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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

  • FCW PERSPECTIVES
    sensor network (agsandrew/Shutterstock.com)

    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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