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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


Rising Stars

Meet 21 early-career leaders who are doing great things in federal IT.

Featured

  • SEC Chairman Jay Clayton

    SEC owns up to 2016 breach

    A key database of financial information was breached in 2016, possibly in support of insider trading, said the Securities and Exchange Commission.

  • Image from Shutterstock.com

    DOD looks to get aggressive about cloud adoption

    Defense leaders and Congress are looking to encourage more aggressive cloud policies and prod reluctant agencies to embrace experimentation and risk-taking.

  • Shutterstock / Pictofigo

    The next big thing in IT procurement

    Steve Kelman talks to the agencies that have embraced tech demos in their acquisition efforts -- and urges others in government to give it a try.

  • broken lock

    DHS bans Kaspersky from federal systems

    The Department of Homeland Security banned the Russian cybersecurity company Kaspersky Lab’s products from federal agencies in a new binding operational directive.

  • man planning layoffs

    USDA looks to cut CIOs as part of reorg

    The Department of Agriculture is looking to cut down on the number of agency CIOs in the name of efficiency and better communication across mission areas.

  • What's next for agency cyber efforts?

    Ninety days after the Trump administration's executive order, FCW sat down with agency cyber leaders to discuss what’s changing.

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