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Are they A-76 winners or second-class feds?

Public/private jobs competitions are unpopular with lawmakers, fraught with anxiety for employees and increasingly not worth the trouble for companies invited to compete. But there are positive lessons for CXOs about the government's policy of competitive sourcing.

Getting the message out

Everyone talks about best practices, but like messages in a bottle, best practices are difficult to find. Should agencies be trying harder?


Buzz of the Week: OMB's Burk will leave legacy of change

Feds earn low grades from SBA

Half of all agencies received failing marks on first rating of small-business contracting

Security clearance process needs new ideas

Agencies to lead in applying immigration provisions


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Editorial: Praising experimentation

Web 2.0 technologies may be difficult to assess in terms of ROI, but there is potential in those technologies

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Lent: Fixing an image problem

Talcove: A business case for IPv6

Kobuszewski: The new green


Does DHS need a chief manager?

Lawmakers would like a CMO to provide

long-term management continuity at DHS

Congress touts telework


Virtual sergeant does recruiting

Army creates an intelligent search tool to assist overworked service recruiters

Watch out, YouTube


TSA could lose FAR exemption

Lawmakers want TSA to follow the same procurement rules that everyone else does

Air Force stands behind industry code


E-authentication grows up

GSA bets agencies will be willing to pay a fee for e-authentication services

Digital standards come first

House axes stability ops center

Congress takes aim at US-VISIT


Top 10 tech hits at 25

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