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FEATURES

Policing terror
Pioneering law enforcement agencies use data sharing and analysis tools to step up anti-terrorism contributions

Now hear this!
Local officials tap new location-aware and multichannel emergency alert systems to better reach a more mobile citizenry

Talk isn’t cheap
Maturing technologies address the high cost of radio interoperability for state and local first responders



NEWS

Democratic win signals changes for federal IT
Workforce and policy issues are also now in flux

Experts debate Rumsfeld's transformation legacy

Shuttle Discovery's obsolete code could force launch delay

Circuit

Intercepts



COMMENT

Editorial: Change management
We hope the new Democratic leaders will carry out the effective oversight tradition exemplified by Reps. Davis' and Waxman's leadership of the House Government Reform Committee

Kelman: Let the vendor perform

Welles: California hangs a vacancy sign



MANAGEMENT

A career as a secrecy watchdog
Steven Aftergood condemns the abuses of overclassification, excessive secrecy

IRS turns to employees to push system modernization efforts

Striking the right balance for customer service


TECHNOLOGY

DOD pushes wireless to the edge
JFCOM prepares tactical mobile networks for homeland security and battlefield missions

HSPD-12 cards open new worlds

Microsoft takes the Linux pledge, partners with Novell

The Pipeline

Semirugged Toughbook offers dual-core processing


BUSINESS

Ballard in command at Perot Systems GS
Former Navy submarine engineer plots a course into the federal market

Deep Water Point keeps an eye on Congress’ IT appropriations

IAC ponders dues increase to meet deficit

Business briefs


POLICY

Air Force to create Cyber Command
The service intends to apply laws of war, including proportional response to attacks

Agencies urged to focus first on policies to protect data

DOT faces new security challenges in 2007

A last-ditch try for a health IT bill

At summit, speakers urge CIOs to be creative



FlipSide

Competitive caption sourcing


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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