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It's a wireless world
Like it or not, smart phones and handheld messaging devices are all over government. Here’s how to make sure this invasion of mobile devices doesn’t drain your organization’s budget or threaten its security.

Mobile security requires an action plan
Security is one of the biggest management challenges that agencies face with mobile wireless devices. Chief among managers’ worries is the risks associated with employees using their own smart phones and personal digital assistants for official work.


NEWS

Buzz of the Week: Doan’s in-tense hearing

Waxman asks GSA’s Doan to resign
Panel leader casts a no-confidence vote, while Republicans call the hearing a waste

Government buys bulk encryption

Budget debate could grow acerbic

Circuit


COMMENT

Editorial: Innovation matters
The government should play a significant role in information technology innovation

Nadler: Staying inside the bounds

Welles: Your retirement ballpark


MANAGEMENT

Sade: I learned to love the FAR
GSA leader got hooked on procurement as a college student in a co-op program

GAO hires private lawyers

DOD reforms target bureaucracy


TECHNOLOGY

The new diet plan: Virtualization, then major consolidation
Most organizations will require new tools and techniques to reap the full benefits


PROCUREMENT

DHS has too many buying chiefs
Lawmakers blame agency’s organization for the contracting problems it faces

  • Read the testimony from the hearing about the number of procurement officials at the Homeland Security Department.
    (Source: Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee)

Industry: ‘Why don’t fedsget it?’


POLICY

DOD uses IT in stability operations
Forthcoming policy will define new rules for sharing data with NGOs and other groups

2009 will be big year for IRS

NARA says no to DRM software


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Featured

  • 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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