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FEATURES

Policing terror
Pioneering law enforcement agencies use data sharing and analysis tools to step up anti-terrorism contributions

Now hear this!
Local officials tap new location-aware and multichannel emergency alert systems to better reach a more mobile citizenry

Talk isn’t cheap
Maturing technologies address the high cost of radio interoperability for state and local first responders



NEWS

Democratic win signals changes for federal IT
Workforce and policy issues are also now in flux

Experts debate Rumsfeld's transformation legacy

Shuttle Discovery's obsolete code could force launch delay

Circuit

Intercepts



COMMENT

Editorial: Change management
We hope the new Democratic leaders will carry out the effective oversight tradition exemplified by Reps. Davis' and Waxman's leadership of the House Government Reform Committee

Kelman: Let the vendor perform

Welles: California hangs a vacancy sign



MANAGEMENT

A career as a secrecy watchdog
Steven Aftergood condemns the abuses of overclassification, excessive secrecy

IRS turns to employees to push system modernization efforts

Striking the right balance for customer service


TECHNOLOGY

DOD pushes wireless to the edge
JFCOM prepares tactical mobile networks for homeland security and battlefield missions

HSPD-12 cards open new worlds

Microsoft takes the Linux pledge, partners with Novell

The Pipeline

Semirugged Toughbook offers dual-core processing


BUSINESS

Ballard in command at Perot Systems GS
Former Navy submarine engineer plots a course into the federal market

Deep Water Point keeps an eye on Congress’ IT appropriations

IAC ponders dues increase to meet deficit

Business briefs


POLICY

Air Force to create Cyber Command
The service intends to apply laws of war, including proportional response to attacks

Agencies urged to focus first on policies to protect data

DOT faces new security challenges in 2007

A last-ditch try for a health IT bill

At summit, speakers urge CIOs to be creative



FlipSide

Competitive caption sourcing


Rising Stars

Meet 21 early-career leaders who are doing great things in federal IT.

Featured

  • SEC Chairman Jay Clayton

    SEC owns up to 2016 breach

    A key database of financial information was breached in 2016, possibly in support of insider trading, said the Securities and Exchange Commission.

  • Image from Shutterstock.com

    DOD looks to get aggressive about cloud adoption

    Defense leaders and Congress are looking to encourage more aggressive cloud policies and prod reluctant agencies to embrace experimentation and risk-taking.

  • Shutterstock / Pictofigo

    The next big thing in IT procurement

    Steve Kelman talks to the agencies that have embraced tech demos in their acquisition efforts -- and urges others in government to give it a try.

  • broken lock

    DHS bans Kaspersky from federal systems

    The Department of Homeland Security banned the Russian cybersecurity company Kaspersky Lab’s products from federal agencies in a new binding operational directive.

  • man planning layoffs

    USDA looks to cut CIOs as part of reorg

    The Department of Agriculture is looking to cut down on the number of agency CIOs in the name of efficiency and better communication across mission areas.

  • What's next for agency cyber efforts?

    Ninety days after the Trump administration's executive order, FCW sat down with agency cyber leaders to discuss what’s changing.

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