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Federal agencies will spend the next two years making connection selections that will shape their telecom and data communications for a decade

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NSPS moves off dead center, but not by much
DOD’s controversial National Security Personnel System faces continuing resistance from employee unions and an authorization time clock that is running out


NEWS

Buzz of the Week: DHS' turn in the hot seat

GSA sets HSPD-12 price point
GSA’s lower card cost forces Interior to rethink its plans as a secure card provider

Lawmakers grill DHS' CIO

Waxman: E-mail records are a mess

Circuit

  • Read Kelman’s blog post on songs for procurement officials and suggest your own song.

COMMENT

Editorial: More headlines than help
FCW shares hopeful and depressing points about the main players at a Doan hearing

Wagner: Lessons from the past

Okay: Fair opportunity explained


MANAGEMENT

Hayden wants fewer CIA contractors
Director sets a goal of reducing contractor workforce by 10 percent in 15 months

Lawmakers disappointed by federal telework gains


TECHNOLOGY

Dual-mode: Two is better than one
Smart phones that switch between cellular and Wi-Fi could reduce telecom expenses

Technology briefs


PROCUREMENT

Encryption BPAs are open to all
Contracts awarded under GSA’s SmartBuy signal better intergovernmental relations

Procurement briefs


POLICY

Devices bring new security policies
Red, black handhelds are an innovation that will require new security procedures

Justice breaks 1-hour rule


FLIPSIDE

Beam me up, Scotty?


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  • SEC Chairman Jay Clayton

    SEC owns up to 2016 breach

    A key database of financial information was breached in 2016, possibly in support of insider trading, said the Securities and Exchange Commission.

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    DOD looks to get aggressive about cloud adoption

    Defense leaders and Congress are looking to encourage more aggressive cloud policies and prod reluctant agencies to embrace experimentation and risk-taking.

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    The next big thing in IT procurement

    Steve Kelman talks to the agencies that have embraced tech demos in their acquisition efforts -- and urges others in government to give it a try.

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    DHS bans Kaspersky from federal systems

    The Department of Homeland Security banned the Russian cybersecurity company Kaspersky Lab’s products from federal agencies in a new binding operational directive.

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    USDA looks to cut CIOs as part of reorg

    The Department of Agriculture is looking to cut down on the number of agency CIOs in the name of efficiency and better communication across mission areas.

  • What's next for agency cyber efforts?

    Ninety days after the Trump administration's executive order, FCW sat down with agency cyber leaders to discuss what’s changing.

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