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Inside the protection business
EMC’s Shannon Kellogg paints a sobering picture of growing online threats and overburdened security officials.





         



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Unlocking the national cybersecurity initiative
The Bush administration slowly reveals its cybersecurity initiative — and its impact on federal IT.






 


THE WEEK


Buzz of the Week: Security on the mind



FCW Caption Contest winner announced



Policy News


FISMA 2.0 bill will strengthen cybersecurity, experts say

Cybersecurity initiative seen as good first step


Acquisition News


Acquisition needs more than contracting officers, officials say

Army touts speedy tech development at conference


Management News

DHS plans new TWIC rule



FCW FORUM


Editorial: What to do with the CMO

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Breul: CMO idea could stick around




 



     





MANAGEMENT

Management in transition
OMB, GAO wanted to ensure the new administration is on top of management issues.



POLICY

DOD tests contractors’ ID cards

The pilot program’s future could hinge on the question of who conducts background checks.

 




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Field surveys landscape as chief
Lesley field approaches her job of OFPP administrator like a skier on a sea of ice.





POINTERS: RECOMMENDED READING
FCW points you in the direction of interesting blogs and Web sites that deal with all things information technology.


20 ideas worth stealing


How to find poor performers


California train crash: The online database


A grave turn for Web 2.0




The Fed 100

Save the date for 28th annual Federal 100 Awards Gala.

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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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