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The next bright idea
The roles government and industry play in innovative research have changed dramatically. Will America continue to lead the world in innovation?

Legislative ideas
Lawmakers are considering packages that seek to boost science and technology research

Wanted: Information assurance-savvy people
DOD is poised to push a new training and certification program to all military services and civilian departments

BPM aims to be a better team player
Success with business process management software lies in winning over weary users and linking to other office applications


TSA considers sole-sourcing TWIC contract
Bill language steers contract to a group that ID management companies view as unqualified

FAA manages air traffic with Linux

Agencies, unions brace for first phase of NSPS pilot program



Editorial: Research and development
Most people agree that innovation is important, but they disagree about what role the federal government should play

Lisagor: Lead with enlightenment


Nels Olson’s new lab is in the library
Materials researcher gives up biotech career to work with books at Library of Congressp>

State tries viral marketing


Open platform preferred for digital archives
ERA advisory committee recommends open model if security constraints allow

The Pipeline

Laptop is one tough traveler


CACI seeks scale and depth in acquisitions
Consolidation strategy opens new doors for integrator

XO spinoff beams broadband


Cybersecurity research plan identifies threats
Federal plan lacks a funding strategy for critical infrastructure protection R&D

Brailer resigns from health IT role

OMB touts the value in best-value


  • Budget
    Stock photo ID: 134176955 By Richard Cavalleri

    House passes stopgap spending bill

    The current appropriations bills are set to expire on Oct. 1; the bill now goes to the Senate where it is expected to pass.

  • Defense
    concept image of radio communication (DARPA)

    What to look for in DOD's coming spectrum strategy

    Interoperability, integration and JADC2 are likely to figure into an updated electromagnetic spectrum strategy expected soon from the Department of Defense.

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