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Data leakage
This article on security policies is the first in a three-part series on information security

Put some bite behind the bark
The most successful security policies are those that agencies can enforce

RHIOs for beginners
After many false starts, the health care community is now learning what it will take to build successful regional health information organizations

Setting up for wireless
FCW’s Quick Start looks at how to plug your portable computers into a WLAN



NEWS

OMB lifts the veil on IT worries
Agency reveals two lists of projects that it says warrant expanded public oversight

Garcia welcomed as cyber czar

GAO seeks to protect identities and security info

Circuit

Intercepts



COMMENT

Editorial: Garbage in, garbage out
There are some questions about how the government would create a searchable online database of contract information

Amtower: Accolades are overdue

Kelman: The face-to-face experience

Rimmer: What a flat world means for government

Sprehe: Why people matter



MANAGEMENT

A lawyer who likes information technology
As New York’s top cyber official, Will Pelgrin also leads a successful multistate ISAC

Another harsh audit for DOD

Federal enterprise architects: Selling EA requires stealth


TECHNOLOGY

Vendors offer interoperability on a national scale
Emergency responders say they need to solve regional interoperability problems first

Adobe adds conferencing to Acrobat software

SBA switches to a vertical search engine

The Pipeline

NYC to cover city with 2.5 GHz wireless


BUSINESS

Businesses capitalize on IPv6 mandate
Vendors develop services to help agencies meet 2008 deadline for compliance

Supercomputing partnerships win high marks

There is strength in numbers


POLICY

Financial line of business still too murky
Experts: OMB guidance leaves too many gray areas

Denett targets data accuracy in building funding database

Industry lobbies for competitiveness bills



FlipSide

A graphic look at 9/11


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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