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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


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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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