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Special report: Open source

Opening doors to open source
Migrating to Linux shouldn’t involve major disruptions.

Open wide
Linux’s appeal grows as applications flourish.

Get ready for Firefox
Open-source browser is trim, fast and stable.

Wiki means fast
Online collaborative sites open to everyone enable the sharing of ideas.



Comment

Editorial: Reviewing the case against open source

Kelman: Pay for performance pays

Lisagor: Relating to others

Willis: Resistance is futile

Adelstein: Linux use drives innovation



News

A rough ride for battlefield systems
Army report calls for updates to the service’s battle command systems

Getting down to metrics

Intercepts

Circuit



Management

The $36 billion man
Kevin Carroll manages Army IT programs with a human touch.

Tech training gets muscle



Technology

PCs go double time
Dual-core processors will change PC market, perhaps not all for the better.

thePipeline

Angels over Los Angeles

Sprint makes smart move with handheld



Business

New lease on life
Alternative financing returns as option for cash-poor agencies.

Unisys contract future in doubt



Policy

Contracting showdown
Pentagon forces Army to change IT services acquisition strategy

NIH expands digital archive

Virtual reference desk is open

Unfair grading?


The Fed 100

Save the date for 28th annual Federal 100 Awards Gala.

Featured

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    How Einstein changes the way government does business

    The Department of Commerce is revising its confidentiality agreement for statistical data survey respondents to reflect the fact that the Department of Homeland Security could see some of that data if it is captured by the Einstein system.

  • Defense Secretary Jim Mattis. Army photo by Monica King. Jan. 26, 2017.

    Mattis mulls consolidation in IT, cyber

    In a Feb. 17 memo, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis told senior leadership to establish teams to look for duplication across the armed services in business operations, including in IT and cybersecurity.

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    DHS vague on rules for election aid, say states

    State election officials had more questions than answers after a Department of Homeland Security presentation on the designation of election systems as critical U.S. infrastructure.

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    How the hiring freeze targets millennials

    The government desperately needs younger talent to replace an aging workforce, and experts say that a freeze on hiring doesn't help.

  • Shutterstock image: healthcare digital interface.

    VA moves ahead with homegrown scheduling IT

    The Department of Veterans Affairs will test an internally developed scheduling module at primary care sites nationwide to see if it's ready to service the entire agency.

  • Shutterstock images (honglouwawa & 0beron): Bitcoin image overlay replaced with a dollar sign on a hardware circuit.

    MGT Act poised for a comeback

    After missing in the last Congress, drafters of a bill to encourage cloud adoption are looking for a new plan.

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