August 2006

The OMB's Benevolent Gadfly

"IT success is program success," said Clay Johnson III, deputy director of management at the Office of Management and Budget (OMB).

The Best Resource Government Isn't Using

The 1990s were glorious years.

Projects Without Portfolio?

Faced with juggling scores of IT initiatives while operating under the scrutiny of multiple stakeholders, public-sector CIOs increasingly look to information technology portfolio management (ITPM) to demonstrate the value of IT.

Blind But No Longer Fragmented

The prevailing attitude projected by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and increasingly adopted nationwide ...

EVM: Information Technology's New Safety Net

Agencies at all governmental levels are working to simultaneously modernize and consolidate IT systems, ...

Dialing for Progress

"A popular government, without popular information, or the means of acquiring it, is but a prologue to a farce or a tragedy" -- James Madison


Five Years Later

The trouble with normal is that it always gets worse.


Sassy Software for CIOs

Sassy Software for CIOs

Book Review

The Role of the CIO -- Enabler and Visionary

In his new book, Straight to the Top: Becoming a World-Class CIO, author Gregory Smith provides a course of action for would-be CIOs. In this excerpt from his book, Smith discusses the role of the CIO as enabler and visionary.