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NEWS

Buzz of the Week: FOSE: The wisdom of masses

OMB: Vista is an opportunity to set desktop standards
Policies at the Air Force, Army serve as a governmentwide model

ODNI, DOD agree on security certification processes

DOD looks at cyberoffense

Circuit

Intercepts


COMMENT

Editorial: Show ’em the money
DHS' decision to give the CIO spending authority across the agency is an important step -- for the agency and for CIOs

Davis: First do no harm

Welles: MCAT is not a test


MANAGEMENT

Creators of PART predict a lasting legacy
Program assessment tool might not survive, but the culture it created most likely will

OPM cites progress with strategy to add flexibility to federal hiring

 


TECHNOLOGY

Technology briefs


BUSINESS

Critics say contracting bill could do harm
By making it harder to attract new employees,
Waxman’s proposal is flawed, opponents say

 


POLICY

DOD seeks greater software assurance
Globalization of software development raises concerns among national security officials

Congress passes 9/11 bills


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FCW@20: Fed 100 awards

 

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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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