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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

Save the date for 28th annual Federal 100 Awards Gala.

Featured

  • Social network, census

    5 predictions for federal IT in 2017

    As the Trump team takes control, here's what the tech community can expect.

  • Rep. Gerald Connolly

    Connolly warns on workforce changes

    The ranking member of the House Oversight Committee's Government Operations panel warns that Congress will look to legislate changes to the federal workforce.

  • President Donald J. Trump delivers his inaugural address

    How will Trump lead on tech?

    The businessman turned reality star turned U.S. president clearly has mastered Twitter, but what will his administration mean for broader technology issues?

  • Login.gov moving ahead

    The bid to establish a single login for accessing government services is moving again on the last full day of the Obama presidency.

  • Shutterstock image (by Jirsak): customer care, relationship management, and leadership concept.

    Obama wraps up security clearance reforms

    In a last-minute executive order, President Obama institutes structural reforms to the security clearance process designed to create a more unified system across government agencies.

  • Shutterstock image: breached lock.

    What cyber can learn from counterterrorism

    The U.S. has to look at its experience in developing post-9/11 counterterrorism policies to inform efforts to formalize cybersecurity policies, says a senior official.

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