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FEATURES


The competition question
Procurement changes recommended by Marcia Madsen's panel seek to open the government market and increase competition



Shopping for Uncle Sam
Rick Gunderson’s internship programs at the Transportation Security Administration are a promising means of filling federal acquisition positions with qualified employees


NEWS


Buzz of the Week


Agencies fall short on HSPD-12 deadline
OMB cites significant progress in setting the foundation for standard ID cards


Congress looks for price fix


New protests stall FedBizOpps


Circuit



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COMMENT

Editorial: Waxman at a crossroads
Waxman now faces an important decision: Does he want to have an impact, or is he comfortable sitting outside throwing stones?



Kelman: Inconvenient truths
Getting a demoralized contracting community back on track is possible with good leadership



MANAGEMENT


Jefferts’ pursuit is precision
Physicist at NIST leads a team that manages to keep the rest of us on atomic time


Program managers are also security managers


TECHNOLOGY

Sorting the personal from the public
Cleaning up personal data inadvertently posted on government sites is no easy task



Why file virtualization? It’s easy


PROCUREMENT


Feds seek the art of negotiation
Policy-makers now have data to use in addressing acquisition workforce gaps


Speedy interagency contracts face possible new restrictions


POLICY


Justice explains C&A approach
Agencies are close to consensus on standards for security certification and accreditation


SBInet stumbles on its first steps


Terrorist watch list problems continue to rankle lawmakers



FLIPSIDE


FCW time machine: 2003: Then…and now



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    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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