IT Modernization

NARA finishes testing first ERA software

The first piece of software from Lockheed Martin will help the government create and process e-records schedules and requests for e-records transfers.

IT Modernization

OMB, agencies to push green IT in contracts

Agencies have been including contract language for green computing voluntarily, but OMB plans to issue a FAR provision to make it policy.

IT Modernization

IT appliances: Avoid overdoing it

Having too many single-purpose devices leads to complexity instead of simplicity

IT Modernization

Secure desktops not just for Vista

Apple, Sun and Red Hat are working with NSA on hardening systems

IT Modernization

Buzz of the Week:

The convenient truth

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FlipSide

FCW Time Machine 2006: Blessed/cursed BlackBerry

IT Modernization

Editorial: Fixing the schedules

Like them or not, GSA's schedule contracts have been remarkably successful, accounting for about $36 billion in annual sales.

IT Modernization

Networx billing systems tested

Testing regimen for ordering/billing systems clears the way for agencies to place orders

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DOE to test thin clients

The department's CIO said testing will begin within three months and the computers could be installed at its headquarters within six.

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Cities opt for high-end storage

Governments now buy sophisticated gear that used to be for large organizations only

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DOD seeks net-centricity help

Vendors have been slow in providing needed support for net-centric command and control

IT Modernization

Science 2.0 evolves

Online work space and collaboration tools change how scientists work together

IT Modernization

Companies push for DHS ID card work

Representatives of the laser card and smart card industries told lawmakers their products offer unique benefits and avoid shortcomings of the formats proposed for WHTI and Real ID cards.

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SEWP business is up, fee down

Popularity of SEWP IV prompts NASA to lower the contract’s service fee

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Alliance: DHS will miss Pass card deadline

The Smart Card Alliance says the department cannot finish testing ID cards with RFID tags in time for them to be an alternative to passports by next summer.

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A few minutes with Pritesh Gandhi

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Thompson: Setting the standard

OMB’s secure desktop configuration mandate is a good first step toward improved security

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Alliant protests won’t stop GSA

The General Services Administration is stuck at the starting gate with its latest major information technology contract, Alliant. Seven companies have filed eight protests against the contract’s award, and GSA must await a Government Accountability Office decision.

IT Modernization

Colorado shuts down registration system because of unreliable data

The cost of inconsistent data is becoming clear for some states.Colorado halted its use of a new $13 million vehicle registration software program earlier this year because of data reliability problems.

IT Modernization

Data organization and validation strategies

Creating standard data architectures is especially difficult for state and local governments that have been collecting information in various forms for decades or in some cases, even centuries, said Vivek Kundra, chief technology officer of the District of Columbia.

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