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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

[email protected]: 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

  • People
    Federal CIO Suzette Kent

    Federal CIO Kent to exit in July

    During her tenure, Suzette Kent pushed on policies including Trusted Internet Connection, identity management and the creation of the Chief Data Officers Council

  • Defense
    Essye Miller, Director at Defense Information Management, speaks during the Breaking the Gender Barrier panel at the Air Space, Cyber Conference in National Harbor, Md., Sept. 19, 2017. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Chad Trujillo)

    Essye Miller: The exit interview

    Essye Miller, DOD's outgoing principal deputy CIO, talks about COVID, the state of the tech workforce and the hard conversations DOD has to have to prepare personnel for the future.

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