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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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    Are agencies really ready for EIS?

    The telecom contract has the potential to reinvent IT infrastructure, but finding the bandwidth to take full advantage could prove difficult.

  • People
    Dave Powner, GAO

    Dave Powner audits the state of federal IT

    The GAO director of information technology issues is leaving government after 16 years. On his way out the door, Dave Powner details how far govtech has come in the past two decades and flags the most critical issues he sees facing federal IT leaders.

  • FCW Illustration.  Original Images: Shutterstock, Airbnb

    Should federal contracting be more like Airbnb?

    Steve Kelman believes a lighter touch and a bit more trust could transform today's compliance culture.

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