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Government IT Cost Optimization: What Has Changed from the GFC to the Fiscal Cliff?

by Andrea Dimaio  |  December 31, 2012

With an agreement between Democrats and Republicans to avoid the so-called fiscal cliff not yet in sight despite a fast-approaching deadline, it is fair to assume that government CIOs and...

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Could Politics Derail the Cloud?

by Andrea Dimaio  |  July 11, 2012

On Monday I read the news that GM’s CIO has decided to slash outsourcing in a move to transform IT and its role. As reported by InformationWeek: Today, about 90%...

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Digital Government Strategies Should Focus on What to Do and Not How to Do It

by Andrea Dimaio  |  June 18, 2012

I do live in Italy and I do work for a US company, spending most of my professional time with US colleagues and clients. They are very different countries, with...

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What’s Wrong with Open Government?

by Andrea Dimaio  |  January 13, 2011

The other day I posted about Beth Noveck’s departure as deputy CTO and responsible for Open Government activities in the US federal government and got considerable pushback from readers who...

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GSA makes smart move on engagement platforms

by Andrea Dimaio  |  October 15, 2010

A few days ago the Office of Citizen Services and Innovative Technologies at the General Services Administration finally launched NOW (in beta since August) a set of tools that...

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Tech CEOs and the Trillion Dollar Savings: They Do Not Tell the Whole Story

by Andrea Dimaio  |  October 7, 2010

In a widely publicized report (see also press release), the Technology CEO Council (the US IT industry’s public policy advocacy organization) proposed seven initiatives that would help the US federal...

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US Open Government Does Not Work for Visitors

by Andrea Dimaio  |  July 20, 2010

As part of my job I have entered the US countless times, always using the visa waiver program and with my proper Electronic System for Travel Authorization.(ESTA). Every time I...

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Are the US Obsessed with Cloud as much as Europe was with Open Source?

by Andrea Dimaio  |  June 23, 2010

Over the last month or so there have been a couple of worthwhile events about the US Federal Government’s cloud computing activities. The first one has been the publication of...

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How to Build an Open Government Plan

by Andrea Dimaio  |  February 1, 2010

I have just published a research note with this title for Gartner clients (login required) and I am toying with the idea of arranging a webinar open to a broader...

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Open Government Directive: A First Wave of Data, or Rather A Trickle?

by Andrea Dimaio  |  January 23, 2010

January  22, 2010 was the first deadline for US federal agencies to comply with the Open Government Directive issued on December 9, 2009. In particular agencies were requested to identify...

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