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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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Letters
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Featured

  • Cybersecurity

    DHS floats 'collective defense' model for cybersecurity

    Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen wants her department to have a more direct role in defending the private sector and critical infrastructure entities from cyberthreats.

  • Defense
    Defense Secretary James Mattis testifies at an April 12 hearing of the House Armed Services Committee.

    Mattis: Cloud deal not tailored for Amazon

    On Capitol Hill, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis sought to quell "rumors" that the Pentagon's planned single-award cloud acquisition was designed with Amazon Web Services in mind.

  • Census
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    2020 Census to include citizenship question

    The Department of Commerce is breaking with recent practice and restoring a question about respondent citizenship last used in 1950, despite being urged not to by former Census directors and outside experts.

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