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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

    Comments: 1
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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

    Comments: 1
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    Feds sound off on morale

    Responding to a recent FCW article, federal employees agree that shutdowns, furloughs and sequestration are making the government a less appealing workplace. Read More

    Comments: 5
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    Are IT certs really a measure of talent?

    Readers take issue with a recent report on the value of certifications. Read More

    Comments: 2
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    Are cyber workforce woes actually all about the money?

    Readers suggest that substandard salaries -- and lack of real empowerment -- are the major obstacles to hiring. Read More