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It's a wireless world
Like it or not, smart phones and handheld messaging devices are all over government. Here’s how to make sure this invasion of mobile devices doesn’t drain your organization’s budget or threaten its security.

Mobile security requires an action plan
Security is one of the biggest management challenges that agencies face with mobile wireless devices. Chief among managers’ worries is the risks associated with employees using their own smart phones and personal digital assistants for official work.


NEWS

Buzz of the Week: Doan’s in-tense hearing

Waxman asks GSA’s Doan to resign
Panel leader casts a no-confidence vote, while Republicans call the hearing a waste

Government buys bulk encryption

Budget debate could grow acerbic

Circuit


COMMENT

Editorial: Innovation matters
The government should play a significant role in information technology innovation

Nadler: Staying inside the bounds

Welles: Your retirement ballpark


MANAGEMENT

Sade: I learned to love the FAR
GSA leader got hooked on procurement as a college student in a co-op program

GAO hires private lawyers

DOD reforms target bureaucracy


TECHNOLOGY

The new diet plan: Virtualization, then major consolidation
Most organizations will require new tools and techniques to reap the full benefits


PROCUREMENT

DHS has too many buying chiefs
Lawmakers blame agency’s organization for the contracting problems it faces

  • Read the testimony from the hearing about the number of procurement officials at the Homeland Security Department.
    (Source: Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee)

Industry: ‘Why don’t fedsget it?’


POLICY

DOD uses IT in stability operations
Forthcoming policy will define new rules for sharing data with NGOs and other groups

2009 will be big year for IRS

NARA says no to DRM software


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Travel gear for the 21st century


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