominance Misses Opportunity

The administration supported a race for AI when it could have supported a race for ethical innovation.

Where Are the Stories About Government’s Vital Work?

Agencies need to do a better job of explaining what they do and why it matters.

Moving to the Cloud? You Need to Monitor Application Performance.

When a smartphone app doesn't work it's annoying. But when an agency app doesn't work, there can be consequences.

Workism Is Making Americans Miserable

For the college-educated elite, work has morphed into a religious identity—promising identity, transcendence, and community, but failing to deliver.

How the Government Plans to Modernize its Workforce

Cloud-based tools can help woo the next generation of public sector workers.

The Dangers of a Mandatory DNA Database

A controversy in Arizona is a portent of future public-policy fights.

You Don’t Need Leadership Training to Lead

An interview with retired Gen. Stanley McChrystal on the nature of leadership.

Government’s Growing Problem: Paying Its Technical Debt

Could automation help chip away at the technical debt agencies have accrued?