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FEATURE


How secure is your COOP?
Contingency planners, such as New York’s William Pelgrin, must balance recovering quickly from a disaster with recovering safely.



THE WEEK

Buzz of the Week: GSA leadership shuffle dominates water-cooler talk


Time to update the Privacy Act?
Other Policy News

FOIA ruling raises questions

An IT strategy for the transition

GAO: Senior privacy officials need authority

Security clearance solution deferred



Accord might avert furloughs

Other Management News

Agencies to launch alternate-pay project


Collaboration will expand CIOs’ roles



Are schedule prices a good deal?

Other Acquisition News

GSA plans schedules oversight office

Officials ask for more insight


Technology News

CIA collaborates online

IPv6 deadline challenges DHS


From the pages of GCN

DISA’s Croom, agency leaders recognized


FCW FORUM

Editorial: Defending CIO bloggers

Welles: The power of being positive



MANAGEMENT



State’s new CIO defines her role
Susan Swart says she will be successful if she can help agency diplomats fulfill their mission




ACQUISITION


OFPP offers new guidelines to improve interagency contacting
Some say OFPP’s new policy guidance might be too little, too late to offer effective oversight


TECHNOLOGY


A new life for talk-to-text?
Efforts of speech-recognition developers could pay off as a smart application for smart phones



POLICY

Security pieces come together
Deadlines for several federal cybersecurity initiatives are coming due this summer




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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.

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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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    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.

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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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