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FEATURES

Taming mobile data
5 steps and 3 tools to stop sensitive information from walking out the door

Diamonds in the data
Federal agencies increasingly use data mining to extract valuable info buried in large databases

Making EVM matter
Earned value management has been around for decades but is now becoming an essential part of how agencies manage projects. Why should you care?

Migrating to IPv6
With deadlines looming, agencies need to get serious about upgrading their data networks to the next-generation IP



NEWS

FEMA pledges better disaster relief fund payouts
Poor use of IT frequently led to payment of fraudulent claims in 2005

DOE security upgrades could better protect data

New Google portal delves into gov sites

Intercepts

Circuit



COMMENT

Editorial: Maintaining control
After years of being just talk, data mining is in vogue.

Welles: Whistle-blowers are wary



MANAGEMENT

Rand identifies workforce-planning risks
Limited data could slow management efforts to match DOD workforce to supply and demand

CXOs focus on collaboration as key to better management


TECHNOLOGY

Supercomputing takes NASA to infinity and beyond
From science to space exploration, the world’s fourth-fastest computer is an agency asset

The Pipeline

Roadblocks hamper emergency response system coordination


BUSINESS

Fed contractors want thorough overhaul of clearance processing
Poll details many faults in ‘wholesale systemic failure’

SPACs gain ground in federal M&A action



POLICY

PART earns partial credit from critics
Both sides agree that the program rating tool, despite flaws, has few competitors

Health IT lawmakers study privacy

Key House leader pushes for FAA telecom project funding

Financial Line of Business questioned



FlipSide

A grand time


The Fed 100

Save the date for 28th annual Federal 100 Awards Gala.

Featured

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    How Einstein changes the way government does business

    The Department of Commerce is revising its confidentiality agreement for statistical data survey respondents to reflect the fact that the Department of Homeland Security could see some of that data if it is captured by the Einstein system.

  • Defense Secretary Jim Mattis. Army photo by Monica King. Jan. 26, 2017.

    Mattis mulls consolidation in IT, cyber

    In a Feb. 17 memo, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis told senior leadership to establish teams to look for duplication across the armed services in business operations, including in IT and cybersecurity.

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    DHS vague on rules for election aid, say states

    State election officials had more questions than answers after a Department of Homeland Security presentation on the designation of election systems as critical U.S. infrastructure.

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    How the hiring freeze targets millennials

    The government desperately needs younger talent to replace an aging workforce, and experts say that a freeze on hiring doesn't help.

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    VA moves ahead with homegrown scheduling IT

    The Department of Veterans Affairs will test an internally developed scheduling module at primary care sites nationwide to see if it's ready to service the entire agency.

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    MGT Act poised for a comeback

    After missing in the last Congress, drafters of a bill to encourage cloud adoption are looking for a new plan.

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