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FEATURES

Government Inc.
Policy-makers have worked hard to make the federal government run more like a business, but how far can they go?

Deft consolidation
Agencies turn to server virtualization to reverse the risk and liability of
costly computer sprawl

NEWS

Bandwidth squeeze imperils Navy's C4 goals
Internal memo cites concerns about inadequate satellite communications

China is suspected of hacking into Navy site

Army lets protesters onto ITES-2S

Circuit

Intercepts

COMMENT

Editorial: Apples and oranges
The idea that government should be run like a business is tempting but ultimately misguided

Flyzik: Declare victory and end the debate

Nelson: Putting citizens first

Welles: Want to be the biggest fed loser?

MANAGEMENT

Meet the politician who became a techie
Former Rep. Scott McPherson returns to the Florida statehouse as CIO

Management training targets contractors

Panel praises ICE’s management improvements

TECHNOLOGY

Webcasting offers window into government
More municipalities use the technology to put public meetings and training videos online

Technology briefs

State’s ERP project inspires public value approach

BUSINESS

Companies focus wares on IPv6 transition
Hexago sees a market for gateway devices to span the gap between IPv4 and IPv6

Arrowhead win signals telecom changes

POLICY

Defense Travel System has few defenders
Lawmakers, travel companies and DOD users all have complaints about the $500M system

Lawmakers urged to consider expanded mandate for e-filing

IRS prepares campaign to resuscitate Free File


FLIP SIDE

On the funny side

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.

  • Shutterstock image: healthcare digital interface.

    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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