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In This Issue:
Open Government Reality Check: Federal agencies are making progress on the Obama administration’s Open Government Directive, but there’s still a long way to go. Here's our list of top priorities.
Social Security's Online Challenge: CIO Frank Baitman envisions personalized services and increased efficiencies, but the agency’s mainframe environment presents a hurdle.
TechStat Toolkit: OMB offers templates and tools to help agencies conduct their own detailed IT project reviews.
Cloud Security: NIST guidelines aim to minimize the risks of using commercial cloud services.
Smart Card IDs: Homeland Security sets new deadlines for implementing smart card IDs across federal government.
The $1 Trillion Question: Can the tech industry's ambitious plan to improve government efficiency work? No way, says InformationWeek Government editor John Foley.