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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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  • After the flood



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Featured

  • Contracting
    8 prototypes of the border walls as tweeted by CBP San Diego

    DHS contractors face protests – on the streets

    Tech companies are facing protests internally from workers and externally from activists about doing for government amid controversial policies like "zero tolerance" for illegal immigration.

  • Workforce
    By Mark Van Scyoc Royalty-free stock photo ID: 285175268

    At OPM, Weichert pushes direct hire, pay agent changes

    Margaret Weichert, now acting director of the Office of Personnel Management, is clearing agencies to make direct hires in IT, cyber and other tech fields and is changing pay for specialized occupations.

  • Cloud
    Shutterstock ID ID: 222190471 By wk1003mike

    IBM protests JEDI cloud deal

    As the deadline to submit bids on the Pentagon's $10 billion, 10-year warfighter cloud deal draws near, IBM announced a legal protest.

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