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Weekend Reading

The long-dreaded Defense Department furloughs are here, but Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is continuing his campaign to kill the sequester and restore funding by next year.

Here's an interesting point: Is increased mobile productivity a good thing? While a survey reflects largely positive sentiments, the potential for distraction and a few other concerns lead some to question the net upside.

Frustrated by unfulfilled information requests from the Department of Veterans Affairs, a House panel tries public embarrassment as a motivator.

Steve Kelman offers thoughts on why increased 'compliance' is not necessarily good news.

Elsewhere: Think fingerprints and iris scans might be too easy to counterfeit? Science Daily reports on the next biometric identifier.

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    OMB's user guide to the MGT Act

    The Office of Management and Budget is working on a rules-of-the-road document to cover how agencies can seek and use funds under the MGT Act.

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    As others see us -- a few surprises

    A recent dinner with civil servants from Asia delivered some interesting insights, Steve Kelman writes.

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    A smarter approach to cloud

    Advances in cloud technology are shifting the focus toward choosing the right tool for the job and crafting solutions that truly modernize systems.

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