Acquisition jobs a tough sell to would-be feds

The federal government should be an attractive place to work in these troubled times, but the bureaucracy still scares off would-be employees.

Health IT commission postpones certifications

The Certification Commission for Health Information Technology said it will put off some of its certification activities until it reviews what HHS has in mind for health IT

Virtual double take

Our cover story on virtual training applications like Second Life may cause some readers to scratch their heads and say, “Wha…?”

A reader's guide to virtual world technology

Here are some links to articles and resources for feds looking to learn more about Second Life and other virtual world technology.

The hidden force in acquisition

Changing contracting priorities are elevating the position of the contracting officer’s technical representative.

Virtual training has risks

Second Life and similar virtual environments have a share of dangers for the unwary agency.

Federal Consortium: Something for everyone

The Federal Consortium for Virtual Worlds is looking to address basic challenges with virtual world technology.

Virtual learning gets second wind from Second Life

Despite resistance, some agencies are finding fruitful uses for virtual worlds.

Science site sees training potential

Education and outreach have been the motivation behind, a virtual community in Second Life dedicated to science and technology, whose members include NASA and NOAA, among others.

Government needs wide net to recruit talent

Undergraduate and graduate business schools could help the federal government fill its need for contracting professionals.

Chilton: Cybersecurity is each user's responsibility

Some of the military's vulnerability to cyberattacks is because users don't take security seriously, general says.

Senate security bill would put burden on contractors

The measure would require the licensing and certification of people who provide cybersecurity services to agencies.

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