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FEATURES

A message worth saving
E-mail archiving and performance management tools gain favor as the volume and importance of electronic messages grows

Look who’s updating those data dinosaurs
Nearly a dozen states are focused on reducing the costs of presenting benefits eligibility information to caseworkers using different approaches, including service-oriented architecture



NEWS

GSA opens up the reorganization playbook
Agency leaders disclose the initial plans for the new Federal Acquisition Service

Justice sets up fraud task force

NASA considers leap into social networking space

Circuit

Intercepts



COMMENT

Editorial: Finding the middle path
Good managers understand and appreciate the difference between use and abuse.

Letters

Kelman: The war for talent

Welles: Communicating at work



MANAGEMENT

Senior execs unhappy with performance pay
Sen. Voinovich urges a fair but speedy switch to exec pay based on performance

Web Manager teaches site skills

New CIO has broad-based view of IT issues


TECHNOLOGY

DOE reduces use of polygraph technology
Agency will end general screening of job applicants, employees

The Pipeline

PackBot gets a promotion

BlackBerry 8700g pumps up the power


BUSINESS

Perot Systems wants bigger share of fed market
Education contracts could prove instructional for other deals


POLICY

Law calls for DOD to clean up acquisition
Defense Authorization bill sets new rules for government/contractor interactions

DHS’ IG office declares itself remiss on laptop PC security



FlipSide

Debunking 9/11 conspiracies


Featured

  • Cybersecurity
    Shutterstock photo id 669226093 By Gorodenkoff

    The disinformation game

    The federal government is poised to bring new tools and strategies to bear in the fight against foreign-backed online disinformation campaigns, but how and when they choose to act could have ramifications on the U.S. political ecosystem.

  • FCW PERSPECTIVES
    sensor network (agsandrew/Shutterstock.com)

    Are agencies really ready for EIS?

    The telecom contract has the potential to reinvent IT infrastructure, but finding the bandwidth to take full advantage could prove difficult.

  • People
    Dave Powner, GAO

    Dave Powner audits the state of federal IT

    The GAO director of information technology issues is leaving government after 16 years. On his way out the door, Dave Powner details how far govtech has come in the past two decades and flags the most critical issues he sees facing federal IT leaders.

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