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FEATURES

EA: Seeking a holistic approach to IT
Proponents see in enterprise architecture a discipline for bringing balance and harmony to IT expenditures

Enough of ‘ready, fire, aim’
Colorado legislators get involved in trying to prevent IT projects that misfire and waste millions

Software smarts
Bob Brown’s efforts to move the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office to SOA will mean better software for less money, but getting there will take some savvy salesmanship

Stumbling out of the gate
COMMITS NexGen, the anticipated sequel to a successful small-biz GWAC, is off to a slow start



NEWS

DHS loses another key official
Hastings’ departure renews concerns about morale, working conditions at the department

GSA shops for wireless services under strategic sourcing initiative

Lawmakers: Waste not on your IT projects, and we can help

Circuit



COMMENT

Editorial: A poor remembrance
We were more than disappointed to hear that the Office of Force Transformation is going to close.

Sprehe: Saving vs. managing e-mail

Kriens: Staying operational during a pandemic

Grkavac: No need to turn back time



MANAGEMENT

Tom Pyke: Learn the value of hard work
A 30-year career in information technology has taught DOE’s CIO valuable lessons

5 lessons from Katrina

Ideas for managing a multigenerational workforce


TECHNOLOGY

Astronauts to board virtual reality video game
New toolset will simulate driving on the moon and help NASA answer practical questions for future lunar missions

HP adds workgroup muscle to its scanner line

Cybercrime takes on a new guise


BUSINESS

Crossflo wins through focused anticipation
Niche company adds info-sharing expertise to security-minded procurements

CSC unveils Border and Immigration Solutions center

IBM expands its managed security services


POLICY

‘Ransom’ demand pays for free maps
USGS policies made biker think creatively about getting maps

OMB looks to grade agencies on bundling

Networx to emphasize fair opportunity

DHS rule might get industry to open up



FlipSide

Sept. 11: Five years later


The Fed 100

Read the profiles of all this year's winners.

Featured

  • Shutterstock image (by wk1003mike): cloud system fracture.

    Does the IRS have a cloud strategy?

    Congress and watchdog agencies have dinged the IRS for lacking an enterprise cloud strategy seven years after it became the official policy of the U.S. government.

  • Shutterstock image: illuminated connections between devices.

    Who won what in EIS

    The General Services Administration posted detailed data on how the $50 billion Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions contract might be divvied up.

  • Wikimedia Image: U.S. Cyber Command logo.

    Trump elevates CyberCom to combatant command status

    The White House announced a long-planned move to elevate Cyber Command to the status of a full combatant command.

  • Photo credit: John Roman Images / Shutterstock.com

    Verizon plans FirstNet rival

    Verizon says it will carve a dedicated network out of its extensive national 4G LTE network for first responders, in competition with FirstNet.

  • AI concept art

    Can AI tools replace feds?

    The Heritage Foundation is recommending that hundreds of thousands of federal jobs be replaced by automation as part of a larger government reorganization strategy.

  • DOD Common Access Cards

    DOD pushes toward CAC replacement

    Defense officials hope the Common Access Card's days are numbered as they continue to test new identity management solutions.

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