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FEATURES

Storm Watch 2006: Ready or not
Authorities enter the 2006 hurricane season better prepared than last year but not as ready as they would like to be

Dial VOIP in case of emergency
Voice-over-IP technology finds a new fit with business continuity strategies

Comments, please
A new Defense Department memo directs all DOD organizations to use the online Federal Docket Management System to issue regulations



NEWS

War accounts under attack as DOD scrambles for funds
Warfighters caught in the crossfire of battle over budget supplemental

Davis challenges FTI's value

Centcom plans Middle East network expansion

Circuit

Intercepts



COMMENT

Editorial: Celebrating youth
FCW is seeking nominations for Rising Stars, a new awards program for up-and-coming younger workers in the government information technology community

Letters

Welles: Get started with a good book

Lisagor: Five habits to avoid

Kelman: Change management

Allen: Integrated chip provides all-purpose security



MANAGEMENT

Serious game teaches emergency responders
Real-time ‘Incident Commander’ is based on the National Incident Management System.

IG decries lax top-level oversight

NAPA says anxiety afflicts A-76 winners

Health emergencies highlight need for trusted identities



TECHNOLOGY

Emergency response portals ready for hurricane season
InsideNASA, NGA Earth can quickly shift into crisis mode when disaster strikes

Alienware offers snazzy workstation

The Pipeline

Printing for your eyes only



BUSINESS

8(a) firms found opportunity after 2005 hurricanes
Big companies were not the only ones providing relief in hard-hit areas

Companies build authentication bridge to government agencies

VFA finds niche in facilities management



POLICY

Feds scramble to improve emergency procurement information
But efforts to avoid a replay of 2005 disasters are not complete

DOD, VA told to use common software

TSA readies Registered Traveler system

Army gears up for contractor cuts



FlipSide

A high-tech time machine


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.

  • Shutterstock image: healthcare digital interface.

    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.

  • Shutterstock images (honglouwawa & 0beron): Bitcoin image overlay replaced with a dollar sign on a hardware circuit.

    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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