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DOD/SECURITY BUYERS' GUIDE
The guide focuses on contracts tailored to meet the unique requirements of the defense community. It includes service-specific and departmentwide contracts, such as the Enterprise Software Initiative. Because cybersecurity is such a big concern at defense agencies, this buyers' guide also highlights security-related contracts.


FEATURES


The environmental executive
Edwin Pinero's job is to make the federal government a model environmental citizen



Measuring green
Agencies turn to service-level agreements and other forms of performance contracting to achieve new energy efficiency and electronics stewardship goals



Nonfiction cyberwar
Military leaders come to grips with cyberwar beyond the pages of science fiction novels


NEWS


Buzz of the Week: The convenient truth



  • Watch the full video of Lurita Doan dressed as a witch and riding a Segway on Halloween.


Bush codifies program improvement
New executive order institutionalizes PART and sets up formal accountability processes


Secure desktops not just for Vista


How secure are security clearances?



And the 2007 Rising Stars are…


Circuit



COMMENT


Editorial: Fixing the schedules
Like them or not, GSA's schedule contracts have been remarkably successful, accounting for about $36 billion in annual sales.



  • Nominations for the annual Federal 100 awards program are now open. The nomination form can be found here.


McDonough: Ideas too good to sit on



Sprehe: Being overly simplistic



MANAGEMENT


Brubaker's new focus is research
DOT’s funding decisions will help shape the future civilian transportation infrastructure


OPM suspends telework for some of its workers



TECHNOLOGY


Networx billing systems tested
Testing regimen for ordering/billing systems clears the way for agencies to place orders


PROCUREMENT


Procurement chief chides IGs
Paul Denett speaks out against auditors who he says may be overstepping their bounds


POLICY


Lawmakers hit DHS on cyber plans
Langevin questions viability of a voluntary approach to critical infrastructure security


Navy offers high-level EA view


E-Gov Act reauthorization begins


FLIPSIDE


FCW Time Machine 2006: Blessed/cursed BlackBerry


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Featured

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    Does the IRS have a cloud strategy?

    Congress and watchdog agencies have dinged the IRS for lacking an enterprise cloud strategy seven years after it became the official policy of the U.S. government.

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    Who won what in EIS

    The General Services Administration posted detailed data on how the $50 billion Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions contract might be divvied up.

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    Trump elevates CyberCom to combatant command status

    The White House announced a long-planned move to elevate Cyber Command to the status of a full combatant command.

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    Verizon plans FirstNet rival

    Verizon says it will carve a dedicated network out of its extensive national 4G LTE network for first responders, in competition with FirstNet.

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    Can AI tools replace feds?

    The Heritage Foundation is recommending that hundreds of thousands of federal jobs be replaced by automation as part of a larger government reorganization strategy.

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    DOD pushes toward CAC replacement

    Defense officials hope the Common Access Card's days are numbered as they continue to test new identity management solutions.

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