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The IPv6 elevator speech
FAA's Mark Powell says transition managers must be ready to deliver a short, memorable speech about IPv6



  • This feature is part of an IPv6 special report jointly created by Federal Computer Week, Government Computer News and Washington Technology. In its Feb. 4 issue, GCN explains how the key to realizing the full benefits of IPv6 lies in managing the astronomically large number of address spaces that it provides. In its Feb. 11 issue, WT outlines the business opportunities associated with IPv6 leading up to the June 2008 deadline and beyond. To read those stories, go to www.fcw.com/360/ipv6.

  • Maxine Lunn, research director at 1105 Government Information Group, surveyed agencies and vendors on their IPv6 awareness and readiness. Watch a short video of her discussing the results.


Watchdogs
Richard Skinner says the role of inspectors general is to investigate, but some IGs have become the target of investigators


Dial 311
311 service is e-government with a different name



NEWS


Buzz of the Week: A budget proposal -- to go, please



A void in the community
Rep. Davis’ decision not to run again strikes a blow to House’s acquisition and IT chops


DOD adjusts to new pay rules


Exodus depletes USDA CIO's office


Circuit


COMMENT


Editorial: Departing opportunities
Political appointees often leave their posts in the last year of an administration, but in recent months, we have seen many career employees leave — and there are others who are pondering their futures.


Letters



Welles: The fed 4-hour work week?


MANAGEMENT


Stier's vision of good government
Leader of Partnership for Public Service is at the forefront of many reform efforts


Some at DOD get big raises


A boom in the federal workforce


EXECTECH


Make good data great
Flashy it’s not, but a well-oiled data architecture project can pay dividends


PROCUREMENT


Time for a Schedule 70 makeover?
New director of GSA’s schedules contracts sorts through ideas for updating the program


Most agencies still wary of SaaS


POLICY


Lawmakers' concerns halt HR LOB
Omnibus bill requires OMB to assess how consolidation initiative will affect workers


Are White House e-mails gone for good?


Army CIO talks transformation


FLIPSIDE


A few minutes with…Steven Squyres



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