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4 executive organizers

Three small-agency CIOs discuss strategies for managing personal e-mail and BlackBerry use, PowerPoint presentations, and brainstorming

Is the Defense Travel System finally ready to fly?

Expanding the system to accommodate trips for purposes other than temporary-duty travel is a Defense Department priority




NEWS

Buzz of the Week: The space economy



Young promises acquisition changes

New policy mandates use of competitive prototyping in large Defense programs


Bush threatens to veto a bill that would stengthen IGs



State issues new rules for Blackwater


Circuit





COMMENT

Editorial: Assisting acquisitions

GSA's assisted services business is too important to let fail. Here are three steps to make it work.


Kelman: The hiring season is here



Forman: A fiscal perfect storm




MANAGEMENT


Intell teams get ready for action

New program offers intensive training for early-career intelligence analysts


EVM replaces spreadsheets


Retiree bills face uncertain future




TECHNOLOGY

A paperless manifesto: 7 proposals

Early adopters in the digital records revolution share tips on winning conversion battles


PROCUREMENT


Treasury first to jump to Networx

After three years of controversy, the agency begins its network modernization project


No pain, no gain on small-biz goals




POLICY


DISA rethinks its security strategies

Defense Department’s net-centric data policies expose weaknesses in operational awareness


VA defends its IT recovery plans


Confusion over fusion centers


Army reasserts LandWarNet goals




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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.

  • Cloud
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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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