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Facebook: The Rising Star edition
This program demonstrates that being young has little to do with age. It has much more to do with how one views the world.



  • Check out all the Rising Star coverage here.


Rising Stars: The 2007 winners are...
These 24 people stand out.



Web 2.0: Rebooting the public square
Government leaders should be open to the role that collaborative technology can play.


NEWS


Buzz of the Week: DOD as a social networker



Fewer Internet freeways for feds
OMB security initiative will cut government’s gateway connections from 1,000 to about 50


Support grows for e-prescribing


OFPP: Better training gets results



  • Read Paul Denett’s memo on contracting officer’s technical representatives.


Circuit



COMMENT


Editorial: A workforce window
The government has a real opportunity to marry the experience of age with the new thoughts, ideas and energy of a younger workforce.



Kelman: Smart negotiating



Wagner: A society of immortals


Petrillo: A memo to Waxman


MANAGEMENT


DOD is serious about Six Sigma
Business Transformation Agency plans to train 500 practitioners in a year


Agencies find value in coaching


TECHNOLOGY


IT appliances: Avoid overdoing it
Having too many single-purpose devices leads to complexity instead of simplicity


EU focuses R&D on counterterrorism


PROCUREMENT


FAR Council endorses SmartBuy
Proposed regulation would give SmartBuy more visibility among contracting officials


Agencies overlook disability rule


POLICY


Obama calls for federal CTO
Policy experts are split on the potential effectiveness of the executive position


Navy begins 500-day IT campaign


Tax politics slow IRS readiness


FLIPSIDE


A few minutes with…James Van Derhoff


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The 2015 Federal 100

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

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  • 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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