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FEATURE


Enterprise architects talk the business talk
More people now see EA as a planning and management tool, not a technology project



THE WEEK

Buzz of the Week: GSA’s Williams: Kudos and questions


GSA watchers praise Williams nomination
Other Policy News

Surveillance program dogged in approps bills

Senate nixes emergency funding for Census Bureau


Unions expect to negotiate new rules for NSPS


Other Management News

Lee to lead defense, intell markets at Compusearch

House panel approves raise for civilian workers


OGE issues final rule on conflict-of-interest restrictions



Technology News

Agencies hit security mark


From the pages of …
GCN

NIST revises disk encryption algorithm

New guidelines for identity assurance, privacy controls

Air Force tests new broadband IT


Washington Technology

GAO: More acquisition support needed for Deepwater

Army issues Internet awareness RFP


FCW FORUM

Editorial: The importance of IT


Edgerton: June 30: The deadline is here




MANAGEMENT


Intell leaders heed pay concerns
Leaders of the intelligence community make a point of getting employee input on pay-for-performance plans



ACQUISITION



MAS panel wants more feedback


Advisory group is asking more GSA customers to share thoughts on schedule pricing and practices

What do schedules contract users think?




TECHNOLOGY


Navy takes EA concept to heart
With 2 initiatives, the Navy expects to score gains in program efficiency and effectiveness



POLICY

Outlook good for lines of biz
Successful lines of business will weather the coming change in the White House, forecasters predict

Smart policies protect agencies


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    How Einstein changes the way government does business

    The Department of Commerce is revising its confidentiality agreement for statistical data survey respondents to reflect the fact that the Department of Homeland Security could see some of that data if it is captured by the Einstein system.

  • Defense Secretary Jim Mattis. Army photo by Monica King. Jan. 26, 2017.

    Mattis mulls consolidation in IT, cyber

    In a Feb. 17 memo, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis told senior leadership to establish teams to look for duplication across the armed services in business operations, including in IT and cybersecurity.

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    DHS vague on rules for election aid, say states

    State election officials had more questions than answers after a Department of Homeland Security presentation on the designation of election systems as critical U.S. infrastructure.

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    How the hiring freeze targets millennials

    The government desperately needs younger talent to replace an aging workforce, and experts say that a freeze on hiring doesn't help.

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    VA moves ahead with homegrown scheduling IT

    The Department of Veterans Affairs will test an internally developed scheduling module at primary care sites nationwide to see if it's ready to service the entire agency.

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    MGT Act poised for a comeback

    After missing in the last Congress, drafters of a bill to encourage cloud adoption are looking for a new plan.

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