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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

Read the profiles of all this year's winners.

Featured

  • Shutterstock image (by wk1003mike): cloud system fracture.

    Does the IRS have a cloud strategy?

    Congress and watchdog agencies have dinged the IRS for lacking an enterprise cloud strategy seven years after it became the official policy of the U.S. government.

  • Shutterstock image: illuminated connections between devices.

    Who won what in EIS

    The General Services Administration posted detailed data on how the $50 billion Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions contract might be divvied up.

  • Wikimedia Image: U.S. Cyber Command logo.

    Trump elevates CyberCom to combatant command status

    The White House announced a long-planned move to elevate Cyber Command to the status of a full combatant command.

  • Photo credit: John Roman Images / Shutterstock.com

    Verizon plans FirstNet rival

    Verizon says it will carve a dedicated network out of its extensive national 4G LTE network for first responders, in competition with FirstNet.

  • AI concept art

    Can AI tools replace feds?

    The Heritage Foundation is recommending that hundreds of thousands of federal jobs be replaced by automation as part of a larger government reorganization strategy.

  • DOD Common Access Cards

    DOD pushes toward CAC replacement

    Defense officials hope the Common Access Card's days are numbered as they continue to test new identity management solutions.

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