On Thursday, the Defense Department said that in order to blend in, special-operation forces often don the insignia of forces they accompany. On Friday, after Turkey complained, a spokesman called the action “unauthorized and inappropriate.”
These days in government, it's all about efficiency, cost savings and streamlined operations. It's awfully hard to get there without the help of information technology -- and not just any old IT, but IT that makes government smarter, cheaper and faster.
In a new special report for Government Executive, Adam Stone explores "Five Ways to Make Digital Government Smarter." The list includes such items as implementing shared services across agencies, using "TechStat" reviews to identify struggling technology projects and overhauling acquisition strategies.
Tom Shoop is vice president and editor in chief at Government Executive Media Group, where he oversees both print and online editorial operations. He started as associate editor of Government Executive magazine in 1989; launched the company’s flagship website, GovExec.com, in 1996; and was named editor in chief in 2007.
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