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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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Featured

  • Then-presidential candidate Donald Trump at a 2016 campaign event. Image: Shutterstock

    'Buy American' order puts procurement in the spotlight

    Some IT contractors are worried that the "buy American" executive order from President Trump could squeeze key innovators out of the market.

  • OMB chief Mick Mulvaney, shown here in as a member of Congress in 2013. (Photo credit Gage Skidmore/Flickr)

    White House taps old policies for new government makeover

    New guidance from OMB advises agencies to use shared services, GWACs and federal schedules for acquisition, and to leverage IT wherever possible in restructuring plans.

  • Shutterstock image (by Everett Historical): aerial of the Pentagon.

    What DOD's next CIO will have to deal with

    It could be months before the Defense Department has a new CIO, and he or she will face a host of organizational and operational challenges from Day One

  • USAF Gen. John Hyten

    General: Cyber Command needs new platform before NSA split

    U.S. Cyber Command should be elevated to a full combatant command as soon as possible, the head of Strategic Command told Congress, but it cannot be separated from the NSA until it has its own cyber platform.

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    DLA goes virtual

    The Defense Logistics Agency is in the midst of an ambitious campaign to eliminate its IT infrastructure and transition to using exclusively shared, hosted and virtual services.

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    The 2017 Federal 100

    The women and men who make up this year's Fed 100 are proof positive of what one person can make possibile in federal IT. Read on to learn more about each and every winner's accomplishments.

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