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FEATURES

EA: What is it?

10 thoughts/10 people on enterprise architecture



OMB scores high on EA

Even some of OMB's frequent critics say the House agency has been an effective advocate of enterprise architecture



  • Learn more about OMB's federal enterprise architecture here (Source: OMB).


The new public-safety language

The National Information Exchange Model provides a rallying point for government and industry to coordinate homeland security efforts



Up close and impersonal

Encrypted indexing techniques let security agencies exchange information more freely without sacrificing personal privacy



NEWS

Buzz of the Week


Is IT security getting short shrift?

Concerned former DOD officials call for greater use of cybersecurity metrics


OPM stung by thefts


Military can't buy IT fast enough


Circuit


COMMENT

Editorial: Dressing up EA's mission

Dick Burk has done much for enterprise architecture and linking EA to agency missions


Letters



MANAGEMENT

NASA needs boomer expertise

Brain drain could mean a serious setback for the agency's next trip to the moon



Defense unions optimistic


CFOs: Use more financial data


CIO University refills the pipeline



TECHNOLOGY

NSA begins crypto upgrade

15-year plan to fund new encoding technology


ITIL's stock rises



PROCUREMENT

GSA issues stricter rules on year-end spending requests

Agency asks for breathing room to award contracts before the end of the fiscal year



POLICY

Richard Burk: EA evangelist

OMB's retiring chief architect preaches the virtues of enterprise architecture





FLIPSIDE

A case for EA



Editorials: Submission guidelines


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FCW.com Hot Topics

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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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