What’s stopping agencies from going green

Bob Woods

The General Services Administration is pushing agencies to offer more eco-friendly contracts. Industry is already on board with the idea, but some agencies aren’t taking the bait. Bob Woods is president of Topside Consulting and former commissioner of the Federal…

IT Systems as a team sport

Bob Woods

Much is being written about IT these days. Dissection has run along the lines of IT’s creation, operation and acquisition. Without a date on an article’s byline, however, it is difficult to tell in what decade it was written. Claims…

The likely decline of the CIO

Bob Woods

For a long time, I have listened to the debate on why the ADP chief, the director of information systems, the head of information resource management and now the CIO should have a place at the table. The Brooks Act…

Why You Don’t Take your Posse

Bob Woods

Federal News Radio’s Frances Rose, in his In Depth Show, inquires into my recent May 10, 2013 Federal News Radio article where I share my thoughts regarding why CIOs should not take their own Posse to a new job.

Don’t Take your Posse to a New Job

Bob Woods

I like Westerns. They don’t require a lot of mental activity, and they make for good Friday night entertainment. That is the entertainment you seek when it’s been a hard week. I don’t like movies where a big fish is…

Who Cares About Awards Anyway?

Bob Woods

At FCW’s recent Federal 100 Awards gala, one of this year’s winners told me how thrilling it was to get the award. Apparently she did not remember the terse message I had received from her the last time I was…