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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

  • 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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