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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


Featured

  • Cybersecurity

    DHS floats 'collective defense' model for cybersecurity

    Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen wants her department to have a more direct role in defending the private sector and critical infrastructure entities from cyberthreats.

  • Defense
    Defense Secretary James Mattis testifies at an April 12 hearing of the House Armed Services Committee.

    Mattis: Cloud deal not tailored for Amazon

    On Capitol Hill, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis sought to quell "rumors" that the Pentagon's planned single-award cloud acquisition was designed with Amazon Web Services in mind.

  • Census
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    2020 Census to include citizenship question

    The Department of Commerce is breaking with recent practice and restoring a question about respondent citizenship last used in 1950, despite being urged not to by former Census directors and outside experts.

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