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FEATURES

Adding telework to agency survival kits
A distributed workforce can keep essential services running after devastating man-made or natural disasters

SMS does SOS
Short Message Service earns valued role as a link of last resort for crisis communications

Fail-safe storage options
New options promise faster recovery plus better data protection at headquarters and remote sites



NEWS

GAO: Common Criteria is not common enough
Auditors say the process takes too long and its effectiveness is not well-understood

FAA telecom effort lags

DHS looks for new financial management plan

Intercepts



COMMENT

Editorial: When the office is optional
Although telework has never really taken hold, acceptance seems to be growing

Kelman: A concept whose time has come

Lisagor: Diversity generates creativity

Nadler: Know your rights

Wohlleben: Looking back, looking forward

Smith: The carrot-and-stick approach



MANAGEMENT

GSA clarifies telework rules for managers
New guidelines attempt to eliminate confusion about legalities, properties

Leaders urged to manage dissent



TECHNOLOGY

Framework could aid global information exchange
UDEF attracting interest of National Cancer Institute, IT groups

Honey, I shrunk the computer

Symantec security gateways: Simple and reliable

The Pipeline



BUSINESS

Monster roars at government market
Key hires and new advisory board signal new fed focus

Input moves into IT consulting



POLICY

Lack of oversight endangers missile defense
Inspector general and defense analysts point to network security and policy missteps

Time for a new look at security

Audio recordings are an endangered species

Some types of Web links break the law



FlipSide

PC crash? Chessen is ready to listen


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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