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4 executive organizers

Three small-agency CIOs discuss strategies for managing personal e-mail and BlackBerry use, PowerPoint presentations, and brainstorming

Is the Defense Travel System finally ready to fly?

Expanding the system to accommodate trips for purposes other than temporary-duty travel is a Defense Department priority




NEWS

Buzz of the Week: The space economy



Young promises acquisition changes

New policy mandates use of competitive prototyping in large Defense programs


Bush threatens to veto a bill that would stengthen IGs



State issues new rules for Blackwater


Circuit





COMMENT

Editorial: Assisting acquisitions

GSA's assisted services business is too important to let fail. Here are three steps to make it work.


Kelman: The hiring season is here



Forman: A fiscal perfect storm




MANAGEMENT


Intell teams get ready for action

New program offers intensive training for early-career intelligence analysts


EVM replaces spreadsheets


Retiree bills face uncertain future




TECHNOLOGY

A paperless manifesto: 7 proposals

Early adopters in the digital records revolution share tips on winning conversion battles


PROCUREMENT


Treasury first to jump to Networx

After three years of controversy, the agency begins its network modernization project


No pain, no gain on small-biz goals




POLICY


DISA rethinks its security strategies

Defense Department’s net-centric data policies expose weaknesses in operational awareness


VA defends its IT recovery plans


Confusion over fusion centers


Army reasserts LandWarNet goals




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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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