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FEATURES

A work in progress
Experts debate whether the creation of DHS boosted technology programs as expected

Terrorists brandish tech sword, too
Five years after the 2001 terrorist attacks, law enforcement and terrorist groups bring new levels of sophistication to the ongoing game of digital cat and mouse

Technology trap
Is our national obsession with technology causing us to misdirect our terrorism-fighting efforts?



NEWS

Audit puts GSA on the spot again
IG cites procurement violations yet recommends DOD do business with GSA

Jim Williams: Rebuilding GSA by focusing on customers

Army to require encryption for traveling devices

Circuit



COMMENT

Editorial: Changing everything
There has been a noticeable and disappointing lack of significant or meaningful change on Capitol Hill since the 2001 terrorist attacks

Kelman: Unsung heroes of contracting



MANAGEMENT

Union: Low staffing at LAX worsens delays
Airline passenger advocacy group says staffing levels are part of a larger problem

New book offers managers tips on keeping the best employees


TECHNOLOGY

Financial analysts get a new language
XBRL has helped financial institutions expedite reporting and data analysis

Tool tackles insider threats

The Pipeline

HP offers affordable ultralight notebook

Both sides shift cyberwar tactics


BUSINESS

Integrators see dark clouds, some sunshine
Climate is one of tight budgets, price pressures

Experts see little fallout from Thomas’ criticism of CSC


POLICY

Defense objects to adopting VA health records system
Despite congressional urging, DOD insists the VA system does not meet its needs

NARA must improve ERA expense plan



FlipSide

FCW’s brush with COOP


The Fed 100

Read the profiles of all this year's winners.

Featured

  • Then-presidential candidate Donald Trump at a 2016 campaign event. Image: Shutterstock

    'Buy American' order puts procurement in the spotlight

    Some IT contractors are worried that the "buy American" executive order from President Trump could squeeze key innovators out of the market.

  • OMB chief Mick Mulvaney, shown here in as a member of Congress in 2013. (Photo credit Gage Skidmore/Flickr)

    White House taps old policies for new government makeover

    New guidance from OMB advises agencies to use shared services, GWACs and federal schedules for acquisition, and to leverage IT wherever possible in restructuring plans.

  • Shutterstock image (by Everett Historical): aerial of the Pentagon.

    What DOD's next CIO will have to deal with

    It could be months before the Defense Department has a new CIO, and he or she will face a host of organizational and operational challenges from Day One

  • USAF Gen. John Hyten

    General: Cyber Command needs new platform before NSA split

    U.S. Cyber Command should be elevated to a full combatant command as soon as possible, the head of Strategic Command told Congress, but it cannot be separated from the NSA until it has its own cyber platform.

  • Image from Shutterstock.

    DLA goes virtual

    The Defense Logistics Agency is in the midst of an ambitious campaign to eliminate its IT infrastructure and transition to using exclusively shared, hosted and virtual services.

  • Fed 100 logo

    The 2017 Federal 100

    The women and men who make up this year's Fed 100 are proof positive of what one person can make possibile in federal IT. Read on to learn more about each and every winner's accomplishments.

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