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FEATURES

A real hard act to follow
States view the Real ID Act as an unreasonable and costly challenge, but some officials see in it the glimmer of a silver lining

How to secure the wireless fortress
Here’s what you must do to protect your WLANs



NEWS

House cuts critical DOD technology programs
Budget maneuvers take money from battlefield systems

Hack at USDA puts 26,000 at risk

Marines extend satellite communications

Intercepts

Circuit



COMMENT

Editorial: Forest vs. trees
In recent months, the drive for ethical purity has reached a fevered pitch

Kelman: Battling for young hearts and minds



MANAGEMENT

Voinovich offers workforce improvement bill
Proposal would mandate managerial training and rigorous employee performance reviews

GSA finds most agencies’ telework plans are ad hoc


TECHNOLOGY

Future of air traffic is in orbit
FAA says satellite-based system will offer more precise navigation, improve safety

The Pipeline



BUSINESS

Report confirms middle-market doldrums
A decade of dwindling growth has hurt weakened midtier federal professional services companies

Aleut Technologies gains foothold in DOD mentoring program

Mike Gaffney takes centerfield for CSC



POLICY

Move to extend wiretap law to VOIP criticized
Skeptics: Old law doesn’t fit new technology

Bill adds purchase card controls

House panel wants free public access to medical research



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The 2015 Federal 100

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

Featured

  • 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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