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Jennifer McAdams


Goodbye to a mountain of paperwork

The Office of Personnel Management wants to complete its Retirement Systems Modernization project before most baby boomers retire.


FAQ: Business activity monitoring

This latest take on business performance analysis carves a new niche in usefulness.


After the breach, now what?

Would a federal breach notification law bring greater security and sanity to those who find their personal data has been lost or stolen?


States move warily on Real ID

Officials still crave funding and firm guidance on nationwide standards for driver’s licenses.


Bridging the gap

What makes public/private security alliances succeed? It’s not just about the money — except when it is.

Digital Government

GAO foresees IT repercussions from closing Special Trustee Office

For instance, the Interior Department lacks a plan for handing off data quality and integrity efforts tied to a major trust management and accounting system OST has put in place, GAO reports.


Policy home runs

In FCW’s first two decades, six statutory changes transformed the IT playing field.


Web extra: Local business group pitches in with alerts

A nonprofit economic development organization is pitching in to improve state disaster preparedness efforts by installing technology that keeps local business owners informed of disaster-related information.


Now hear this!

Local officials tap new location-aware and multichannel emergency alert systems to better reach a more mobile citizenry.


A message worth saving

E-mail archiving and performance management tools gain favor as the volume and importance of electronic messages grows.


Tips for teamwork in an online world

Groups discover how collaboration software can boost productivity if used properly


The best-laid plan?

Experts debate whether the National Strategy to Secure Cyberspace is still relevant — if it ever was.


SMS does SOS

Short Message Service is earning a valued role as a link of last resort for crisis communications.