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Federal agencies will spend the next two years making connection selections that will shape their telecom and data communications for a decade

  • For full 360-degree coverage of Networx by FCW, Government Computer News and Washington Technology, click here.

NSPS moves off dead center, but not by much
DOD’s controversial National Security Personnel System faces continuing resistance from employee unions and an authorization time clock that is running out


NEWS

Buzz of the Week: DHS' turn in the hot seat

GSA sets HSPD-12 price point
GSA’s lower card cost forces Interior to rethink its plans as a secure card provider

Lawmakers grill DHS' CIO

Waxman: E-mail records are a mess

Circuit

  • Read Kelman’s blog post on songs for procurement officials and suggest your own song.

COMMENT

Editorial: More headlines than help
FCW shares hopeful and depressing points about the main players at a Doan hearing

Wagner: Lessons from the past

Okay: Fair opportunity explained


MANAGEMENT

Hayden wants fewer CIA contractors
Director sets a goal of reducing contractor workforce by 10 percent in 15 months

Lawmakers disappointed by federal telework gains


TECHNOLOGY

Dual-mode: Two is better than one
Smart phones that switch between cellular and Wi-Fi could reduce telecom expenses

Technology briefs


PROCUREMENT

Encryption BPAs are open to all
Contracts awarded under GSA’s SmartBuy signal better intergovernmental relations

Procurement briefs


POLICY

Devices bring new security policies
Red, black handhelds are an innovation that will require new security procedures

Justice breaks 1-hour rule


FLIPSIDE

Beam me up, Scotty?


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    DHS floats 'collective defense' model for cybersecurity

    Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen wants her department to have a more direct role in defending the private sector and critical infrastructure entities from cyberthreats.

  • Defense
    Defense Secretary James Mattis testifies at an April 12 hearing of the House Armed Services Committee.

    Mattis: Cloud deal not tailored for Amazon

    On Capitol Hill, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis sought to quell "rumors" that the Pentagon's planned single-award cloud acquisition was designed with Amazon Web Services in mind.

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    2020 Census to include citizenship question

    The Department of Commerce is breaking with recent practice and restoring a question about respondent citizenship last used in 1950, despite being urged not to by former Census directors and outside experts.

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