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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


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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