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The competition question
Procurement changes recommended by Marcia Madsen's panel seek to open the government market and increase competition



Shopping for Uncle Sam
Rick Gunderson’s internship programs at the Transportation Security Administration are a promising means of filling federal acquisition positions with qualified employees


NEWS


Buzz of the Week


Agencies fall short on HSPD-12 deadline
OMB cites significant progress in setting the foundation for standard ID cards


Congress looks for price fix


New protests stall FedBizOpps


Circuit



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COMMENT

Editorial: Waxman at a crossroads
Waxman now faces an important decision: Does he want to have an impact, or is he comfortable sitting outside throwing stones?



Kelman: Inconvenient truths
Getting a demoralized contracting community back on track is possible with good leadership



MANAGEMENT


Jefferts’ pursuit is precision
Physicist at NIST leads a team that manages to keep the rest of us on atomic time


Program managers are also security managers


TECHNOLOGY

Sorting the personal from the public
Cleaning up personal data inadvertently posted on government sites is no easy task



Why file virtualization? It’s easy


PROCUREMENT


Feds seek the art of negotiation
Policy-makers now have data to use in addressing acquisition workforce gaps


Speedy interagency contracts face possible new restrictions


POLICY


Justice explains C&A approach
Agencies are close to consensus on standards for security certification and accreditation


SBInet stumbles on its first steps


Terrorist watch list problems continue to rankle lawmakers



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FCW time machine: 2003: Then…and now



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