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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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    After missing in the last Congress, drafters of a bill to encourage cloud adoption are looking for a new plan.

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