Training as portable as the Marines

Deployable Virtual Training Environment keeps Marines’ skills from getting rusty.

Letter: Use of open systems now will attract next generation

Open architecture is not an option but a matter of time imperative.Current systems have served us well over the decades and can still support the [open architecture] transition, but the future will not wait.

Letter: Smart card advice for a smooth transition

It is actually much easier to prepare the network to accept smart cards for log on while accepting both a user name and password or PIV card/PIN for log on.

Letter: Set a DOD PowerPoint standard

One reader, who is not fond of PowerPoint's bullets, writes: "The use of bullets within the Department of Defense should be limited to weapons."

Don’t be surprised by e-discovery

Government and legal experts suggest 5 steps for improving your ability to produce records needed for legal proceedings.

Energy agency tries merit pay

Unions say they will watch closely as NNSA introduces a new pay system.

Storage smarts: a class act

Federal employees and organizations find value in obtaining specialization and certification in storage technologies.

PowerPoint: Project yourself

Public-speaking experts offer pointers on delivering effective presentations

Responders test coordination skills

Disaster exercise demonstrates improvements in incident response performance.

HUD to use e-games to learn business model

The agency is changing its business model for the program from a public housing agency-centric approach to an asset management model.

Letter: Transitioning to project management difficult

t's not surprising [that] IT project management is not growing. The entrance criteria are pretty onerous, and those in charge seem to want to keep the club pure.

Letter: Educating agency staff better than limiting award fees

The solution is to educate the agency staff on how to write an award fee determination plan, how to develop meaningful metrics, how to set performance standards and how to do the required monitoring.

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