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FEATURES

Are they A-76 winners or second-class feds?

Public/private jobs competitions are unpopular with lawmakers, fraught with anxiety for employees and increasingly not worth the trouble for companies invited to compete. But there are positive lessons for CXOs about the government's policy of competitive sourcing.


Getting the message out

Everyone talks about best practices, but like messages in a bottle, best practices are difficult to find. Should agencies be trying harder?


NEWS

Buzz of the Week: OMB's Burk will leave legacy of change


Feds earn low grades from SBA

Half of all agencies received failing marks on first rating of small-business contracting


Security clearance process needs new ideas


Agencies to lead in applying immigration provisions


Circuit



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COMMENT

Editorial: Praising experimentation

Web 2.0 technologies may be difficult to assess in terms of ROI, but there is potential in those technologies



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Lent: Fixing an image problem


Talcove: A business case for IPv6



Kobuszewski: The new green


MANAGEMENT

Does DHS need a chief manager?

Lawmakers would like a CMO to provide

long-term management continuity at DHS


Congress touts telework


TECHNOLOGY

Virtual sergeant does recruiting

Army creates an intelligent search tool to assist overworked service recruiters


Watch out, YouTube



PROCUREMENT

TSA could lose FAR exemption

Lawmakers want TSA to follow the same procurement rules that everyone else does


Air Force stands behind industry code




POLICY

E-authentication grows up

GSA bets agencies will be willing to pay a fee for e-authentication services


Digital standards come first


House axes stability ops center


Congress takes aim at US-VISIT


FLIPSIDE

Top 10 tech hits at 25



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    Does the IRS have a cloud strategy?

    Congress and watchdog agencies have dinged the IRS for lacking an enterprise cloud strategy seven years after it became the official policy of the U.S. government.

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    Who won what in EIS

    The General Services Administration posted detailed data on how the $50 billion Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions contract might be divvied up.

  • Wikimedia Image: U.S. Cyber Command logo.

    Trump elevates CyberCom to combatant command status

    The White House announced a long-planned move to elevate Cyber Command to the status of a full combatant command.

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    Verizon plans FirstNet rival

    Verizon says it will carve a dedicated network out of its extensive national 4G LTE network for first responders, in competition with FirstNet.

  • AI concept art

    Can AI tools replace feds?

    The Heritage Foundation is recommending that hundreds of thousands of federal jobs be replaced by automation as part of a larger government reorganization strategy.

  • DOD Common Access Cards

    DOD pushes toward CAC replacement

    Defense officials hope the Common Access Card's days are numbered as they continue to test new identity management solutions.

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