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FEATURES

Running to stand still
Telecom managers in companies and agencies are struggling to adjust to shifting Networx timelines

Visionaries needed
Agencies are facing a telecom revolution with few big thinkers to lead

Decrying secrecy, citizen groups fight back
More federal agencies are taking data off the Web, while citizens seek ways to restore public access



NEWS

Army stuck in a WIN-T quandary
Program and funding issues could impede future communications system

Feds secretly reclassify data

Alliant makes jump to video

Circuit

Intercepts

Comings and goings



COMMENT

Editorial: The dangers of secrecy
A representative democracy only works when the actions of individuals and the operations of institutions are transparent

Kelman: Let’s promote the IT Exchange

Perlowitz: Ease growing pains

Welles: Don’t leave yet, but if you must…



MANAGEMENT

Feds cope with the ‘greener pastures’ syndrome
Some CIOs make a career of jumping the fence and, in many ways, are richer for doing it

USPS finds six ways to cut costs, not services



TECHNOLOGY

Unfurling wireless mesh
New gear expands coverage of wireless networks, but proprietary products prevail

The Pipeline

Who’s knocking on your network door?

You don’t need a weatherman…


BUSINESS

GTSI shakeup signals renewed services push
Struggling to succeed, GTSI has brought in a new leader in an effort to shift focus

Energy A-76 competition could serve as model — but should it?

Companies cope with tight federal budget



POLICY

Another post-Katrina problem: What happened to the street?
Hurricane response highlighted the need to standardize digital maps

E-file goal too ambitious

USPS opposes bill to restructure mail service

Bush budget squeezes first responders



FlipSide

Ouch! Brain cramp!


The 2015 Federal 100

Meet 100 women and men who are doing great things in federal IT.

Featured

  • Shutterstock image (by venimo): e-learning concept image, digital content and online webinar icons.

    Can MOOCs make the grade for federal training?

    Massive open online courses can offer specialized IT instruction on a flexible schedule and on the cheap. That may not always mesh with government's preference for structure and certification, however.

  • Shutterstock image (by edel): graduation cap and diploma.

    Cybersecurity: 6 schools with the right stuff

    The federal government craves more cybersecurity professionals. These six schools are helping meet that demand.

  • Rick Holgate

    Holgate to depart ATF

    Former ACT president will take a job with Gartner, follow his spouse to Vienna, Austria.

  • Are VA techies slacking off on Yammer?

    A new IG report cites security and productivity concerns associated with employees' use of the popular online collaboration tool.

  • Shutterstock image: digital fingerprint, cyber crime.

    Exclusive: The OPM breach details you haven't seen

    An official timeline of the Office of Personnel Management breach obtained by FCW pinpoints the hackers’ calibrated extraction of data, and the government's step-by-step response.

  • Stephen Warren

    Deputy CIO Warren exits VA

    The onetime acting CIO at Veterans Affairs will be taking over CIO duties at the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency.

  • Shutterstock image: monitoring factors of healthcare.

    DOD awards massive health records contract

    Leidos, Accenture and Cerner pull off an unexpected win of the multi-billion-dollar Defense Healthcare Management System Modernization contract, beating out the presumptive health-records leader.

  • Sweating the OPM data breach -- Illustration by Dragutin Cvijanovic

    Sweating the stolen data

    Millions of background-check records were compromised, OPM now says. Here's the jaw-dropping range of personal data that was exposed.

  • FCW magazine

    Let's talk about Alliant 2

    The General Services Administration is going to great lengths to gather feedback on its IT services GWAC. Will it make for a better acquisition vehicle?

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