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SPECIAL REPORT: HOMELAND SECURITY

A room with a view
Public safety agencies grapple with loads of data flowing into command centers.

A continental security job
Border officials eye technologies that help a limited corps of agents cover more ground.

What are your weaknesses?
Automated assessment tools help agencies steer limited resources to biggest vulnerabilities.



NEWS

F Street shuffle
GSA draft reorganization plan gets cautious, critical reception.

DHS looks at interoperability using encryption software

Nonprofits accept the e-health records challenge

Circuit

Intercepts



COMMENT: ON CLINGER-COHEN

Editorial: A whole new world
Things have changed dramatically since "Computer Chaos" was published in 1994.

Brubaker: Before Clinger-Cohen, there was Chaos
The Computer Chaos report's impact on the way the government buys, uses technology continues to be felt.

Kelman: Are we better off now?
There is progress with procurement, but large programs still have not been fixed.

McConnell: Mission is the true driver
The big changes have come from events rather than new laws

Sprehe: Promises not yet fulfilled
Clinger-Cohen has been a major step forward in government management.



FLIP SIDE

Flyzik: Top 10 benefits of Clinger-Cohen
We have a far better IT environment since its passage.



MANAGEMENT

Can we have a word with you?
DOD employees flood agency with e-mail on pay-for-performance plans.

Under attack in the states

Conservative at helm of privacy panel



TECHNOLOGY

Keep on trucking
GPS wireless phones could record truck driver log data required by law.

Feds aren't aware of IPv6 benefits

Quick Look: The Alienware invasion



BUSINESS

Outsmarting SmartBuy
Firms outside the program are unfazed about competition



POLICY

Fed contracting opens for disabled veterans
Confusion about set-aside rules could hamper its effectiveness

Feds prepare but say little about cyberdefense plans

NASA looks at insourcing

At loggerheads over cybersecurity


The Fed 100

Read the profiles of all this year's winners.

Featured

  • Shutterstock image (by wk1003mike): cloud system fracture.

    Does the IRS have a cloud strategy?

    Congress and watchdog agencies have dinged the IRS for lacking an enterprise cloud strategy seven years after it became the official policy of the U.S. government.

  • Shutterstock image: illuminated connections between devices.

    Who won what in EIS

    The General Services Administration posted detailed data on how the $50 billion Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions contract might be divvied up.

  • Wikimedia Image: U.S. Cyber Command logo.

    Trump elevates CyberCom to combatant command status

    The White House announced a long-planned move to elevate Cyber Command to the status of a full combatant command.

  • Photo credit: John Roman Images / Shutterstock.com

    Verizon plans FirstNet rival

    Verizon says it will carve a dedicated network out of its extensive national 4G LTE network for first responders, in competition with FirstNet.

  • AI concept art

    Can AI tools replace feds?

    The Heritage Foundation is recommending that hundreds of thousands of federal jobs be replaced by automation as part of a larger government reorganization strategy.

  • DOD Common Access Cards

    DOD pushes toward CAC replacement

    Defense officials hope the Common Access Card's days are numbered as they continue to test new identity management solutions.

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