Bruce McConnell, the Founder of McConnell International, has written columns for Federal Computer Week. Please click on the links below to read some of his columns. These links will open a new browser window.
Lines of Responsibility by Bruce McConnell 1/9/2006
Commentary: Federal CIOs need to change. They should either increase their capabilities or reduce their responsibilities.
Mission Is The True Driver by Bruce McConnell 6/6/2005
Commentary: Clinger-Cohen Act - The big changes have come from events rather than new laws..
Do CIO's matter? by Bruce McConnell 8/9/2004
Commentary: Federal CIOs must measure and communicate the value of IT.
IT as more than an end. by Bruce McConnell 6/7/2004
Commentary: McConnell critiques Nicholas Carr's book "Does IT Matter?". Carr says "No." McConnell says "Yes, but..."
Federal track record by Bruce McConnell 2/23/2004
Commentary: Bruce McConnell predicts how the federal government's IT infrastructure will be viewed four years from now in three critical areas: people, value and trustworthiness.
Convincing Congress by Bruce McConnell 12/8/2003
Commentary: Fiscal 2004 appropriations activities are winding down with many loose ends remaining.
Organized change by Bruce McConnell 11/17/2003
Commentary: Neither government nor industry is organized to deliver the maximum value of information technology investments to citizens.
Progress on stovepipes? by Bruce McConnell 10/6/2003
Commentary: The Bush administration is in danger of losing momentum on the toughest management problem in government: Cutting across stovepipes.
Managing expectations by Bruce McConnell 9/2/2003
Commentary: Will we look back on the dot-gov bubble?
It's all about information by Bruce McConnell 8/4/2003
Commentary: Information technology doesn’t matter because it is information that matters.
Not just a commodity by Bruce McConnell 7/9/2003
Commentary: Risk management is now the most important task.
'Infodemic' antidote by Bruce McConnell 6/9/2003
Commentary: Infodemics are not new. For centuries, public panics have crashed markets.
Rethinking 'Netiquette' by Bruce McConnell 5/5/2003
Commentary: With the onslaught of wireless devices, we are again challenged to arrive at norms for social behavior.
It's about people by Bruce McConnell 3/10/2003
Commentary: Companies that want to do business in Washington must make a long-term investment in people.
Information access: Finding balance by Bruce McConnell 2/10/2003
Commentary: What is the balance between public protection and the public's right to know?