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Unclogging the clearance pipeline
Facing a shortage of workers with security clearances, agencies have been forced to find new ways to deal with the backlog

Disaster pain relievers
6 technologies are transforming government continuity-of-operations plans. Can they help you?


NEWS

Buzz of the Week

Coast Guard boots lead integrator
The agency's decision to take back control of troubled project could be a bellwether

Partners get ready for IWN

Administration's inaction forces action

Circuit


COMMENT

Editorial: Relishing the spotlight

Don't blame the IG

Pachter: Please, no more scare talk


MANAGEMENT

DHS pay plan: Deal or no deal
Bill would repeal department’s authorization for a pay-for-performance system

GAO aces recruiting test

Tech outpaces Section 508 standards


TECHNOLOGY

In pursuit of consolidation
Michigan’s data centers were vulnerable, but not all managers welcomed consolidation



PROCUREMENT

Clinton assails outsourcing
Presidential contender vows to bring greater accountability to government operations

GSA seeks encryption deal

Procurement briefs


POLICY

Can metrics persuade holdouts?
OMB hopes performance measures will make the case for using shared-service providers

The move toward blogging

Energy IG report raises more security concerns


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  • 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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