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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


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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