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Government Executive : Vol. 44 No. 3 (3/1/12)

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Mar 01, 2012 – Vol. 44, No. 3

  • Pushing for Liftoff

    By Adam StonearrowAgencies are making their case for the cloud, despite some unique challenges.
  • Sunny Outlook

    By Aliya SternsteinarrowCloud vendors and feds are forecasting mostly clear skies for a fast-track security certification process.
  • Upward Bound

    By Joseph MarksarrowCloud computing could reinvent the way many federal agencies operate.
  • Tech Roundup

    By Aliya Sternstein, Bob Brewin, Joseph Marks and Dawn LimarrowCybersecurity pilot, going mobile, gaming better weapons and the Navy's inventory challenge.
  • The Editor

    Changing Times

    By Tom Shoop arrow Shifting to Web-based computing is about more than saving money.
  • After Deepwater

    By Andrew LapinarrowThe Coast Guard rethinks fleet modernization in the wake of cost overruns and flawed manufacturing.
  • Around Government

    By Andrew Lapin and Caitlin FairchildarrowLooking for Peace Corps alumni, social media on the hunt and multilingual services
  • Battling the Mind Bugs

    By Elizabeth Newell Jochum, Management Matters - Advice And CommentarrowMuch like a software program, your brain can experience glitches.
  • Share Tactics

    By Dave Mader and Kristine Rohls, AnalysisarrowAs tighter budgets loom, government will have to be smarter about contracting and consolidating administrative services.
  • Above and Beyond

    By Amanda Palleschi, Thinking AheadarrowSarah Bonilla works to create a model for evaluating senior executive performance that truly distinguishes the best.

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