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FEATURE


How secure is your COOP?
Contingency planners, such as New York’s William Pelgrin, must balance recovering quickly from a disaster with recovering safely.



THE WEEK

Buzz of the Week: GSA leadership shuffle dominates water-cooler talk


Time to update the Privacy Act?
Other Policy News

FOIA ruling raises questions

An IT strategy for the transition

GAO: Senior privacy officials need authority

Security clearance solution deferred



Accord might avert furloughs

Other Management News

Agencies to launch alternate-pay project


Collaboration will expand CIOs’ roles



Are schedule prices a good deal?

Other Acquisition News

GSA plans schedules oversight office

Officials ask for more insight


Technology News

CIA collaborates online

IPv6 deadline challenges DHS


From the pages of GCN

DISA’s Croom, agency leaders recognized


FCW FORUM

Editorial: Defending CIO bloggers

Welles: The power of being positive



MANAGEMENT



State’s new CIO defines her role
Susan Swart says she will be successful if she can help agency diplomats fulfill their mission




ACQUISITION


OFPP offers new guidelines to improve interagency contacting
Some say OFPP’s new policy guidance might be too little, too late to offer effective oversight


TECHNOLOGY


A new life for talk-to-text?
Efforts of speech-recognition developers could pay off as a smart application for smart phones



POLICY

Security pieces come together
Deadlines for several federal cybersecurity initiatives are coming due this summer




POINTERS: RECOMMENDED READING

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



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  • Learning the Web

  • Words to live by

  • Beware Facebook apps



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Featured

  • Telecommunications
    Stock photo ID: 658810513 By asharkyu

    GSA extends EIS deadline to 2023

    Agencies are getting up to three more years on existing telecom contracts before having to shift to the $50 billion Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions vehicle.

  • Workforce
    Shutterstock image ID: 569172169 By Zenzen

    OMB looks to retrain feds to fill cyber needs

    The federal government is taking steps to fill high-demand, skills-gap positions in tech by retraining employees already working within agencies without a cyber or IT background.

  • Acquisition
    GSA Headquarters (Photo by Rena Schild/Shutterstock)

    GSA to consolidate multiple award schedules

    The General Services Administration plans to consolidate dozens of its buying schedules across product areas including IT and services to reduce duplication.

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