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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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How to lose your best employees


A cautionary tale of Google Docs


Management by the numbers (literally)

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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