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FEATURES

A not so dry run
Hurricane Katrina exposed the strengths and weaknesses of emergency management systems needed for homeland security

Communications breakdown
First responders look for new ways to keep communications flowing in emergencies

Shock to the system
Katrina highlights holes in emergency health care system



NEWS

FTI hits rough air
Performance snags, project delays could jeopardize FAA network

Wagner to lead GSA reorganization

Circuit

Comings and goings

Intercepts



COMMENT

Editorial: The importance of thought

Cebrowski: The power of transformation

Stephenson: Power to the people

Welles: Diversity rules

Lisagor: Breaking up is hard to do



MANAGEMENT

Agencies slip on e-gov progress
Latest management score cards disappoint federal program officials

GAO: Teacher info eludes local school districts

Uncertainty clouds DOD pay plan



TECHNOLOGY

Cybersecurity 2005: New targets, new threats emerge
Attackers focus on unpatched client applications, network operating systems

Software helps Minnesota spend wisely

The Pipeline


BUSINESS

Vendors bank on HSPD-12 mandate
Secure federal identity credentials bring new opportunities and risks

BearingPoint calls a doctor



POLICY

Smart traffic plan must leap local hurdles
Major cities are reluctant to give info on congestion to private firm

Congress needs a part of PART

Scant data on overseas outsourcing

DISA upgrades teleconferencing

DHS issues infrastructure protection plan


Featured

  • Cybersecurity

    DHS floats 'collective defense' model for cybersecurity

    Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen wants her department to have a more direct role in defending the private sector and critical infrastructure entities from cyberthreats.

  • Defense
    Defense Secretary James Mattis testifies at an April 12 hearing of the House Armed Services Committee.

    Mattis: Cloud deal not tailored for Amazon

    On Capitol Hill, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis sought to quell "rumors" that the Pentagon's planned single-award cloud acquisition was designed with Amazon Web Services in mind.

  • Census
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    2020 Census to include citizenship question

    The Department of Commerce is breaking with recent practice and restoring a question about respondent citizenship last used in 1950, despite being urged not to by former Census directors and outside experts.

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