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Published Nov. 12, 2007


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Homeland Security's high-tech gamble
DHS’ low-profile “skunk works” seeks game-changing technologies to thwart tomorrow’s terrorists



  • Read a Web Extra on a new approach to software security.


Gregory Garcia: His first year as cybersecurity czar
Industry and government observers say Garcia has made important progress, but challenges remain


NEWS


Buzz of the Week: Hidden costs of schedule woes


DHS gets HSPD-12 extension
Homeland Security Department says it is committed to the smart card ID program


Bush bolsters cyberdefenses


Congress endorses GSA's assisted services


Circuit



COMMENT


Editorial: Looking for leadership
Leadership seems so simple, yet we all know how difficult it is.



Welles: Getting ready to retire?



Letters to the editor



MANAGEMENT


IGs, CIOs team on IT security
Collaboration — instead of antagonism — improves outcome for FISMA compliance


DARPA finds creativity in junior faculty members


TECHNOLOGY


Cities opt for high-end storage
Governments now buy sophisticated gear that used to be for large organizations only


PROCUREMENT


Panel finds contracting disarray
Army needs leadership and training to reduce contracting fraud and abuse


DOD seeks net-centricity help


POLICY


No break in appropriations logjam
With Bush and Congress at loggerheads, agencies face an extended budget freeze


ODNI changes FISMA focus


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