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The real American idols
Those who join public service have a special calling.

Rising Star judges
Here are profiles of the judges who chose this year's Rising Star winners.

Rising Star winners
Here are the profiles of the winners of this year’s Rising Star Awards.

Megan Quinn & Steve Ressler: Accidental organizers
Two federal employees who felt out of place in an unfamiliar government workplace started an after-hours social network called Young Government Leaders.

Steven Krauss: The organizer
A rising business leader at GTSI has brought together other young business and government information technology leaders for professional and social activities.

Stacie Boyd: The portfolio manager
A relative novice found she has a knack for managing an e-government initiative to streamline the grant-making process across all federal grant-making agencies.

Craig Larscheid: The energy manager
An environmentally conscious manager of midrange computer operations at the U.S. Postal Service made numerous “green” decisions that reduced costly power consumption.

Randi Greenberg: The security minder
A conscientious information security manager for the Homeland Security Department’s US-VISIT program insists that higher-ups listen to her on security matters.

Hire me already!
New recruits say government work is a good gig — and as rewarding as ever — but getting a foot in the door can be a drag.


IM can cause instant trouble
Foley case highlights the potential pitfalls of instant messaging.

Filter catches Interior employees visiting gambling, sex sites

Doan campaigns against SEWP




Editorial: Taking advantage of advantages
Government at its best can be challenging while giving its employees an evolving career.

Welles: Talking across generations

Azaroff: Forget MySpace. It’s time for FedSpace


Bev Godwin: Serving on the front line of e-gov
Her job is to make government accessible by adopting the latest Web multimedia technologies.

Surveys to tap into feds’ feelings


New VOIP monitoring tools would make Ma Bell proud
Specialized products help agencies aim for carrier-grade quality levels.

Adobe focuses on Cold Fusion

Attensity masters linguistics

Chicago replaces Sun servers with HP

CryptoCard takes the pain out of passwords


DOD’s SBIR program shifts focus
Commercialization is the new driving force in technology funding.

SOA federal market is wide open


BTA sets standards for transformation
Defense agency says it must move quickly to prove its value to DOD business operations.

Rep. Kennedy offers EHR bill containing physician incentives

Davis highlights problems of data leakers


The Adventures of Doothis and Dally

The Fed 100

Read the profiles of all this year's winners.


  • 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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