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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


Featured

  • IT Modernization
    Eisenhower Executive Office Building (Image: Wikimedia Commons)

    OMB's user guide to the MGT Act

    The Office of Management and Budget is working on a rules-of-the-road document to cover how agencies can seek and use funds under the MGT Act.

  • global network (Pushish Images/Shutterstock.com)

    As others see us -- a few surprises

    A recent dinner with civil servants from Asia delivered some interesting insights, Steve Kelman writes.

  • FCW Perspectives
    cloud (Singkham/Shutterstock.com)

    A smarter approach to cloud

    Advances in cloud technology are shifting the focus toward choosing the right tool for the job and crafting solutions that truly modernize systems.

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