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Keeping information on track
The Internal Revenue Service is in the midst of one of the most protracted of all systems renovations as it modernizes its Master File taxpayer account system

An unfinished net for catching terrorists
DOD and ODNI have made significant progress in sharing intelligence information, but critics worry that the rest of government is being left behind

Rainy-day lessons about resiliency
The Internal Revenue Service revamped its continuity-of-operations plans following a damaging flood that shut down its headquarters building in Washington, D.C., for more than five months


NEWS

Buzz of the Week: Disappearing records

Congress to act on workforce shortage
Rep. Moran eyes DOD spending bill as vehicle for acquisition changes

Federal IT security ratchets up a fraction

NASA invites open-source partners

Circuit


COMMENT

Editorial: A missed opportunity
GSA Administrator Lurita Doan's recent testimony before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee was a spectacle that amounted to very little.

Sprehe: Missing the point

Welles: Now it’s your turn to blog


MANAGEMENT

Jazzed about IPv6
Education’s Peter Tseronis gets the message
on government’s mandatory transition to IPv6

Novak: Use knowledge management
for succession planning


TECHNOLOGY

Software on tap
Software-as-a-service providers are back with new and more popular offerings



PROCUREMENT

A tip of the iceberg?
Sen. Grassley’s inquiry into GSA’s contract with Sun could open up a wider investigation

‘Green’ computers can replace toxic PCs


POLICY

OMB: FIPS matters
Agencies have not been requiring vendors to meet mandatory FIPS cryptography standard

Defense transformation searches for new identity


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    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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    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.

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    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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