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FEATURES

Spring cleaning for storage clutter
Consolidating storage can pay future returns if done right

Man on a mission
David Walker was handed a 15-year assignment, and he's been busy every minute transforming the federal government

Managing IM at the office
Making instant messaging available internally gives employees the productivity benefits of IM without the security risks


NEWS

Buzz of the Week: Setting the agenda

GSA ponders fate of assisted services
Officials agree that something must be done to stop the steady hemorrhaging of dollars

White House officials take charge of COOP

GAO employees to vote on union

Circuit


COMMENT

Editorial: Information sharing
The government should tap industry knowledge, but it must also be wary of ethical concerns

Sprehe: E-mail records problems

Welles: Think before you 'send'


MANAGEMENT

HUD’s weekly meeting of minds
Executives overcome communication problems that trouble most agencies

DHS struggles under oversight


TECHNOLOGY

Software that minds your business
Mind-mapping software jumps in to help you organize your thoughts and activities

  • Learn more about FreeMind, an open-source Java mind-mapping tool.

PROCUREMENT

GSA faces another protest on HSPD-12
For the second time in less than a year, vendors find flaws in the award process

Procurement briefs


POLICY

DOD data policy focuses on sharing
New strategy requires more complex thinking about data use, accessibility

Poor data hygiene is common

Biometrics enter DHS exit system


FLIPSIDE

FCW@20: Bob-isms
Bob Woods has some lines he loves to say when he discusses government


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 May 14, 2007, issue.

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Featured

  • Telecommunications
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    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
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    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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