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    A few comments regarding reader comments

    FCW's editor explains how to make sure your voice is heard. Read More

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    How to pick a Rising Star

    Nominations for the 2014 Rising Star awards are now open. Here's what you need to know to write a great one. Read More

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    Help us find this year's rising stars

    Nominations are opening in a matter of days. Here's what you need to know to write a great one. Read More

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    What 'continuous monitoring' means in the clearance context

    Several proposals would require access to consumer databases as well as records from local and state law enforcement and federal financial regulators. Read More

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    Readers take on telework

    Despite complaints from some, metrics support the idea that telework helps boost productivity. Read More

    Comments: 6
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    Does CBP’s Tombe expect too much from the cloud?

    Readers challenged the Customs and Border Protection CTO’s assertion that 99.999 percent reliability should not cost extra. Read More

    Comments: 2
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    Behind clearance reform, a struggle in data collection

    Readers weigh in with real-life experience from both sides of the vetting process. Read More

    Comments: 1
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    Should risky employees be allowed to hang around?

    A reader takes issue with the notion that terminated government employees need to be ushered out the door quickly. Read More

    Comments: 2
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    'Great servers, unhappy administrators'

    A reader bemoans the way agencies treat IT workers while looking for new ways to recruit and retain skilled professionals. Read More

    Comments: 2
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    Big data, Big Brother and you

    Big data is a tool -- like a hammer or a gun or a car -- that can be used for good and ill alike. Read More

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