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Senses working overtime
Air Force researchers aim to help pilots and others operate increasingly complex aircraft and mission support systems.






THE WEEK

Policy News


DOD broadens PKI parameters


Feds leave laptops unencrypted

Senate panel faults agency IT efforts


GAO: Agencies uneven on Networx track


House passes several homeland security bills





Acquisition News


Williams GSA nomination blocked; options weighed





Management News


DHS keeps mum on cybersecurity contract work




Technology News


Study: IT research program deserves more resources




From the pages of GCN


VA secures veterans’ records, identities


DOD starts scientific search Web site




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Editorial: Encouraging mediocrity


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Burns: The not so invisible hand




MANAGEMENT

Performance comes into focus
Armed with better metrics, agencies have an opportunity to improve under-performing programs.




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ACQUISITION


A push for more competition
White House, Congress want to see less work done through sole-source contracts







POLICY


Sharing information – and fears
Information sharing environment has made progress, but its future is unclear.



chartTECHNOLOGY


Dial in the perfect smart phone
Experts explain the key usability features, services and security issues to consider when making a buy.






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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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