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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

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    How Einstein changes the way government does business

    The Department of Commerce is revising its confidentiality agreement for statistical data survey respondents to reflect the fact that the Department of Homeland Security could see some of that data if it is captured by the Einstein system.

  • Defense Secretary Jim Mattis. Army photo by Monica King. Jan. 26, 2017.

    Mattis mulls consolidation in IT, cyber

    In a Feb. 17 memo, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis told senior leadership to establish teams to look for duplication across the armed services in business operations, including in IT and cybersecurity.

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    DHS vague on rules for election aid, say states

    State election officials had more questions than answers after a Department of Homeland Security presentation on the designation of election systems as critical U.S. infrastructure.

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    How the hiring freeze targets millennials

    The government desperately needs younger talent to replace an aging workforce, and experts say that a freeze on hiring doesn't help.

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    VA moves ahead with homegrown scheduling IT

    The Department of Veterans Affairs will test an internally developed scheduling module at primary care sites nationwide to see if it's ready to service the entire agency.

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    MGT Act poised for a comeback

    After missing in the last Congress, drafters of a bill to encourage cloud adoption are looking for a new plan.

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