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Facebook: The Rising Star edition
This program demonstrates that being young has little to do with age. It has much more to do with how one views the world.



  • Check out all the Rising Star coverage here.


Rising Stars: The 2007 winners are...
These 24 people stand out.



Web 2.0: Rebooting the public square
Government leaders should be open to the role that collaborative technology can play.


NEWS


Buzz of the Week: DOD as a social networker



Fewer Internet freeways for feds
OMB security initiative will cut government’s gateway connections from 1,000 to about 50


Support grows for e-prescribing


OFPP: Better training gets results



  • Read Paul Denett’s memo on contracting officer’s technical representatives.


Circuit



COMMENT


Editorial: A workforce window
The government has a real opportunity to marry the experience of age with the new thoughts, ideas and energy of a younger workforce.



Kelman: Smart negotiating



Wagner: A society of immortals


Petrillo: A memo to Waxman


MANAGEMENT


DOD is serious about Six Sigma
Business Transformation Agency plans to train 500 practitioners in a year


Agencies find value in coaching


TECHNOLOGY


IT appliances: Avoid overdoing it
Having too many single-purpose devices leads to complexity instead of simplicity


EU focuses R&D on counterterrorism


PROCUREMENT


FAR Council endorses SmartBuy
Proposed regulation would give SmartBuy more visibility among contracting officials


Agencies overlook disability rule


POLICY


Obama calls for federal CTO
Policy experts are split on the potential effectiveness of the executive position


Navy begins 500-day IT campaign


Tax politics slow IRS readiness


FLIPSIDE


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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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    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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    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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