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Einstein keeps an eye on agency networks
Voluntary network gateway monitoring program gives DHS a big-picture view of federal cybersecurity

Defeating the dumpster divers
The proliferation of storage media, from thumb drives and cell phones to giant disk arrays, makes secure disposal of decommissioned gear a much trickier task

FCW@20: Reporting on storage, then and now


NEWS

Buzz of the Week: GSA assists the assistors

DOD is caught in the Web 2.0
Military officials name operational concerns as their reason for blocking popular sites

Another bailout for DSS?

GSA: We’re focusing on assisted services

Circuit


COMMENT

Editorial: Help acquisition workers
The next administration could save money in the long run by adding procurement executives

Kelman: A public service incentive

  • Keep the conversation going on Steve Kelman's blog, The Lectern.

Leidinger: Recruit creatively

Stephenson: Government in your hand


MANAGEMENT

Government taps the power of us
Officials turn to blogs and wikis to share information and achieve goals


TECHNOLOGY

States move warily on Real ID
Officials still crave funding and firm guidance on nationwide standards for driver’s licenses


PROCUREMENT

GSA to retool e-contracting
Contracting officers say they shun the difficult-to-use eOffer, eMod applications


POLICY

Feds face new HSPD-12 hurdles
Challenges include upgrading building access controls and issuing cards to contractors

House bill sets higher bar for DHS

E-filing trails 80 percent goal


FLIPSIDE

Election season heats up
The big election for the Industry Advisory Council’s Executive Committee is under way


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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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