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FEATURES

Tech blogs on call
10 places to track the buzz in the blogosphere

EVM sounds the alarm
Smart agencies let earned value management lead them to better program management

Tax tech pays dividends
Financial benefits and an improved public image accrue to states that modernize their tax systems



NEWS

FAA takes an unusual route to spur innovation
Agency may use a rare procurement method in the hopes of attracting interested vendors

Interoperability still plagues DHS

FOSE puts a spotlight on technology

Intercepts

Comings and Goings



COMMENT

Editorial: Is GSA worth saving?
This is the time for a larger conversation about the agency's role in procurement.

Welles: Financial planning can’t wait

Thompson: A time to share



MANAGEMENT

Feds roiled by workforce changes
Experts warn against changing pay rules before feds improve management skills

IT essential to Army officer training

GAO finds gaps in secure credentialing



TECHNOLOGY

Identity management requires card smarts
Building the brains behind mandatory ID card programs won’t be easy

The Pipeline

Encrypt data or encrypt disk? You decide


BUSINESS

Alliant companies ready to sound off
GSA is going to get an earful from midsize businesses about planned IT services contract

Integrators tackle interoperability

Mirror Image takes on Akamai

Reverse auctions losing bid for broad use



POLICY

Bush budget seeks cuts in EPA library network
Librarians say the proposal endangers scientists’ access to environmental articles

CIOs lose sleep over security

Minn. governor offers data privacy proposals

PCAST panel ready to roll

Risk management critical for FISMA success



FlipSide

I’ll take my astro-shirt in an XL


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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