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Data leakage
This article on security policies is the first in a three-part series on information security

Put some bite behind the bark
The most successful security policies are those that agencies can enforce

RHIOs for beginners
After many false starts, the health care community is now learning what it will take to build successful regional health information organizations

Setting up for wireless
FCW’s Quick Start looks at how to plug your portable computers into a WLAN



NEWS

OMB lifts the veil on IT worries
Agency reveals two lists of projects that it says warrant expanded public oversight

Garcia welcomed as cyber czar

GAO seeks to protect identities and security info

Circuit

Intercepts



COMMENT

Editorial: Garbage in, garbage out
There are some questions about how the government would create a searchable online database of contract information

Amtower: Accolades are overdue

Kelman: The face-to-face experience

Rimmer: What a flat world means for government

Sprehe: Why people matter



MANAGEMENT

A lawyer who likes information technology
As New York’s top cyber official, Will Pelgrin also leads a successful multistate ISAC

Another harsh audit for DOD

Federal enterprise architects: Selling EA requires stealth


TECHNOLOGY

Vendors offer interoperability on a national scale
Emergency responders say they need to solve regional interoperability problems first

Adobe adds conferencing to Acrobat software

SBA switches to a vertical search engine

The Pipeline

NYC to cover city with 2.5 GHz wireless


BUSINESS

Businesses capitalize on IPv6 mandate
Vendors develop services to help agencies meet 2008 deadline for compliance

Supercomputing partnerships win high marks

There is strength in numbers


POLICY

Financial line of business still too murky
Experts: OMB guidance leaves too many gray areas

Denett targets data accuracy in building funding database

Industry lobbies for competitiveness bills



FlipSide

A graphic look at 9/11


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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