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Be a great boss
Most organizations, especially federal agencies, suffer from undermanagement

Videoconferencing is a comeback hit
5 reasons why videoconferencing gear is finally winning over critics


NEWS

Buzz of the Week

GSA jump-starts HSPD-12
Retooled Managed Services Office to begin issuing cards under new contract by July

Doan endures political firestorm

Theft task force: Stop SSN use

Circuit


COMMENT

Editorial: What are the issues?

Focus on the mission

The telework dance


MANAGEMENT

Mentoring helps SSA become a better place
On the best places to work list, SSA ranked 21st last year, this year, it jumped to 7th

How low can morale go at DHS?


TECHNOLOGY

Weak spots in the fortress
Vulnerabilities in Web-based software put agencies and citizens at risk


PROCUREMENT

Justice joins fraud lawsuit
Whistle-blower suit alleges that IT vendors submitted false invoices to the government

GSA fights to regain market share

Feds stay competitive

POLICY

Evans: Standards are us
OMB says standard configurations will bring savings and greater security

DOD programs face day of reckoning

Port security measures delayed — again


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  • 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.

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    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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