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COOP makes a telework connection



NEWS: THIS WEEK

Buzz of the Week: Discussing Web 2.0 concerns using Web 2.0




GAO union optimistic about pay 
Other Management news:


Evans wins ACT’s Franke Award



Senior exec group urges changes to pay


Army official urges Lean Six Sigma use


CHCO makes major strides in five years


GSA, union sign telework agreement




New interagency contracts might need approval
Other Acquisition news:


Feds get more protest rights


Bill widens GSA choices for state, local governments




GSA: expand cooperative purchasing




Census management improves, but budget questions linger
Other Policy news:


USDA keeps livestock data public


Bill aimed at small-biz cybersecurity


Treasury offers benefits debit card


 


EPA seeks info-sharing ideas
Other Technology news:

OPM supplies HR line of business tech details

DHS enterprise network moves forward

DOD reassures users about e-mail privacy




From the Pages of…


Government Health IT


GAO: DOD falters in it use for mental health screenings


HHS seeks data on medical ID thefts


DOD puts medication formulary online




Government Computer News

Microsoft: 7 patches for Windows


Enterprise redaction tool boosts security


DOD funds research into info sharing




Washington Technology


DOD plans rapid integration facility




Comings and Goings


Armstrong takes the helm at CBP


NMCI CIO joins Caelum Research




FCW FORUM


Editorial: Millennial makeover


Sprehe: Keeping it digital

Letters to the Editor

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MANAGEMENT


Back to square one on clearances
Joint Security and Suitability Reform Team focuses on factors that cause delays and create backlogs





ACQUISITION


Agencies must rate themselves
OFPP wants agencies to use financial-style rigor to review their acquisition activities




TECHNOLOGY


Adventures in Web 2.0
Federal IT pioneers discuss what new online collaborative tools mean for the government.

 


POLICY



Bush leads biometric push
A new presidential directive requires agencies to create standards for sharing biometric data.





POINTERS: RECOMMENDED READING

FCW points you in the direction of interesting blogs, Web sites and products dealing with all things information technology.



  • A NASA CIO joins the blogosphere

  • Government of the future

  • 10 social-networking security trends to watch

  • Star Trek: The Cake


 


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The Fed 100

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Featured

  • Then-presidential candidate Donald Trump at a 2016 campaign event. Image: Shutterstock

    'Buy American' order puts procurement in the spotlight

    Some IT contractors are worried that the "buy American" executive order from President Trump could squeeze key innovators out of the market.

  • OMB chief Mick Mulvaney, shown here in as a member of Congress in 2013. (Photo credit Gage Skidmore/Flickr)

    White House taps old policies for new government makeover

    New guidance from OMB advises agencies to use shared services, GWACs and federal schedules for acquisition, and to leverage IT wherever possible in restructuring plans.

  • Shutterstock image (by Everett Historical): aerial of the Pentagon.

    What DOD's next CIO will have to deal with

    It could be months before the Defense Department has a new CIO, and he or she will face a host of organizational and operational challenges from Day One

  • USAF Gen. John Hyten

    General: Cyber Command needs new platform before NSA split

    U.S. Cyber Command should be elevated to a full combatant command as soon as possible, the head of Strategic Command told Congress, but it cannot be separated from the NSA until it has its own cyber platform.

  • Image from Shutterstock.

    DLA goes virtual

    The Defense Logistics Agency is in the midst of an ambitious campaign to eliminate its IT infrastructure and transition to using exclusively shared, hosted and virtual services.

  • Fed 100 logo

    The 2017 Federal 100

    The women and men who make up this year's Fed 100 are proof positive of what one person can make possibile in federal IT. Read on to learn more about each and every winner's accomplishments.

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