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FEATURES

Are two cores better than one?
Dual-core notebooks hit the ground running

Tapping into the perfect tablet
Six points to consider when shopping for pen-based computers

An e-prescription for Medicaid
Information technology could help save Medicaid, but complexity and a lack of standard practices continue to hobble the program



NEWS

Union criticizes OPM's telework guidelines
NTEU says new pandemic telework rules lack employee negotiation, equipment supply rights

Vets to get free credit monitoring

CIA-backed investment stirs health privacy fears

Circuit

Intercepts



COMMENT

Editorial: Competition matters
GSA’s attempt to bring more contracts under its purview is misguided

Doan: There is no profit cap

Allen: New rules of contract ethics



MANAGEMENT

Susan Lawrence faces down adversity
Army gave 18-year-old Lawrence a path from Ida Grove, Iowa, to the Middle East


TECHNOLOGY

Many paths to the fast lane
Agencies have multiple options to speed up their wide-area network links

The Pipeline


BUSINESS

Brubaker back in the results business
Procentrix aims to maximize agency processes, systems

NASA helps woo tech companies

Reverse auctions become a diplomatic tool



POLICY

Agencies still in the red on financial performance
Score cards continue to show low grades for most agencies

Study finds low e-records IQ

House committee sets IT priorities for DHS

Census director raises a red flag about the upcoming e-census

GPO dots the i’s on a new performance-based contract



FlipSide

A few minutes with...Edward Adams


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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