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FEATURES

EA: What is it?

10 thoughts/10 people on enterprise architecture



OMB scores high on EA

Even some of OMB's frequent critics say the House agency has been an effective advocate of enterprise architecture



  • Learn more about OMB's federal enterprise architecture here (Source: OMB).


The new public-safety language

The National Information Exchange Model provides a rallying point for government and industry to coordinate homeland security efforts



Up close and impersonal

Encrypted indexing techniques let security agencies exchange information more freely without sacrificing personal privacy



NEWS

Buzz of the Week


Is IT security getting short shrift?

Concerned former DOD officials call for greater use of cybersecurity metrics


OPM stung by thefts


Military can't buy IT fast enough


Circuit


COMMENT

Editorial: Dressing up EA's mission

Dick Burk has done much for enterprise architecture and linking EA to agency missions


Letters



MANAGEMENT

NASA needs boomer expertise

Brain drain could mean a serious setback for the agency's next trip to the moon



Defense unions optimistic


CFOs: Use more financial data


CIO University refills the pipeline



TECHNOLOGY

NSA begins crypto upgrade

15-year plan to fund new encoding technology


ITIL's stock rises



PROCUREMENT

GSA issues stricter rules on year-end spending requests

Agency asks for breathing room to award contracts before the end of the fiscal year



POLICY

Richard Burk: EA evangelist

OMB's retiring chief architect preaches the virtues of enterprise architecture





FLIPSIDE

A case for EA



Editorials: Submission guidelines


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FCW.com Hot Topics

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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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