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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

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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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  • Contracting
    8 prototypes of the border walls as tweeted by CBP San Diego

    DHS contractors face protests – on the streets

    Tech companies are facing protests internally from workers and externally from activists about doing for government amid controversial policies like "zero tolerance" for illegal immigration.

  • Workforce
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    At OPM, Weichert pushes direct hire, pay agent changes

    Margaret Weichert, now acting director of the Office of Personnel Management, is clearing agencies to make direct hires in IT, cyber and other tech fields and is changing pay for specialized occupations.

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    IBM protests JEDI cloud deal

    As the deadline to submit bids on the Pentagon's $10 billion, 10-year warfighter cloud deal draws near, IBM announced a legal protest.

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