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FEATURES

The '24' effect
Fans say the show is most realistic when it portrays technology’s inconsistent performance

Disciplinary review
Top-notch investment review boards enforce IT spending discipline, but they’re hard to find

Extra protection
Is application-specific backup software worth the added cost?

4 ingredients of safe storage every manager should know about
This analysis discusses four storage technologies that have recently gained traction in the market: Massive Array of Idle Disks, Switched Bunch of Disks, Perpendicular disks and USB thumb drives



NEWS

Report warns RFID is not best for tracking people
Supporters and critics disagree about whether the technology can protect privacy

Few appeased by DOD’s clearance Band-Aid

ATF, unions agree on telework plan

Circuit

Intercepts



COMMENT

Editorial: Beyond the Band-Aid
There must be a wholesale look at the way the industry security clearance process works

Welles: Successful succession planning

McCall: New look at an old technology



MANAGEMENT

Forest Service ended year with A-76 savings
Review warns against offsetting the savings with spending increases outside the IT group

Lt. Gen. Peterson led by listening to lieutenants

Pension system to benefit from makeover



TECHNOLOGY

Extensions eliminate cell blind spots
Lawrence Berkeley lab uses indoor mobile technology to boost spotty coverage

IBM prepares ground for mainframe resurgence

The new face of biometric access control

The Pipeline



BUSINESS

Bankrupt SGI seeks better management
Analysts attribute company’s woes to leadership failures

Fairfax signs new GTSI contract

Palm seeks to break ‘Crackberry’ addiction



POLICY

IT whacked in Defense Authorization bill
A frustrated House committee cuts funding for programs it says are poorly managed

Agencies want eco-friendly tech

Feds struggle to measure IT value



FlipSide

Feds ought to be in pictures


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