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The Only Game In Town

December 1, 2001 Now government is America's hottest technology market. hen the World Trade Center and part of the Pentagon came crashing down on Sept. 11, what was left of an ailing commercial technology market collapsed with them. Already suffering as the national economy headed for recession, the information technology market slumped even...

Government becomes America's hottest technology market

November 21, 2001 From the December issue of Government Executive. When the World Trade Center and part of the Pentagon came crashing down on Sept. 11, what was left of an ailing commercial technology market collapsed with them. Already suffering as the national economy headed for recession, the information technology market slumped even...

Government not prepared to deploy new security technology, experts say

November 16, 2001 Reliable biometric technologies that identify people by their unique physical characteristics are on the market today, but federal agencies aren't taking advantage of them on a wide scale yet, according to industry experts and government officials. To secure U.S. borders and airports as part of an overall homeland security strategy,...

Move to undo acquisition reform dies in conference

November 6, 2001 A compromise has been reached on a controversial set of provisions in the Senate version of the 2002 National Defense Authorization Act that many feared would undo years of acquisition reform in the Defense Department, Government Executive has learned. In its original form, Section 803 of the act (S. 1438)...

Administration weighs in on new acquisition legislation

November 2, 2001 The federal government has made progress in reforming the acquisition process over the past decade, but acquisition workers still need to learn to buy smarter, according to testimony senior administration officials submitted Thursday to the House Government Reform Subcommittee on Technology and Procurement Policy. "The government is not utilizing commercial...

Tee Time for Techies

November 1, 2001 ome government executives might say that golf is the oil in the gears of the federal machine. And the secret of success on the links (aptly summed up in the movie "Caddyshack") is to "be the ball." As a mantra, that's easier said than done. But now, space-age technology has...

Hope still alive for underfunded e-government projects

October 30, 2001 Twenty-two technology projects tapped by the Office of Management and Budget last week as part of President Bush's e-government agenda are severly underfunded but are a step in the right direction, observers say. OMB's E-Government Task Force, created in August, reviewed more than 260 proposals before selecting the 22 projects,...

Agencies looking to buy mail-cleaning devices

October 25, 2001 The U.S. Postal Service and a handful of other federal agencies are negotiating to buy machines that would kill micro-organisms such as mail-borne anthrax by irradiating envelopes and packages, according to government and industry sources. The Postal Service is testing the effectiveness of irradiation, and has sent samples of mail...

Tech spending projected to jump 65 percent in five years

October 17, 2001 The federal government will ratchet up spending on information technology products and services by 65 percent in the next five years, according to a report released Wednesday by INPUT, an IT analysis and marketing services firm in Chantilly, Va. The report predicted that the government's total IT budget for products...

Legislation would undo years of procurement reform, experts say

October 10, 2001 A provision in the Senate version of the 2002 National Defense Authorization Act that would undo years of acquisition reform appears unlikely to survive conference committee, according to officials close to the debate. Section 803 of the act (S.1438) would require any Defense Department agency that wished to use a...

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