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Broadband operators reject ding-a-ling answers

Scottsburg, Ind., officials got tired of waiting for broadband service to come, so they created their own

Talking across the fence

IT industry groups have complex relationships with the federal agencies and lawmakers they often collaborate with

Tickets to travel

How border states, with the blessing of the Homeland Security Department, are setting their own card standards for identifying travelers at border crossings


NEWS

Buzz of the Week: Embracing Web 2.0


DHS under more scrutiny after attacks

Agencies told to hold contractors accountablefor cybersecurity when they write contracts

DOD relents and names a CMO

Circuit


COMMENT

Editorial: Rudy’s management plans

Workforce issues are important enough to deserve something more than a silver-bullet remedy that everybody knows won’t work

Risher: The IT pay conundrum

MANAGEMENT

SEC case proves merit pay is hard

Arbitrator identifies subjective practices in SEC’s merit compensation system

OPM: Calling all SES hopefuls


TECHNOLOGY

PCs come full circle

Virtual desktop software is the latest
spin on server-based PC computing


PROCUREMENT

DIA to consolidate intell support

New award would reduce number of vendors so the agency can streamline its oversight

SBA to focus on women’s centers


POLICY

NextGen funding battle heats up

Controversy centers on whether Congress should impose air traffic system user fees

DOD tries a new risk strategy

OMB mandates the use of foreign-trade system

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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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