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Getting the message out Everyone talks about best practices, but like messages in a bottle, best practices are difficult to find. Should agencies be trying harder?
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Security clearance process needs new ideas
Agencies to lead in applying immigration provisions
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Air Force stands behind industry code
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FCW investigated efforts by the departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs to improve a joint data repository on military and veteran suicides. Something as impersonal and mundane as incomplete datasets could be exacerbating a national tragedy.
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How NASA and other agencies are using contests to bring better ideas into acquisition.
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