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FEATURES

From fantasy to reality
The values of network consolidation continue to drive efforts to build multiuse networks.

Portable storage
A look at five portable hard drives: Price, size, speed and other features.



NEWS

HHS floods market seeking health IT proposals
Bids for prototype networks could top $60 million, integrators say

White House promotes personnel reform

Army rebuilds network defenses after hacks

Circuit

Intercepts

Comings and goings



COMMENT

Editorial: Making the important decision

Letters

Welles: Deeper Throat

Lisagor: Cheaper and faster but not yet better



MANAGEMENT

FDIC succeeds at new pay plan
A small agency has lessons for others looking at pay-for-performance plans.

Preparing for a decennial task

A work in progress



TECHNOLOGY

Air Force handles network security
Service will distribute securely configured Microsoft software.

The Pipeline

Calling all cars



BUSINESS

Forbidden fruit
Apple seeks more federal business, but its strategy remains a mystery

Making it count

Insecurity alert

On the Circuit



POLICY

Is TSP a model for Social Security?
Bush cites Thrift Savings Plan as model for personal accounts

Publishers make appeal to lawmakers in NIH dispute

Wikis find role in community governance

No summer vacation for competitive sourcing


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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