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    Readers divided about VA theory on stolen laptops

    Readers offer a mixture of criticism and praise for Acting Assistant Secretary for Information and Technology Stephen Warren's response to VA data breaches. Read More

    Comments: 2
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    Reader: Government is ready for videoconferencing

    An FCW reader argues that technology is not the real challenge to expanding the use of video. Read More

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    Why data centers are hard to count

    A reader suggests that the difficulty with data center consolidation is a matter of definition. Read More

    Comments: 1
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    Readers complain about 'brass creep'

    The military's problems may be due in part to an overabundance of 'chiefs and supervisors,' FCW readers say. Read More

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    How to get your comments rejected

    FCW's comment moderator explains what merits use of the 'delete' key. Read More

    Comments: 1
  • William Lay

    Did the State Department's William Lay deserve IG criticism?

    Some FCW readers thought a recent IG report -- and our story -- went too far in blaming a current leader for long-standing problems. Read More

    Comments: 11
  • auctioneer

    Should Steve Kelman stay quiet on reverse auctions?

    Readers accuse FCW's ivory-tower blogger of having a conflict of interest that simple disclosure doesn't overcome. Read More

    Comments: 3
  • data center cages

    Data center holdup: A question of funding?

    A reader wonders whether the mysterious hold on a data-center consolidation project could be over who pays the bill. Read More

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    The ripple effect of furloughs

    A reader notes that furloughing DOD workers has costs of its own. Read More

    Comments: 9
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    Contractor compensation: Just a giveaway?

    A reader argues that contractor compensation should be done away with. Read More