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FEATURES

IT for the common good
The Markle Foundation’s reigning policy maven says she wants to bring IT business transformation to the public sector

HSPD-12: DOD holds pole position
The Defense Department has a big jump on other agencies racing to meet the smart card deadline, but being first comes with a cost

Fast track to file access
How to use wide-area file services to boost access to files across WANs



NEWS

Battery recall affects thousands of federal users
Dell won't say how many weeks employees might have to wait for replacement batteries

Air Force to reduce IT personnel

NASA’s next mission: Find the missing moonwalk video

Circuit

Intercepts



COMMENT

Editorial: The need for advice
There is a real need for objective recommendations from groups that can take the time and effort to study important issues, dissect them and present them coherently and cohesively

Welles: Are you really ready to retire?



MANAGEMENT

Inside OPM’s new telework guidelines
Detailed guidance focuses on pandemic emergencies, information security

IRS workers violate e-mail policy


TECHNOLOGY

Law enforcement agencies explore semantics
Technology could help in collection and analysis of data

The Pipeline

Opsware readies application mapping tool


BUSINESS

Software licenses will have exchange value
Bentley Systems to offer a licensing model based on efficient portfolio management

Tessada to aid DHS agencies


POLICY

Congress wants to see the savings on e-gov
OMB memo urges federal agencies to measure costs

DOD seeks common data strategy

Industry groups oppose FAR panel proposals



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Another new and improved government search portal


Featured

  • Workforce
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    Federal employee job satisfaction climbed during pandemic

    The survey documents the rapid change to teleworking postures in government under the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Workforce
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    OPM nominee plans focus on telework, IT, retirement

    Kiran Ahuja, a veteran of the Office of Personnel Management, told lawmakers that she thinks that the lack of consistent leadership in the top position at OPM has taken a toll on the ability of the agency to complete longer term IT modernization projects.

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