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FEATURES

Running to stand still
Telecom managers in companies and agencies are struggling to adjust to shifting Networx timelines

Visionaries needed
Agencies are facing a telecom revolution with few big thinkers to lead

Decrying secrecy, citizen groups fight back
More federal agencies are taking data off the Web, while citizens seek ways to restore public access



NEWS

Army stuck in a WIN-T quandary
Program and funding issues could impede future communications system

Feds secretly reclassify data

Alliant makes jump to video

Circuit

Intercepts

Comings and goings



COMMENT

Editorial: The dangers of secrecy
A representative democracy only works when the actions of individuals and the operations of institutions are transparent

Kelman: Let’s promote the IT Exchange

Perlowitz: Ease growing pains

Welles: Don’t leave yet, but if you must…



MANAGEMENT

Feds cope with the ‘greener pastures’ syndrome
Some CIOs make a career of jumping the fence and, in many ways, are richer for doing it

USPS finds six ways to cut costs, not services



TECHNOLOGY

Unfurling wireless mesh
New gear expands coverage of wireless networks, but proprietary products prevail

The Pipeline

Who’s knocking on your network door?

You don’t need a weatherman…


BUSINESS

GTSI shakeup signals renewed services push
Struggling to succeed, GTSI has brought in a new leader in an effort to shift focus

Energy A-76 competition could serve as model — but should it?

Companies cope with tight federal budget



POLICY

Another post-Katrina problem: What happened to the street?
Hurricane response highlighted the need to standardize digital maps

E-file goal too ambitious

USPS opposes bill to restructure mail service

Bush budget squeezes first responders



FlipSide

Ouch! Brain cramp!


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.

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    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.

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    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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