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FEATURES


Government enters the blogosphere
TSA and other pioneering agencies identify best practices for leveraging blogs and other social networking applications



5 blogs worth reading
A quick guide to 4 government blogs (and one other) that are becoming important voices in the community


NEWS


Buzz of the Week: Wowed by Alabama


Vendor assailed for unfair marketing
Encryption company accused of using government assessments that don't exist


E-records haunt OSC chief


Founding Fathers go digital




COMMENT


Editorial: Rob Burton: A steady hand



Aronie: The Eagle and the Arrow


Fox: Doan picked a good fight


Soloway: Challenges are opportunities



MANAGEMENT


Feds discover gold in blog posts
Interactive Web becomes a tool for agencies to highlight resources and engage the public



  • Check out the federal blogs mentioned in this article.



EXECUTECH



Training as portable as the Marines
Deployable Virtual Training Environment keeps Marines’ skills from getting rusty



PROCUREMENT


Performance contracts fall short
Audits point to a need for additional training to develop contracting officers’ knowledge


Could frequent industry days help DOD deliver system?




POLICY


IRS seeks ideas to boost e-filing
The tax service sorts through proposals to expand e-filing, but it finds no easy answers


DHS touts intell advances

FLIPSIDE

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Featured

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    How Einstein changes the way government does business

    The Department of Commerce is revising its confidentiality agreement for statistical data survey respondents to reflect the fact that the Department of Homeland Security could see some of that data if it is captured by the Einstein system.

  • Defense Secretary Jim Mattis. Army photo by Monica King. Jan. 26, 2017.

    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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    DHS vague on rules for election aid, say states

    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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    How the hiring freeze targets millennials

    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.

  • Shutterstock images (honglouwawa & 0beron): Bitcoin image overlay replaced with a dollar sign on a hardware circuit.

    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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