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FEATURE


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Orchestrating safety in disasters


State and local officials on the front lines of emergency management look for assistance from new technology and the feds.







THE WEEK


Buzz of the Week: Change is in the wind



Policy News


OMB gives Networx a boost


Acquisition News

Navy details NMCI follow-on plan






Management News


Spy agencies prepare for administration change


Gustav triggers COOP




From the pages of GCN


NSF, chip industry to fund multicore processor research

CUNY, Red Hat launch open-source lab



FCW FORUM


Editorial: A fresh take on contracting

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MANAGEMENT


Army retools knowledge culture
The service defines new knowledge management principles tailored to net-centric environment.


 



ACQUISITION


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DOD, intell join forces to save
The intelligence community and DOD strike deal to buy software together.


Nothing pushes like an economic shove
     




POLICY

FEMA adopts open standards
Public alert systems to use same standard that local emergency managers embrace.



chartTECHNOLOGY


A boost for state aid
States learn to offset the risk of human services modernization projects with flexible tech approaches.







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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Management by the numbers (literally)

Featured

  • Telecommunications
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    GSA extends EIS deadline to 2023

    Agencies are getting up to three more years on existing telecom contracts before having to shift to the $50 billion Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions vehicle.

  • Workforce
    Shutterstock image ID: 569172169 By Zenzen

    OMB looks to retrain feds to fill cyber needs

    The federal government is taking steps to fill high-demand, skills-gap positions in tech by retraining employees already working within agencies without a cyber or IT background.

  • Acquisition
    GSA Headquarters (Photo by Rena Schild/Shutterstock)

    GSA to consolidate multiple award schedules

    The General Services Administration plans to consolidate dozens of its buying schedules across product areas including IT and services to reduce duplication.

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