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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


Rising Stars

Meet 21 early-career leaders who are doing great things in federal IT.

Featured

  • SEC Chairman Jay Clayton

    SEC owns up to 2016 breach

    A key database of financial information was breached in 2016, possibly in support of insider trading, said the Securities and Exchange Commission.

  • Image from Shutterstock.com

    DOD looks to get aggressive about cloud adoption

    Defense leaders and Congress are looking to encourage more aggressive cloud policies and prod reluctant agencies to embrace experimentation and risk-taking.

  • Shutterstock / Pictofigo

    The next big thing in IT procurement

    Steve Kelman talks to the agencies that have embraced tech demos in their acquisition efforts -- and urges others in government to give it a try.

  • broken lock

    DHS bans Kaspersky from federal systems

    The Department of Homeland Security banned the Russian cybersecurity company Kaspersky Lab’s products from federal agencies in a new binding operational directive.

  • man planning layoffs

    USDA looks to cut CIOs as part of reorg

    The Department of Agriculture is looking to cut down on the number of agency CIOs in the name of efficiency and better communication across mission areas.

  • What's next for agency cyber efforts?

    Ninety days after the Trump administration's executive order, FCW sat down with agency cyber leaders to discuss what’s changing.

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