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FEATURES

Storm Watch 2006: Ready or not
Authorities enter the 2006 hurricane season better prepared than last year but not as ready as they would like to be

Dial VOIP in case of emergency
Voice-over-IP technology finds a new fit with business continuity strategies

Comments, please
A new Defense Department memo directs all DOD organizations to use the online Federal Docket Management System to issue regulations



NEWS

War accounts under attack as DOD scrambles for funds
Warfighters caught in the crossfire of battle over budget supplemental

Davis challenges FTI's value

Centcom plans Middle East network expansion

Circuit

Intercepts



COMMENT

Editorial: Celebrating youth
FCW is seeking nominations for Rising Stars, a new awards program for up-and-coming younger workers in the government information technology community

Letters

Welles: Get started with a good book

Lisagor: Five habits to avoid

Kelman: Change management

Allen: Integrated chip provides all-purpose security



MANAGEMENT

Serious game teaches emergency responders
Real-time ‘Incident Commander’ is based on the National Incident Management System.

IG decries lax top-level oversight

NAPA says anxiety afflicts A-76 winners

Health emergencies highlight need for trusted identities



TECHNOLOGY

Emergency response portals ready for hurricane season
InsideNASA, NGA Earth can quickly shift into crisis mode when disaster strikes

Alienware offers snazzy workstation

The Pipeline

Printing for your eyes only



BUSINESS

8(a) firms found opportunity after 2005 hurricanes
Big companies were not the only ones providing relief in hard-hit areas

Companies build authentication bridge to government agencies

VFA finds niche in facilities management



POLICY

Feds scramble to improve emergency procurement information
But efforts to avoid a replay of 2005 disasters are not complete

DOD, VA told to use common software

TSA readies Registered Traveler system

Army gears up for contractor cuts



FlipSide

A high-tech time machine


The Fed 100

Read the profiles of all this year's winners.

Featured

  • Shutterstock image (by wk1003mike): cloud system fracture.

    Does the IRS have a cloud strategy?

    Congress and watchdog agencies have dinged the IRS for lacking an enterprise cloud strategy seven years after it became the official policy of the U.S. government.

  • Shutterstock image: illuminated connections between devices.

    Who won what in EIS

    The General Services Administration posted detailed data on how the $50 billion Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions contract might be divvied up.

  • Wikimedia Image: U.S. Cyber Command logo.

    Trump elevates CyberCom to combatant command status

    The White House announced a long-planned move to elevate Cyber Command to the status of a full combatant command.

  • Photo credit: John Roman Images / Shutterstock.com

    Verizon plans FirstNet rival

    Verizon says it will carve a dedicated network out of its extensive national 4G LTE network for first responders, in competition with FirstNet.

  • AI concept art

    Can AI tools replace feds?

    The Heritage Foundation is recommending that hundreds of thousands of federal jobs be replaced by automation as part of a larger government reorganization strategy.

  • DOD Common Access Cards

    DOD pushes toward CAC replacement

    Defense officials hope the Common Access Card's days are numbered as they continue to test new identity management solutions.

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