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FEATURES

Broadband operators reject ding-a-ling answers

Scottsburg, Ind., officials got tired of waiting for broadband service to come, so they created their own

Talking across the fence

IT industry groups have complex relationships with the federal agencies and lawmakers they often collaborate with

Tickets to travel

How border states, with the blessing of the Homeland Security Department, are setting their own card standards for identifying travelers at border crossings


NEWS

Buzz of the Week: Embracing Web 2.0


DHS under more scrutiny after attacks

Agencies told to hold contractors accountablefor cybersecurity when they write contracts

DOD relents and names a CMO

Circuit


COMMENT

Editorial: Rudy’s management plans

Workforce issues are important enough to deserve something more than a silver-bullet remedy that everybody knows won’t work

Risher: The IT pay conundrum

MANAGEMENT

SEC case proves merit pay is hard

Arbitrator identifies subjective practices in SEC’s merit compensation system

OPM: Calling all SES hopefuls


TECHNOLOGY

PCs come full circle

Virtual desktop software is the latest
spin on server-based PC computing


PROCUREMENT

DIA to consolidate intell support

New award would reduce number of vendors so the agency can streamline its oversight

SBA to focus on women’s centers


POLICY

NextGen funding battle heats up

Controversy centers on whether Congress should impose air traffic system user fees

DOD tries a new risk strategy

OMB mandates the use of foreign-trade system

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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
    By Mark Van Scyoc Royalty-free stock photo ID: 285175268

    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.

  • Cloud
    Shutterstock ID ID: 222190471 By wk1003mike

    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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