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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


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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  • The real snail mail

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  • After the flood



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Letters
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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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