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FEATURES

Are two cores better than one?
Dual-core notebooks hit the ground running

Tapping into the perfect tablet
Six points to consider when shopping for pen-based computers

An e-prescription for Medicaid
Information technology could help save Medicaid, but complexity and a lack of standard practices continue to hobble the program



NEWS

Union criticizes OPM's telework guidelines
NTEU says new pandemic telework rules lack employee negotiation, equipment supply rights

Vets to get free credit monitoring

CIA-backed investment stirs health privacy fears

Circuit

Intercepts



COMMENT

Editorial: Competition matters
GSA’s attempt to bring more contracts under its purview is misguided

Doan: There is no profit cap

Allen: New rules of contract ethics



MANAGEMENT

Susan Lawrence faces down adversity
Army gave 18-year-old Lawrence a path from Ida Grove, Iowa, to the Middle East


TECHNOLOGY

Many paths to the fast lane
Agencies have multiple options to speed up their wide-area network links

The Pipeline


BUSINESS

Brubaker back in the results business
Procentrix aims to maximize agency processes, systems

NASA helps woo tech companies

Reverse auctions become a diplomatic tool



POLICY

Agencies still in the red on financial performance
Score cards continue to show low grades for most agencies

Study finds low e-records IQ

House committee sets IT priorities for DHS

Census director raises a red flag about the upcoming e-census

GPO dots the i’s on a new performance-based contract



FlipSide

A few minutes with...Edward Adams


Featured

  • Defense
    Soldiers from the Old Guard test the second iteration of the Integrated Visual Augmentation System (IVAS) capability set during an exercise at Fort Belvoir, VA in Fall 2019. Photo by Courtney Bacon

    IVAS and the future of defense acquisition

    The Army’s Integrated Visual Augmentation System has been in the works for years, but the potentially multibillion deal could mark a paradigm shift in how the Defense Department buys and leverages technology.

  • Cybersecurity
    Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Lora Ratliff)

    Mayorkas announces cyber 'sprints' on ransomware, ICS, workforce

    The Homeland Security secretary announced a series of focused efforts to address issues around ransomware, critical infrastructure and the agency's workforce that will all be launched in the coming weeks.

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