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Embrace middle management...
...And other ways to prepare your organization for big changes in IT strategies and policies.


GAO: Suggestions welcome
How former Comptroller General David Walker began transforming the agency


The hiring fix
Federal agencies seek fresh ideas for speeding the hiring of the best and brightest


NEWS


Buzz of the Week: Eyeing a milestone


Alliant faces months-long setback
GSA officials opt to re-evaluate all 62 bids following ruling on successful protests


Stolen laptop reveals security gap


Responders test coordination skills


Circuit


COMMENT


Editorial: GSA’s Alliant lessons
GSA needs to take proactive steps to assure its customers that they can have faith in the government's contracting organization



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Causey: That's what I call stimulus



Welles: Birds of a feather



MANAGEMENT


OMB entrusts its legacy to PIOs
With a new position, administration seeks to institutionalize its performance programs


Culture counts in war for talent


DHS will press for HR changes


EXECTECH


SaaS is waiting to be noticed
Early adopters make case for software as a service, but many agencies are not buying it


White House e-mail forensics case won't be easy to crack


Video a hit with intell analysts


PROCUREMENT


A 'who's who' in small-biz rule
Officials propose changes to make contracting set-aside decisions easier


Have feds cheapened contract bonuses?


POLICY


Passport snooping raises alarm
Lawmakers consider whether additional legislation is needed to safeguard data


States, feds still struggle to share health information


Treasury tops FOIA worst list


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