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The following are the most- read stories on FCW.com for the week of Aug. 4.

* Editorial: Encouraging mediocrity [Federal Computer Week, Aug. 4, 2008]
Williams is eminently qualified for the job, yet his nomination is being held up.

* Agencies raise grades in OMB score card [FCW.com, Aug. 8, 2008]
Agencies scored the highest ranking on 80 percent of their progress measures in the latest President’s Management Agenda score card, a slight increase from the previous report, which recorded more than 75 percent green.

* Bill would put more eyes on purchase cards [FCW.com, Aug. 6, 2008]
Federal employees who use government purchase cards could have more eyes watching them. The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee approved a bill Aug. 1 that would have agency inspectors general performing more audits and risk assessments on the government purchase and travel cards that agencies have given some federal employees.

* Dial in the perfect smart phone [Federal Computer Week, Aug. 4, 2008]
Experts explain the key usability features, services and security issues to consider when making a buy.

* Bill would boost veteran-owned businesses [FCW.com, Aug. 4, 2008]
The House has passed a bill that would require a company or agency working on behalf of the Veterans Affairs Department to give preference when making purchases to small businesses owned by service-disabled veterans.

* TSA suspends Registered Traveler enrollments [FCW.com, Aug. 5, 2008]
The Transportation Security Administration has suspended new enrollments for the largest vendor in the Registered Traveler program following the company's loss of a laptop PC that contained unencrypted personal information on 33,000 participants in the program.

* DHS keeps mum on cybersecurity contract work [FCW.com, Aug. 1, 2008]
The Homeland Security Department has released additional details about its role in the Bush administration’s Comprehensive National Cybersecurity Initiative to Congress, but it is being less forthcoming in public releases.

* FCW Insider blog

Posted by Christopher J. Dorobek on Aug 11, 2008 at 12:17 PM


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