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In search of safe harbor
The complexities of port facilities make maritime domain awareness one of the biggest challenges in homeland security



Commerce versus security
The debate about screening shipping containers is one problem that current technology is not going to solve



THE WEEK

Buzz of the Week: An inconvenient fiscal truth




Policy News


Next up for IPv6: Innovations



Acquisition News
Council to address clearance delays

IG criticizes VA use of ‘Magic Quadrant

Skinner: TSA cut corners on sole-source awards

Putting documents online gains steam in Congress


From the pages of GCN

Spam expected to jump in July

NIST revises IT security guides


FCW FORUM

Editorial: Right man, bad timing?



Suda: IT paves the way to safer roads
Kelman: The quest for objective research




MANAGEMENT



Ariz. assembles project experts
State officials say they are reaping the benefits of a training and certification program


GAO: DHS should merge net offices




ACQUISITION


Work (statements) of art
A team of experts helps Coast Guard program managers write performance-based requirements



POLICY

OMB: Keep your briefs brief
Agencies told to create summary versions of documents as part of a push for transparency




POINTERS: RECOMMENDED READING

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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.

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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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