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November 17: Exec-Tech


How high energy prices are prompting government to look anew at smart transportation technologies.


Contact: John Zyskowski, jzyskowski AT 1105govinfo DOT com


November 17 CXO Lessons Learned


Government officials are starting to discover that embracing new technology can be a powerful recruiting tool for reaching tech-savvy young people. Through examples like the Army Experience Center located in a Philadelphia shopping mall, learn how government can showcase its tech skills to the next generation of service members and civilian employees.


Writer: Doug Beizer, dbeizer AT 1105govinfo DOT com


December 8: Special Report: Homeland Security


Unlike traditional technology projects focused on cutting costs or increasing productivity, homeland security IT programs must succeed in an environment characterized by urgent security concerns and often controversial policies. How do government IT executives stay the course when policy and technology needs diverge? 


Writer: Ben Bain, bbain AT 1105govinfo DOT com


 December 8: Smart Managers Guide


When it comes to server virtualization, the question is not “if” but “when” agencies will deploy this cost-saving new technology. Virtualization can mean many changes for how IT departments have operated for the past ten to fifteen years. This story will tell executives what changes to expect and provide tips for making a virtualization deployment successful.


Writer: Alan Joch, ajoch AT worldpath DOT net


December 15: Exec Tech


Learn why appropriate use policies are important to keep employees’ Internet and e-mail usage productive and to avoid security and legal liability problems. Find out what the policy should cover and the types of tools that can help enforce such policies.


Contact: John Zyskowski, jzyskowski AT 1105govinfo DOT com


 December 15: 2008 Year In Review


Contact appropriate beat reporters directly by e-mail (see FCW.com for addresses) with suggestions and leads for analysis of top policy, management and procurement issues during the Bush administration. Examples include enterprise architecture, telework, privacy versus security, FISMA, agency scorecards, etc.

Posted on Oct 31, 2008 at 9:03 AM


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