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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.





Why time management matters


How to lose your best employees


A cautionary tale of Google Docs


Management by the numbers (literally)

Featured

  • Cybersecurity
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    The disinformation game

    The federal government is poised to bring new tools and strategies to bear in the fight against foreign-backed online disinformation campaigns, but how and when they choose to act could have ramifications on the U.S. political ecosystem.

  • FCW PERSPECTIVES
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    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.

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