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Unclogging the clearance pipeline
Facing a shortage of workers with security clearances, agencies have been forced to find new ways to deal with the backlog

Disaster pain relievers
6 technologies are transforming government continuity-of-operations plans. Can they help you?


NEWS

Buzz of the Week

Coast Guard boots lead integrator
The agency's decision to take back control of troubled project could be a bellwether

Partners get ready for IWN

Administration's inaction forces action

Circuit


COMMENT

Editorial: Relishing the spotlight

Don't blame the IG

Pachter: Please, no more scare talk


MANAGEMENT

DHS pay plan: Deal or no deal
Bill would repeal department’s authorization for a pay-for-performance system

GAO aces recruiting test

Tech outpaces Section 508 standards


TECHNOLOGY

In pursuit of consolidation
Michigan’s data centers were vulnerable, but not all managers welcomed consolidation



PROCUREMENT

Clinton assails outsourcing
Presidential contender vows to bring greater accountability to government operations

GSA seeks encryption deal

Procurement briefs


POLICY

Can metrics persuade holdouts?
OMB hopes performance measures will make the case for using shared-service providers

The move toward blogging

Energy IG report raises more security concerns


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    Dave Powner audits the state of federal IT

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