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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


Rising Stars

Meet 21 early-career leaders who are doing great things in federal IT.

Featured

  • Shutterstock imag (by Benjamin Haas): cyber coded team.

    What keeps govtech leaders up at night?

    A joint survey by Grant Thornton and PSC found that IT stakeholders in government fear their own employees and outdated systems the most when it comes to cybersecurity.

  • SEC Chairman Jay Clayton

    SEC owns up to 2016 breach

    A key database of financial information was breached in 2016, possibly in support of insider trading, said the Securities and Exchange Commission.

  • Image from Shutterstock.com

    DOD looks to get aggressive about cloud adoption

    Defense leaders and Congress are looking to encourage more aggressive cloud policies and prod reluctant agencies to embrace experimentation and risk-taking.

  • Shutterstock / Pictofigo

    The next big thing in IT procurement

    Steve Kelman talks to the agencies that have embraced tech demos in their acquisition efforts -- and urges others in government to give it a try.

  • broken lock

    DHS bans Kaspersky from federal systems

    The Department of Homeland Security banned the Russian cybersecurity company Kaspersky Lab’s products from federal agencies in a new binding operational directive.

  • man planning layoffs

    USDA looks to cut CIOs as part of reorg

    The Department of Agriculture is looking to cut down on the number of agency CIOs in the name of efficiency and better communication across mission areas.

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