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The collaboration gurus
The Collaboration Project, led by the National Academy of Public Administration, looks to be a center of excellence focused on the Web 2.0 world and how these tools can help government



Four cases in collaboration



DOD rallies around Lean Six Sigma
The methodology has become the Defense Department's "tool of choice" for business transformation


NEWS


Buzz of the Week: Security does matter


Stolen VA laptop caught in safety net
Department’s mobile data security policies and practices prevented information breach


DHS lets industry liaison keep business ties


Bush’s e-mail misery has company


Circuit


COMMENT


Editorial: The collaboration era
The real power of information comes when it is shared


Kelman: Keeping an eye on the prize



Fountain: FISMA's fifth birthday


Guerra: Regulating profit


Letters



MANAGEMENT


A collaboration leader
Angela Norris learned leadership lessons as a member of Voyagers class of 2007


SES pay is broken, critics say


EXECUTECH


Justice focuses on the process
Business process management helps reduce costs and improve results


PROCUREMENT


GAO disputes savings reports
Auditors find Forest Service lacked data to prove it complied with spending limits


Army reviews current, future data center storage needs


POLICY


OMB: Nonstandard isn’t OK
A new memo brings the government a step closer to having uniform financial standards



  • Read OMB's memo on the Financial Management Line of Business (.pdf).


Clearances: Faster, but not better


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    What cyber can learn from counterterrorism

    The U.S. has to look at its experience in developing post-9/11 counterterrorism policies to inform efforts to formalize cybersecurity policies, says a senior official.

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