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FEATURES

A real hard act to follow
States view the Real ID Act as an unreasonable and costly challenge, but some officials see in it the glimmer of a silver lining

How to secure the wireless fortress
Here’s what you must do to protect your WLANs



NEWS

House cuts critical DOD technology programs
Budget maneuvers take money from battlefield systems

Hack at USDA puts 26,000 at risk

Marines extend satellite communications

Intercepts

Circuit



COMMENT

Editorial: Forest vs. trees
In recent months, the drive for ethical purity has reached a fevered pitch

Kelman: Battling for young hearts and minds



MANAGEMENT

Voinovich offers workforce improvement bill
Proposal would mandate managerial training and rigorous employee performance reviews

GSA finds most agencies’ telework plans are ad hoc


TECHNOLOGY

Future of air traffic is in orbit
FAA says satellite-based system will offer more precise navigation, improve safety

The Pipeline



BUSINESS

Report confirms middle-market doldrums
A decade of dwindling growth has hurt weakened midtier federal professional services companies

Aleut Technologies gains foothold in DOD mentoring program

Mike Gaffney takes centerfield for CSC



POLICY

Move to extend wiretap law to VOIP criticized
Skeptics: Old law doesn’t fit new technology

Bill adds purchase card controls

House panel wants free public access to medical research



FlipSide

A few minutes with...Robert Carey


The Fed 100

Read the profiles of all this year's winners.

Featured

  • Then-presidential candidate Donald Trump at a 2016 campaign event. Image: Shutterstock

    'Buy American' order puts procurement in the spotlight

    Some IT contractors are worried that the "buy American" executive order from President Trump could squeeze key innovators out of the market.

  • OMB chief Mick Mulvaney, shown here in as a member of Congress in 2013. (Photo credit Gage Skidmore/Flickr)

    White House taps old policies for new government makeover

    New guidance from OMB advises agencies to use shared services, GWACs and federal schedules for acquisition, and to leverage IT wherever possible in restructuring plans.

  • Shutterstock image (by Everett Historical): aerial of the Pentagon.

    What DOD's next CIO will have to deal with

    It could be months before the Defense Department has a new CIO, and he or she will face a host of organizational and operational challenges from Day One

  • USAF Gen. John Hyten

    General: Cyber Command needs new platform before NSA split

    U.S. Cyber Command should be elevated to a full combatant command as soon as possible, the head of Strategic Command told Congress, but it cannot be separated from the NSA until it has its own cyber platform.

  • Image from Shutterstock.

    DLA goes virtual

    The Defense Logistics Agency is in the midst of an ambitious campaign to eliminate its IT infrastructure and transition to using exclusively shared, hosted and virtual services.

  • Fed 100 logo

    The 2017 Federal 100

    The women and men who make up this year's Fed 100 are proof positive of what one person can make possibile in federal IT. Read on to learn more about each and every winner's accomplishments.

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