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FEATURE


Program management falls short
Time, scope and cost are no longer the only factors shaping the outcome of government programs.






THE WEEK


Buzz of the Week: The cost of micromanagement
 

Policy News


GAO: SBInet technology management falls short

Airlines await Secure Flight


Bill would warn agencies about changing pay systems


Management News


DOD bill would raise profile of chief management officers

Two join EA Hall of Fame



FCW FORUM


Editorial: The search mandate

OpEd: How to think like a sports GM




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ACQUISITION



Checking on contractors’ work
Congress tries to add info to databases to keep tabs on how contractors perform, but questions linger.











POLICY

OMB encourages Networx use
Contract remains optional, but strong incentives will elevate its appeal.


TECHNOLOGY 


Getting on the same page
Web-based mashups give agencies a new tool for connecting scattered data and applications.



POINTERS: RECOMMENDED READING

FCW points you in the direction of interesting blogs and Web sites that deal with all things information technology.


Security spending on the rise


The sociology of social networking


The business of Twitter


Should a tech manager be IT savvy?





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  • 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.

  • 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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