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FEATURE


Program management falls short
Time, scope and cost are no longer the only factors shaping the outcome of government programs.






THE WEEK


Buzz of the Week: The cost of micromanagement
 

Policy News


GAO: SBInet technology management falls short

Airlines await Secure Flight


Bill would warn agencies about changing pay systems


Management News


DOD bill would raise profile of chief management officers

Two join EA Hall of Fame



FCW FORUM


Editorial: The search mandate

OpEd: How to think like a sports GM




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ACQUISITION



Checking on contractors’ work
Congress tries to add info to databases to keep tabs on how contractors perform, but questions linger.











POLICY

OMB encourages Networx use
Contract remains optional, but strong incentives will elevate its appeal.


TECHNOLOGY 


Getting on the same page
Web-based mashups give agencies a new tool for connecting scattered data and applications.



POINTERS: RECOMMENDED READING

FCW points you in the direction of interesting blogs and Web sites that deal with all things information technology.


Security spending on the rise


The sociology of social networking


The business of Twitter


Should a tech manager be IT savvy?





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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.

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    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.

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    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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