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Homeland Security Special Report: The cargo challenge
Government executives face major challenges as they try to mitigate homeland security threats

Bridging the gap
What makes public/private security alliances succeed? It’s not just about the money — except when it is

Unattended hazards
Homeland security officials want better status and tracking information about hazardous rail freight

A long haul for freight security
Cargo security plans for trucking, maritime and aviation sectors seek a balance between homeland security and efficient commerce

Remembering MCI Mail
MCI did something no other company had done before when it connected its e-mail to the Internet


Buzz of the Week: Unintended consequences

  • "Dance of life"
    DOD's medical evacuation and receiving system in Landstuhl, Germany, manages a logistical ballet that has contributed to the lowest battlefield mortality rate in history

Feds’ move to e-forms delayed by third protest
GSA awaits GAO decision on award to Formatta

Hill presents alternative LOB strategy

CIOs spring forward on daylight-saving fix




Editorial: A call for debate
The government’s procurement system has been getting a careful review in recent months — something akin to a 10-year checkup

Kelman: Can we keep the kids?

Madsen: The SARA panel’s mission focus

Lorenze: The next management agenda


Marta Brito Pérez’s journey
New Homeland Security leader will focus on people’s concerns

Survey results set off culture alarm
at Homeland Security Department

  • Read the report of the Homeland Security Culture Task Force [.pdf].
    Source: Homeland Security Advisory Council

A new Congress is open to new ideas


Are there perils in penetration testing?
Yes, but calm heads can help you choose
whether to outsource or do it yourself

  • Click here to read’s Security news, features, source documents, online resources and more.


Outsourcing: Is it the next big thing or not?
Input’s federal outsourcing forecast is rosy
because many IT employees will retire soon

GSA forecasts modest increase in sales amid soul-searching

  • Read more about the General Services Administration’s customer service issues and related stories



DOD issues new policy on electronic warfare
Policy could be the first of many for dealing with cyberthreats from Chinese hackers

Council could elevate tech policy

OPM cites progress on security clearances

  • Read the report from the Security Clearance Oversight Group [.pdf].
    Source: White House

Agencies begin a year of fiscal dieting

Feds whittle down improper payments

FCW Time Machine

Remembering MCI Mail
MCI did something no other company had done before when it connected its e-mail to the Internet


The Gettysburg Address: The IT edition


Buzz of the Week

  • Click here to find out what the word about town was or here to listen to a podcast of the Buzz from the Feb. 26, 2007, issue.

Editorials: Submission guidelines

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Download archive

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  • Telecommunications
    Stock photo ID: 658810513 By asharkyu

    GSA extends EIS deadline to 2023

    Agencies are getting up to three more years on existing telecom contracts before having to shift to the $50 billion Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions vehicle.

  • Workforce
    Shutterstock image ID: 569172169 By Zenzen

    OMB looks to retrain feds to fill cyber needs

    The federal government is taking steps to fill high-demand, skills-gap positions in tech by retraining employees already working within agencies without a cyber or IT background.

  • Acquisition
    GSA Headquarters (Photo by Rena Schild/Shutterstock)

    GSA to consolidate multiple award schedules

    The General Services Administration plans to consolidate dozens of its buying schedules across product areas including IT and services to reduce duplication.

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