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On duty: 24-hour video guards
The latest digital video gear is a big improvement over older analog equipment. Here's what you need to make digital security work for you.

Security gets image-conscious
Video-analysis software is getting better at spotting suspicious activity, but a developing market still warrants caution


NEWS

Buzz of the Week

Networx: Now for the hard choices
With Universal and now Enterprise, feds must sort through telecom options

DOD surges on biometrics

Lawmakers push compromise on ID cards

Circuit

FCW@20: Worn down from budget battle


COMMENT

Editorial: Stating the obvious

Corini: Raise your guard

McDonough: The need for IGs

Welles: E-mail messaging


MANAGEMENT

Unions on pay systems: No, but yes
Despite their bluster, unions say they don’t oppose performance-based pay for feds

DHS sticks to pay system goals


TECHNOLOGY

Queuing up printer savings
When government offices take steps to control their document costs, they reap the rewards

Data explosion strains peer review



PROCUREMENT

Education says, ‘Do it all’
Department’s EDUCATE procurement will make contractors shoulder more IT risk

The next big thing: TEM



POLICY

Agencies face SSN scrubdown
OMB says agencies must stop the practice of using SSNs as unique personal identifiers

i-GPS plan stumbles on Capitol Hill

DHS sets its cyber R&D goals


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