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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

  • Contracting
    8 prototypes of the border walls as tweeted by CBP San Diego

    DHS contractors face protests – on the streets

    Tech companies are facing protests internally from workers and externally from activists about doing for government amid controversial policies like "zero tolerance" for illegal immigration.

  • Workforce
    By Mark Van Scyoc Royalty-free stock photo ID: 285175268

    At OPM, Weichert pushes direct hire, pay agent changes

    Margaret Weichert, now acting director of the Office of Personnel Management, is clearing agencies to make direct hires in IT, cyber and other tech fields and is changing pay for specialized occupations.

  • Cloud
    Shutterstock ID ID: 222190471 By wk1003mike

    IBM protests JEDI cloud deal

    As the deadline to submit bids on the Pentagon's $10 billion, 10-year warfighter cloud deal draws near, IBM announced a legal protest.

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