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Masters of disaster
FCW has recognized more than a dozen individuals in government, industry and the nonprofit sector who responded to Hurricane Katrina and helped in the recovery

Capt. Jeffrey J. Arsenault: Deployable comms aid supply effort
Hurricane Katrina tested Arsenault’s leadership, but his personality and training helped him overcome obstacles to supporting Air Force relief efforts

Lt. Col. Kenneth C. Blakely: AKO opens virtual community center
Blakely's speedy organization of an online center helped Army staff affected by Hurricane Katrina contact relatives and find shelter

G. Kelly Croft: SSA averts delay in check deliveries
Croft sent technicians to the hurricane-ravaged Gulf Coast to establish computer networks to restore connectivity and provide Social Security checks

Michael Gardner: IRS answers FEMA’s call for help
Gardner, along with a FEMA specialist and a co-worker, converted more than 850 workstations for FEMA's use a few days before Hurricane Katrina made landfall

Deborah Kutzleb: Debris database tracks vessel recovery
Post Hurricane Katrina, Kutzleb and Phoenix International produced a database to track of thousands of vessels as the Navy cleared the waterways

Cyrus G. “Jerry” Lohfink and Jim Preissner: Government/industry team delivers fed paychecks
Working together, Lohfink and Preissner kept Hurricane Katrina’s devastation from disrupting the processing of federal paychecks

Capt. Fred Mingo: Calm heads prevail in crisis response
Mingo initiated a continuity of operations plan that kept Spawar in business when Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans

Lt. Joe Morgan: Quick work aids missing-person searches
Morgan helped the Coast Guard create a system to track missing-person reports in the wake of Hurricane Katrina

Catherine Poole: Rules of road guide emergency buys
In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, Poole helped provide timely information about emergency acquisition procedures

The Federal 100: A year like no other
Hurricane Katrina dominated this year’s Federal 100 Awards, in much the same way that it has dominated the headlines for the past six months

The 2006 Federal 100 awards main page
See all the winners



NEWS

Missile defense network open to cyberattack
Lack of automated log audits and individual passwords could cripple network

Experts: GSA needs leaders fast

Congress questions financial management consolidation

Intercepts



COMMENT

Editorial: Credit where credit is due
Federal Computer Week’s Federal 100 awards program has truly proven itself during its 17-year history.

Aronie: Keep GSA schedules humming

Kelman: The "You're fired" approach



MANAGEMENT

FAA: Knowledge sharing shouldn’t be forced
Agency’s use of online collaboration space has expanded to solve workgroup problems

OPM publishes performance plan



TECHNOLOGY

Proventia offers advanced virus protection
New functionality boosts desktop PC software’s defenses

New products unwrapped at FOSE



BUSINESS

SAS undergoes identity shift
Software firm that specializes in data analysis changes strategy with new fed leader

Origin adds freebie to research aid



POLICY

A new way to get a good deal
Justice is the latest agency to compete for its own work

OFPP tracks interagency contracts

States slow to implement E911

VA, DOD share clinical data on a large scale



FlipSide

IT community volunteers to help hurricane victims


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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