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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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  • 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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