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The Navy's new network, NGEN, could be opening the door for trouble – it was awarded based on cost, and it has a relatively short span that has some worried. Amber Corrin reports on the concerns.

The debate over whether to reduce the cap on contractor executive compensation continues, but Mark Rockwell pauses to answer a more basic question: Why does the government provide funds for private-sector pay in the first place?

The Defense Department's cyber policy document is just two years old, but it may be due for some updates.

And Steve Kelman contends that agency acquisition specialists could learn a thing or two from the private sector.

Are you worried about the government tracking your email? Ars Technica reports that the old-fashioned stamped-envelope method won't help you avoid it – the US Postal Service keeps logs of your snail-mail too.

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    In a Feb. 17 memo, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis told senior leadership to establish teams to look for duplication across the armed services in business operations, including in IT and cybersecurity.

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    The government desperately needs younger talent to replace an aging workforce, and experts say that a freeze on hiring doesn't help.

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    VA moves ahead with homegrown scheduling IT

    The Department of Veterans Affairs will test an internally developed scheduling module at primary care sites nationwide to see if it's ready to service the entire agency.

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