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FEATURE
 
Senses working overtime
Air Force researchers aim to help pilots and others operate increasingly complex aircraft and mission support systems.






THE WEEK

Policy News


DOD broadens PKI parameters


Feds leave laptops unencrypted

Senate panel faults agency IT efforts


GAO: Agencies uneven on Networx track


House passes several homeland security bills





Acquisition News


Williams GSA nomination blocked; options weighed





Management News


DHS keeps mum on cybersecurity contract work




Technology News


Study: IT research program deserves more resources




From the pages of GCN


VA secures veterans’ records, identities


DOD starts scientific search Web site




FCW FORUM


Editorial: Encouraging mediocrity


Letters:  Read about P-R-I-V-A-C-Y and more issues that propelled readers to write to us on our Letters to the Editor blog.


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Burns: The not so invisible hand




MANAGEMENT

Performance comes into focus
Armed with better metrics, agencies have an opportunity to improve under-performing programs.




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ACQUISITION


A push for more competition
White House, Congress want to see less work done through sole-source contracts







POLICY


Sharing information – and fears
Information sharing environment has made progress, but its future is unclear.



chartTECHNOLOGY


Dial in the perfect smart phone
Experts explain the key usability features, services and security issues to consider when making a buy.






POINTERS: RECOMMENDED READING
FCW points you in the direction of interesting blogs and Web sites that deal with all things information technology
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A complex IT generation gap

DHS blog dust-up

What not to worry about


The perfect solar storm




Featured

  • Defense
    Soldiers from the Old Guard test the second iteration of the Integrated Visual Augmentation System (IVAS) capability set during an exercise at Fort Belvoir, VA in Fall 2019. Photo by Courtney Bacon

    IVAS and the future of defense acquisition

    The Army’s Integrated Visual Augmentation System has been in the works for years, but the potentially multibillion deal could mark a paradigm shift in how the Defense Department buys and leverages technology.

  • Cybersecurity
    Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Lora Ratliff)

    Mayorkas announces cyber 'sprints' on ransomware, ICS, workforce

    The Homeland Security secretary announced a series of focused efforts to address issues around ransomware, critical infrastructure and the agency's workforce that will all be launched in the coming weeks.

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