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Homeland Security Special Report: The cargo challenge
Government executives face major challenges as they try to mitigate homeland security threats

Bridging the gap
What makes public/private security alliances succeed? It’s not just about the money — except when it is

Unattended hazards
Homeland security officials want better status and tracking information about hazardous rail freight

A long haul for freight security
Cargo security plans for trucking, maritime and aviation sectors seek a balance between homeland security and efficient commerce

Remembering MCI Mail
MCI did something no other company had done before when it connected its e-mail to the Internet


Buzz of the Week: Unintended consequences

  • "Dance of life"
    DOD's medical evacuation and receiving system in Landstuhl, Germany, manages a logistical ballet that has contributed to the lowest battlefield mortality rate in history

Feds’ move to e-forms delayed by third protest
GSA awaits GAO decision on award to Formatta

Hill presents alternative LOB strategy

CIOs spring forward on daylight-saving fix




Editorial: A call for debate
The government’s procurement system has been getting a careful review in recent months — something akin to a 10-year checkup

Kelman: Can we keep the kids?

Madsen: The SARA panel’s mission focus

Lorenze: The next management agenda


Marta Brito Pérez’s journey
New Homeland Security leader will focus on people’s concerns

Survey results set off culture alarm
at Homeland Security Department

  • Read the report of the Homeland Security Culture Task Force [.pdf].
    Source: Homeland Security Advisory Council

A new Congress is open to new ideas


Are there perils in penetration testing?
Yes, but calm heads can help you choose
whether to outsource or do it yourself

  • Click here to read’s Security news, features, source documents, online resources and more.


Outsourcing: Is it the next big thing or not?
Input’s federal outsourcing forecast is rosy
because many IT employees will retire soon

GSA forecasts modest increase in sales amid soul-searching

  • Read more about the General Services Administration’s customer service issues and related stories



DOD issues new policy on electronic warfare
Policy could be the first of many for dealing with cyberthreats from Chinese hackers

Council could elevate tech policy

OPM cites progress on security clearances

  • Read the report from the Security Clearance Oversight Group [.pdf].
    Source: White House

Agencies begin a year of fiscal dieting

Feds whittle down improper payments

FCW Time Machine

Remembering MCI Mail
MCI did something no other company had done before when it connected its e-mail to the Internet


The Gettysburg Address: The IT edition


Buzz of the Week

  • Click here to find out what the word about town was or here to listen to a podcast of the Buzz from the Feb. 26, 2007, issue.

Editorials: Submission guidelines

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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.

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    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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