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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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    Dave Powner audits the state of federal IT

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    Should federal contracting be more like Airbnb?

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