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FEATURES

A picture-perfect Vista?
Maybe not, but there’s a lot to like about Microsoft’s forthcoming operating system, including a snazzy user interface, stronger security and improved network features

Wagering on Wi-Fi
Will municipal Wi-FI’s current growing pains give way to ubiquitous coverage, or will the wireless boom fall back to earth?

A new view of MOBIS
Services GWAC indirectly supports IT projects



NEWS

Beleaguered GTSI sheds reseller model
After suffering a ‘perfect storm’ in 2005, company officials steer new course

DHS disputes GAO card audit

First eco-friendly computers certified

Circuit

Intercepts



COMMENT

Editorial: Security matters
Imagine doing your job without a connection to the Internet

Welles: The dynamics of technology

Lisagor: Counting your neighbor’s wealth



MANAGEMENT

Cita Furlani wants to get the questions right
New director of NIST’s IT Lab mixes technical smarts with management savvy

Discrimination complaints decline


TECHNOLOGY

D.C. builds excess capacity into fiber network
Tech authority should operate and manage DC-NET, officials say

Web filtering’s second act

The Pipeline



BUSINESS

Vendors try to turn down the heat
Sun and HP appeal to data-center managers with energy-saving servers, cooling systems

Black Box opens in federal market



POLICY

Bon voyage for Defense Travel System?
Senate tries policy shift to lift ailing DOD program

Virginia gives contractors tax relief

Critics fault AIIM guidelines

OMB catalogs enterprise architecture policies



FlipSide

For the artist in everybody


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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