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FCW's Federal List: 10 organizations worth watching

We chose these 10 for their innovation and growth, and for being bellwethers of change in the government IT community.


Chat room diplomacy

Blogs and virtual consulates are the new diplomatic tools in the State Department's efforts to change public opinion abroad


Fighting fires with geospatial data

Topographical maps enriched with layers of relevant data are helping officials become better fire managers



NEWS

Buzz of the Week: Goodbye summer, and back to work


DOD to decide on Navy HR system

England must determine whether Navy will use DIMHRS or the Marine Corps' system.


FAA's $1 billion contract to ITT targets air traffic delays


Border states to test hybrid IDs


Circuit



COMMENT

Editorial: Thriving in chaos
Leadership and management in a time of disruption, chaos and change are particularly challenging.



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Amme: You can be a survivor


Stephenson: Web 2.0 and security


Kolcun: Software 2.0


MANAGEMENT

The most divisive issue: Pay

Distrust has stalled federal efforts to change the 50-year-old civil service pay system





TECHNOLOGY

Gadgets that don't play by the rules

Beware of employees bearing smart phones, IM services and peer-to-peer file sharing software




PROCUREMENT

Consolidation changes the game

Consequences of governmentwide initiatives

alter the federal contracting landscape





POLICY

OMB's one-face approach

Agencies find 'one government' to be a disruptive, but not unreasonable, concept



Policies challenge the status quo

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Eye on the sky ' from your desktop



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    How Einstein changes the way government does business

    The Department of Commerce is revising its confidentiality agreement for statistical data survey respondents to reflect the fact that the Department of Homeland Security could see some of that data if it is captured by the Einstein system.

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    Mattis mulls consolidation in IT, cyber

    In a Feb. 17 memo, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis told senior leadership to establish teams to look for duplication across the armed services in business operations, including in IT and cybersecurity.

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    DHS vague on rules for election aid, say states

    State election officials had more questions than answers after a Department of Homeland Security presentation on the designation of election systems as critical U.S. infrastructure.

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    How the hiring freeze targets millennials

    The government desperately needs younger talent to replace an aging workforce, and experts say that a freeze on hiring doesn't help.

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    VA moves ahead with homegrown scheduling IT

    The Department of Veterans Affairs will test an internally developed scheduling module at primary care sites nationwide to see if it's ready to service the entire agency.

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    MGT Act poised for a comeback

    After missing in the last Congress, drafters of a bill to encourage cloud adoption are looking for a new plan.

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