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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

Read our letters and post your comments online



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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FCW in Print

In the latest issue: Looking back on three decades of big stories in federal IT.

Featured

  • Anne Rung -- Commerce Department Photo

    Exit interview with Anne Rung

    The government's departing top acquisition official said she leaves behind a solid foundation on which to build more effective and efficient federal IT.

  • Charles Phalen

    Administration appoints first head of NBIB

    The National Background Investigations Bureau announced the appointment of its first director as the agency prepares to take over processing government background checks.

  • Sen. James Lankford (R-Okla.)

    Senator: Rigid hiring process pushes millennials from federal work

    Sen. James Lankford (R-Okla.) said agencies are missing out on younger workers because of the government's rigidity, particularly its protracted hiring process.

  • FCW @ 30 GPS

    FCW @ 30

    Since 1987, FCW has covered it all -- the major contracts, the disruptive technologies, the picayune scandals and the many, many people who make federal IT function. Here's a look back at six of the most significant stories.

  • Shutterstock image.

    A 'minibus' appropriations package could be in the cards

    A short-term funding bill is expected by Sept. 30 to keep the federal government operating through early December, but after that the options get more complicated.

  • Defense Secretary Ash Carter speaks at the TechCrunch Disrupt conference in San Francisco

    DOD launches new tech hub in Austin

    The DOD is opening a new Defense Innovation Unit Experimental office in Austin, Texas, while Congress debates legislation that could defund DIUx.

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