Although it’s still a year away, the next presidential election will be upon us before we know it.
And with so many issues needing attention, a set of recommendations on a federal technology agenda would help the next administration hit the ground running.
It’s important to see through the haze of heated rhetoric and focus on three questions:
1. What current initiatives should be continued? Too often, ongoing efforts from the prior administration languish or are discarded because they weren’t invented here.
2. What current initiatives or policies should be terminated? The road of federal IT initiatives is paved with many well-intentioned efforts at portfolio management that never actually retire legacy systems. Similarly, practices that create drag on the rapid acquisition of effective IT solutions must be discarded.
3. What new initiatives and actions should be embraced? We need to bring speed, innovation and commercial best practices to government. We can no longer afford to function in an environment in which the platforms, apps and managed services available in the commercial marketplace are not the norm in the federal government.
Keep reading this article — including what should be kept on the bus and what should be thrown under the bus — at: https://fcw.com/articles/2015/09/29/comment_wennergren.asp