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FCW Insider: FCW.com's most-read stories for the week of Aug. 11

Yes, it was my birthday last week (Aug. 12, for those keeping track)... so highlighting the most-read stories on FCW.com last week.

* What next for fusion centers?
Federal Computer Week, Aug. 11, 2008
The Homeland Security Department has made great strides in three years in developing relationships with state and local law enforcement authorities, said Robert Riegle, director of DHS’ state and local programs. But as the department prepares to continue under a new presidential administration — its first transition — many questions remain.

* Agencies get more leeway on staff reductions
FCW.com, Aug. 12, 2008
The Office of Personnel Management finalized a rule that lets agencies group employees based on their pay systems or pay bands when planning job reductions. The rule became effective Aug. 11, OPM said in a Federal Register notice.
Read the print story from the Aug. 15 issue, which has more details, here.

* Conflicts of interest at impasse
Federal Computer Week, Aug. 11, 2008
Industry and government take different stands on who is responsible for pointing out conflicts of interest.

* DHS awards $11.7 million for cyber research
FCW.com, Aug. 13, 2008
The Homeland Security Department awarded $11.7 million in grants for cybersecurity research to 13 recipients from industry and academia.

* Clock is running for DHS CIO
Federal Computer Week, Aug. 11, 2008
The FCW interview with the new DHS CIO, Richard Mangogna.

* Who is watching your online image?
Federal Computer Week, Aug. 11, 2008
Social-networking expert Andy Beal advises agencies on how to manage their reputations in a Web 2.0 world.

* Justice wants criminal intell systems to include terrorism info
Federal Computer Week, Aug. 11, 2008
The Justice Department wants state criminal intelligence data systems to specifically include more intelligence about terrorism.

* Missing laptop found, but security questions remain
FCW.com, Aug. 8, 2008
The Transportation Security Administration is the latest agency to learn firsthand about the challenge of protecting personal data stored on mobile computing devices.

Posted by Christopher J. Dorobek on Aug 18, 2008 at 12:17 PM


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