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The new door openers
Defense Department officials used HSPD-12 smart cards in10 trial runs to test their
feasibility for providing improved building access security

It's hand-holding time
Employees facing background checks will need reassurance and training to help them adjust to the new smart cards

Status check
Federal Computer Week checked in with 25 agencies to see how they are implementing
Homeland Security Presidential Directive 12

EVM: A dash of cold water
Social Security Administration officials found that earned value management data is valuable only if it’s widely shared — so they publish EVM data on the agency’s intranet


Buzz of the Week: Quixotic battles

Windows configs late, but coming
Delays could mean agencies won’t have secure baseline installed until early 2008

GSA: We’ll change to black

DHS' latest red flag: Job holes



Editorial: Is FCW 'Doan obsessed?'
The General Services Administration is important, and that is reflected in news coverage

Kelman: Creating value and trust


New curriculum empowers leaders
IRM College prepares leaders for roles in transforming their organizations


A new take on crowd control
Can virtual directories help managers impose order on unruly directories?

FEC gives bounce to fundraising data


8(a) small businesses take a tumble
GSA enforces STARS contract by dropping 197 companies that failed to meet sales target

OPM restarts its financial migration


Fervor over formats cools for now
Massachusetts says yes to at least two nonproprietary document formats

COIs: Too much of a good thing?

E-discovery, e-gov’s latest flavor


Government’s black hole

Editorials: Submission guidelines

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