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FEATURES

Tech blogs on call
10 places to track the buzz in the blogosphere

EVM sounds the alarm
Smart agencies let earned value management lead them to better program management

Tax tech pays dividends
Financial benefits and an improved public image accrue to states that modernize their tax systems



NEWS

FAA takes an unusual route to spur innovation
Agency may use a rare procurement method in the hopes of attracting interested vendors

Interoperability still plagues DHS

FOSE puts a spotlight on technology

Intercepts

Comings and Goings



COMMENT

Editorial: Is GSA worth saving?
This is the time for a larger conversation about the agency's role in procurement.

Welles: Financial planning can’t wait

Thompson: A time to share



MANAGEMENT

Feds roiled by workforce changes
Experts warn against changing pay rules before feds improve management skills

IT essential to Army officer training

GAO finds gaps in secure credentialing



TECHNOLOGY

Identity management requires card smarts
Building the brains behind mandatory ID card programs won’t be easy

The Pipeline

Encrypt data or encrypt disk? You decide


BUSINESS

Alliant companies ready to sound off
GSA is going to get an earful from midsize businesses about planned IT services contract

Integrators tackle interoperability

Mirror Image takes on Akamai

Reverse auctions losing bid for broad use



POLICY

Bush budget seeks cuts in EPA library network
Librarians say the proposal endangers scientists’ access to environmental articles

CIOs lose sleep over security

Minn. governor offers data privacy proposals

PCAST panel ready to roll

Risk management critical for FISMA success



FlipSide

I’ll take my astro-shirt in an XL


The Fed 100

Read the profiles of all this year's winners.

Featured

  • Then-presidential candidate Donald Trump at a 2016 campaign event. Image: Shutterstock

    'Buy American' order puts procurement in the spotlight

    Some IT contractors are worried that the "buy American" executive order from President Trump could squeeze key innovators out of the market.

  • OMB chief Mick Mulvaney, shown here in as a member of Congress in 2013. (Photo credit Gage Skidmore/Flickr)

    White House taps old policies for new government makeover

    New guidance from OMB advises agencies to use shared services, GWACs and federal schedules for acquisition, and to leverage IT wherever possible in restructuring plans.

  • Shutterstock image (by Everett Historical): aerial of the Pentagon.

    What DOD's next CIO will have to deal with

    It could be months before the Defense Department has a new CIO, and he or she will face a host of organizational and operational challenges from Day One

  • USAF Gen. John Hyten

    General: Cyber Command needs new platform before NSA split

    U.S. Cyber Command should be elevated to a full combatant command as soon as possible, the head of Strategic Command told Congress, but it cannot be separated from the NSA until it has its own cyber platform.

  • Image from Shutterstock.

    DLA goes virtual

    The Defense Logistics Agency is in the midst of an ambitious campaign to eliminate its IT infrastructure and transition to using exclusively shared, hosted and virtual services.

  • Fed 100 logo

    The 2017 Federal 100

    The women and men who make up this year's Fed 100 are proof positive of what one person can make possibile in federal IT. Read on to learn more about each and every winner's accomplishments.

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