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FEATURES


Goodbye anonymity. Hello ID superiority.
Government-issued personal identity verification cards are a form of identity proofing superior to anything available in the past, security experts say.



The security badge for the future
It could be years before agencies realize the full capabilities of the new personal identity verification cards that Homeland Security Presidential Directive 12 requires


NEWS


Buzz of the Week: The e-budget is an e-milestone


DHS to modify info-sharing network
Officials want to merge 100 Web portals


Desktop security eases into place



Census says it is e-ready


Lawmakers call for a do-over


Circuit


COMMENT


Editorial: A toast to Lee’s service
Deidre Lee's work in government is much appreciated, and she will be missed



Kelman: Learning from the Brits


Wagner: The cost analysis muddle


Nadler: An unfair bind?


MANAGEMENT


Do CIOs face a glass ceiling?
Government CIOs gain more influence but are not seen as strategic decision-makers


OMB sets guidelines for fed high fliers


NSPS’ endgame?


Dee Lee: She’s stepping down after stepping up


Federal Executive Boards tidy up


From the pages of Federal Employees News Digest


EXECUTECH


Open-source myth busters
Don’t let common misconceptions about freely distributed software derail your IT strategies


From the pages of GCN.com


PROCUREMENT


GSA expands Alliant awards by one
Technology contract is on hold while waiting for a federal claims court ruling


From the pages of Washington Technology


POLICY


Panel: DOD software is at risk
Military should consider financial-industry model of documentation and code checks


Real ID debate isn't over



SEC could demand transparency


FERC clamps down on security


FLIPSIDE


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The 2015 Federal 100

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

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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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