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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


Rising Stars

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

Featured

  • 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.

  • What's next for agency cyber efforts?

    Ninety days after the Trump administration's executive order, FCW sat down with agency cyber leaders to discuss what’s changing.

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