Policy and Funding


NSA director warns of cyber threats

Gen. Keith Alexander cites need for access to information to thwart attacks.

8 best bets for contractors to survive sequestration

As sequestration looms on the horizon, here are some ways government contractors can best prepare.

Alan Balutis

Remembering government IT giants

Columnist Alan Balutis reflects on the important contributions that the late Lynn McNulty and Mark Zelinger made to the federal IT community.

Cyber warfare: New battlefield, new rules

The old rules of war don’t apply in cyberspace, so the federal government is writing a new book for the new age of combat.

More feds telework, but managers still resist

First survey since Telework Act reveals key trends.

Anne Armstrong

Defining war

The nature of war and aggression has changed rather dramatically over the years, and governments are trying to define when and how to use sophisticated new cyber tools.

BRAC bleeding DOD by the billions

The 2005 round of base realignment has cost $14 billion more than planned, so far, according to the GAO.

Legislation spends money to save money

Number crunching by the congressional agency charged with reviewing congressional budgets reveals legislation to eliminate duplication comes with a price tag.

Bill would make bills single-minded

Sen. Rand Paul would like to end the practice of piggybacking legislation.

White House, committee spar over acquisition workforce training funds

The Obama administration and a House committee are fighting over workforce development fund.

No summer break here: Agencies to receive plain-language report cards

Government agencies are being assessed on their compliance with the 2010 Plain Language Act.

Pentagon taking snail mail into the digital era

DOD turns paper and ink into binary code for efficiency.