Ideas and opinions on current technology, innovation and management issues.

Commentary: Not All Clouds Are Created Equal

Microsoft’s Chief Technology Officer Susie Adams says not all clouds are created equal. As a result, trust, openness and flexibility are the essential elements agencies should look for in a cloud partner, Adams says.

Commentary: Consumers benefit from progressive Internet regulations

Debra Berlyn, president of Consumer Policy Solutions and chairwoman for the FCC’s Consumer Advisory Committee, discusses what’s at stake for consumers in the net neutrality debate.

Commentary: 8 reasons why government contractors should embrace open source software

Government contractors have been slow to embrace open source software. There’s a handful of reasons why that’s the case, but it doesn’t have to be that way, says GitHub’s Government Evangelist Ben Balter.

Commentary: To protect that ‘kid in the garage,’ avoid regulating broadband under Title II

If the FCC doesn’t keep the Internet open, it will fundamentally alter the way the innovators of tomorrow think. And that will will kill innovation and creativity, argues Georgetown University Professor Maria Kovacs.

The CIOs of 2020 will lead with ‘soft skills’

Come 2020, a hard-nosed technical expertise is not going to cut it for federal IT leaders. Tomorrow’s IT leaders and the people who fill their vacancies are going to require business acumen and soft skills, like the ability to communicate, a group current federal chief information officers said Tuesday.

Americans don’t want to share their fries with the president

Which talk show host is more likely to snag a stranger’s last fry than President Obama? Catch up on french fry fun facts as National French Fry Day nears.

Alexandria celebrates its 265th birthday

Need more fireworks? Alexandria celebrates its birthday this weekend with a bang.

Bush family offers peek inside their Texas ranch home

See inside the Western retreat of the former first couple.

3 ways to beat summer’s first heat wave

Patra Wroten offers advice on beating the heat in D.C.

Smithsonian to honor designer Ralph Lauren

Hillary Clinton will join the museum in celebrating the fashion icon.

Popcorn and pop-ups: Temporary Angelika Film Center opens today at Union Market

Get a preview of what the luxury theater chain has to offer before the film center debuts next year.

Grammy winners lead National Anthem sing-along on the song’s 200th birthday

Learn how you can be part of this historic birthday party for the Star Spangled Banner.

No more ties: 5 Father’s Day gift ideas

See our ideas for celebrating the best men in your life this Father’s Day.

Tweet for a treat: How to get free Ben & Jerry’s

Be on the lookout all month for the Ben & Jerry’s “Core Tour”

Fashion trucks and a flea market: Two outdoor can’t-miss shopping events this weekend

Break out your sunscreen and your credit cards.

Screen on the Green movies, dates announced

Find out which movies you can watch on the Mall this summer.

Sara Evans, Patti LaBelle, Jordin Sparks and others added to Capitol Fourth line-up

The full line up of this year’s Fourth of July concert has been announced.

Watch movies with Matthew McConaughey and your favorite Redskins

Alright, alright, alright: find out how to spend an evening with the Oscar winner and support the Washington Redskins Charitable Foundation.

D.C. politicos, tech titans in Forbes’ Top 10 Most Powerful Women list

Find out which women in Washington made the Top 10 on the 2014 power list.

‘Jersey Boy’ Frankie Valli to headline A Capitol Fourth

“Grease” is the word as PBS celebrates America’s birthday live from Washington this summer.

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