Dramatic changes are swirling around tactical ground communications. These offer many opportunities, even as they are sure to leave frustrated soldiers in harm’s way carrying too much weight, with too little spectrum and not enough interoperability. Overcoming these obstacles is industry’s purview, and it can make a difference.
Technology can help overcome Mother Nature’s wrath.
Tragedy can bring opportunity—in this case, to help save lives and reconstruct nations using the communications and information sharing tools that are the strengths of AFCEA’s members. Shame on us if we squander it.
Taking a micro approach can produce macro benefits.
Effective coalition operations in
The Intellipedia suite of collaboration tools is years ahead of most other organizations—public or private sector.
Change is never easy, and that is particularly true in government. When it comes to collaboration, it is the intelligence community that has been evolving and testing its own boundaries.
The Obama administration deserves credit for looking to reconstruct National Security Personnel System.
The new Recovery and Transparency Board can make it real—and matter.
We are now nine months into the Obama administration. During that time, some answers have emerged to the many issues that have popped up, but nearly as many questions remain. One lingering question involves defining transparency.
Good leadership is transformational and is different from management.
What does it mean to be a leader?
At our core, we innately understand that leadership matters. I recently searched the book catalog on Amazon.com for books about leadership, and it probably will not surprise anyone that my search came up with 348,433 hits. So on one level, we understand it—leadership is important.
Agency information technology executives have to find ways to be enablers ... securely.
For federal chief information officers (CIOs), it is the best of times and the worst of times. The broader, less literary question is: Do CIOs matter?
E-mail works well for person-to-person communication but today there are better options.
Less than halfway into 2009, the word of the year is more than hype.
A new book could help change the way agencies think.
Imagine your world without Google?
President Obama’s new chief performance officer must deal with government management.
Being agile and innovative will require moving beyond blame.
It has become a truism that the federal government is awash with waste, fraud and abuse. Over the years, that widely held belief has spurred the creation of an entire oversight industry. This includes the inspectors general, the so-called good-government groups, lawmakers on Capitol Hill and, of course, the news media.
An opportunity has emerged to change the government status quo.