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Vital backup

Commentary: Protect the information first, stupid, not the systems

Who manages contractors?

Commentary: Talk of the virtues of outsourcing federal jobs ignores important unintended consequences

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The meaning of 'record'

Comment: IT managers and records managers must learn to speak each other's language

The battle of the printer

Commentary: The Bush administration and congress spar over the government printing office

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NARA reforms welcomed

Comment: NARA is advancing a fairly radical course for e-records

Facing the facts

Commentary: Sept. 11, to be sure, caused a whole new attitude toward access to government information

Data quality politics

Data quality guidelines that federal agencies have been publishing are a double-edged sword

Workforce

E-government silliness

Commentary: Sen. Lieberman's E-Government Act of 2002 would duplicate information responsibilities

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E-Government: Smoke and mirrors

Commentary: The Bush administration's e-government strategy is an empty charade

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Paper records in an IT world

Commentary: The business case for electronic records management has become overwhelming

Perils of public access

Comment: Americans are realizing that the wonders of contemporary information technology have a very dark side

Viruses, worms and hoaxes

Don't be too quick to pass on e-mail messages about the latest Internet viruses and worms until you have checked them out yourself

Workforce

FBI foul-up sends message

The FBI recently got a painful reminder of the business case for good records management

Workforce

States show feds the way

Federal agencies would certainly welcome an independent source of funding to improve their Web sites

Workforce

NCLIS' wasted motions

The National Commission on Libraries and Information Science has squandered an opportunity to effect a major impact on federal information policy.

Federal Web sites: half-cocked snapshots

The Clinton administration left a sour taste in everyone's mouth with its last-minute order to take snapshots of federal Web sites

'Hits' don't measure up

Hit counts tell agencies nothing about whether a site is achieving performance goals.

People

A bill worth writing about

The concept of a federal chief information officer held little appeal for me until I saw H.R. 5024, the Federal Information Policy Act of 2000, introduced by Rep. Tom Davis (RVa.).

NTIS' continuing punishment

Here's a question for new Commerce secretary Norman Mineta: Why does the Commerce Department continue to punish the National Technical Information Service with a personnel hiring freeze?

Workforce

A tall order for FirstGov

Everyone is talking about e-government. That's puzzling because no one can say what e-government really is and so no one really knows what's being talked about.

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