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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


Rising Stars

Meet 21 early-career leaders who are doing great things in federal IT.

Featured

  • SEC Chairman Jay Clayton

    SEC owns up to 2016 breach

    A key database of financial information was breached in 2016, possibly in support of insider trading, said the Securities and Exchange Commission.

  • Image from Shutterstock.com

    DOD looks to get aggressive about cloud adoption

    Defense leaders and Congress are looking to encourage more aggressive cloud policies and prod reluctant agencies to embrace experimentation and risk-taking.

  • Shutterstock / Pictofigo

    The next big thing in IT procurement

    Steve Kelman talks to the agencies that have embraced tech demos in their acquisition efforts -- and urges others in government to give it a try.

  • broken lock

    DHS bans Kaspersky from federal systems

    The Department of Homeland Security banned the Russian cybersecurity company Kaspersky Lab’s products from federal agencies in a new binding operational directive.

  • man planning layoffs

    USDA looks to cut CIOs as part of reorg

    The Department of Agriculture is looking to cut down on the number of agency CIOs in the name of efficiency and better communication across mission areas.

  • What's next for agency cyber efforts?

    Ninety days after the Trump administration's executive order, FCW sat down with agency cyber leaders to discuss what’s changing.

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