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FEATURE


Full medical jacket
The military’s personal health record projects — which aim for convenience, lower costs and better health outcomes — are shaking up deeply rooted business processes.





THE WEEK

Buzz of the Week: The art of the retirement speech




FCW FORUM

Editorial: Looking beyond e-mail


STEM the competitiveness gap




ACQUISITION


Navy wants to be the decider
With its follow-on contract for NMCI, the Navy plans to take the lead on key decisions.


MANAGEMENT

Avoid the transition slowdown
Empowering employees is critical to sustaining government gains, a Cisco executive says.


POLICY

Clearance gets a reform boost
Recent executive order clarifies roles and sets agencies’ responsibilities.


TECHNOLOGY

A cloudy forecast for storage?
Agencies weigh the cost savings and risks of emerging “cloud” storage services?



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  • 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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