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FEATURES

An 800-pound gorilla no more?
Unix still has staying power, but Linux continues to make steady gains in the federal market

A new direction for open source
Software vendors consider switch to fee-based model

Army lessons learned
Junior officers sharing battlefield experiences in near-real time adapt faster than the Army’s top military leaders



NEWS

Court decision lifts cloud hanging over Interior
Federal appeals court reverses order that would have shut down much of Interior’s IT

DHS bill slashes research funds

Congress to quiz top VA officials

Circuit

Intercepts



COMMENT

Editorial: Doan’s early mark
Lurita Doan has served as GSA's administrator for only a few weeks, but there are a number of positive signs.

Kelman: Contracting is a balancing act



MANAGEMENT

The veterinarian becomes a CIO
Gregory Parham combines his career interests in epidemiology and information technology

Why can’t feds hire better, faster?


TECHNOLOGY

Can AJAX find harmony on agency Web sites?
Hot coding technique unable to hit fed Web pages because of accessibility questions

Malware threats on the rise

The Pipeline

Gateway E-100M: The price is right



BUSINESS

Critical data loss from within spawns new market
Outbound content compliance segment expected to hit $2 billion by 2009

Small businesses wait for DOD dollars



POLICY

Politics changes A-76 landscape
Congress uses its power to intercede in public/private job competitions

Do Alaskan companies freeze out competitors?

FIPS policy creates Catch-22



FlipSide

One child, one laptop


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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