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FEATURES

A few good partners
Air Force Information Technology Commodity Council aims to be a model of strategic sourcing

Government IT goes green
A growing number of environmentally conscious federal IT programs try to achieve la vida verde



NEWS

Shining a light on government spending
Lawmakers and watchdog groups foresee greater accountability for federal spending

Industry faults Dem contracting bill

Good leaders are critical to EA success

Intercepts



COMMENT

Editorial: Retention tension
The Homeland Security Department's inability to keep key leaders is a sign that, five years after the terrorist attacks, DHS is an agency without a clear direction or focus

Welles: What’s after retirement?



MANAGEMENT

LaForgia forges Army/industry ties
She earned a reputation for bringing both sides together to improve Army contracting

Walker urges management change


TECHNOLOGY

Tips for teamwork in an online world
Groups discover how collaboration software can boost productivity if used properly

NIST, Red Hat unveil commenting system

The Pipeline


BUSINESS

Regs and smarts moderate year-end buying
The frenzy is gone and soon the dollars will be, too


POLICY

IG criticizes NASA noncompetitive acquisition
Lawmakers, SARA panel also target sole-source and other acquisition issues



FlipSide

The 2006 Rising Stars


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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