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FEATURES

A message worth saving
E-mail archiving and performance management tools gain favor as the volume and importance of electronic messages grows

Look who’s updating those data dinosaurs
Nearly a dozen states are focused on reducing the costs of presenting benefits eligibility information to caseworkers using different approaches, including service-oriented architecture



NEWS

GSA opens up the reorganization playbook
Agency leaders disclose the initial plans for the new Federal Acquisition Service

Justice sets up fraud task force

NASA considers leap into social networking space

Circuit

Intercepts



COMMENT

Editorial: Finding the middle path
Good managers understand and appreciate the difference between use and abuse.

Letters

Kelman: The war for talent

Welles: Communicating at work



MANAGEMENT

Senior execs unhappy with performance pay
Sen. Voinovich urges a fair but speedy switch to exec pay based on performance

Web Manager teaches site skills

New CIO has broad-based view of IT issues


TECHNOLOGY

DOE reduces use of polygraph technology
Agency will end general screening of job applicants, employees

The Pipeline

PackBot gets a promotion

BlackBerry 8700g pumps up the power


BUSINESS

Perot Systems wants bigger share of fed market
Education contracts could prove instructional for other deals


POLICY

Law calls for DOD to clean up acquisition
Defense Authorization bill sets new rules for government/contractor interactions

DHS’ IG office declares itself remiss on laptop PC security



FlipSide

Debunking 9/11 conspiracies


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.

  • Shutterstock images (honglouwawa & 0beron): Bitcoin image overlay replaced with a dollar sign on a hardware circuit.

    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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