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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


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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