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The best-laid plan?
Experts debate whether the National Strategy to Secure Cyberspace is still relevant — if it ever was

Preventive measures
Making software programmers more security-minded from the start can reduce costs and headaches later on

Lights out
Taking down part of the country’s fiber-optic network could be a crippling blow, but is it so easily done?


Emergency war spending bill sacrifices IT
Bush shifts technology funds to border security

IWN moves to second phase

Williams, Doan get high marks at the start




Editorial: Security: The VA’s reminder
Mistakes such as the recent theft of Department of Veterans Affairs data have consequences -- both good and bad.

Swire: Is data retention secure?


McFarland confident about VA changes
Former CIO says recent data theft highlights need to transform internal IT governance

NOAA responds to IG's censure


Encryption from the database to the laptop PC
Vendor initiatives abound for securing sensitive data

The Pipeline

Quick look: Itronix goes semirugged


Contractors seek edge by hiring former feds
Feds’ knowledge of acquisition regs considered a big plus

VA data theft sparks marketing blitz


COOP policies lack leadership
Policy-makers push telework to the center of business continuity planning

Safety Act rule improves process

Lost conference costs more than dollars

Web tech could aid electronic health record push

Alliant contracts move ahead


Teresa Takai’s 10 tips for change


  • Telecommunications
    Stock photo ID: 658810513 By asharkyu

    GSA extends EIS deadline to 2023

    Agencies are getting up to three more years on existing telecom contracts before having to shift to the $50 billion Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions vehicle.

  • Workforce
    Shutterstock image ID: 569172169 By Zenzen

    OMB looks to retrain feds to fill cyber needs

    The federal government is taking steps to fill high-demand, skills-gap positions in tech by retraining employees already working within agencies without a cyber or IT background.

  • Acquisition
    GSA Headquarters (Photo by Rena Schild/Shutterstock)

    GSA to consolidate multiple award schedules

    The General Services Administration plans to consolidate dozens of its buying schedules across product areas including IT and services to reduce duplication.

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