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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

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Featured

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    How Einstein changes the way government does business

    The Department of Commerce is revising its confidentiality agreement for statistical data survey respondents to reflect the fact that the Department of Homeland Security could see some of that data if it is captured by the Einstein system.

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    Mattis mulls consolidation in IT, cyber

    In a Feb. 17 memo, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis told senior leadership to establish teams to look for duplication across the armed services in business operations, including in IT and cybersecurity.

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    DHS vague on rules for election aid, say states

    State election officials had more questions than answers after a Department of Homeland Security presentation on the designation of election systems as critical U.S. infrastructure.

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    How the hiring freeze targets millennials

    The government desperately needs younger talent to replace an aging workforce, and experts say that a freeze on hiring doesn't help.

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    VA moves ahead with homegrown scheduling IT

    The Department of Veterans Affairs will test an internally developed scheduling module at primary care sites nationwide to see if it's ready to service the entire agency.

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    MGT Act poised for a comeback

    After missing in the last Congress, drafters of a bill to encourage cloud adoption are looking for a new plan.

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