Handhelds, advanced planning aided HUD's disaster response

It's no surprise that the scale of destruction from Hurricane Katrina exceeded every agency's worst-case predictions. What might be surprising is that some IT and communications systems actually managed to keep up, albeit with difficulty.

Tiger, tiger burning bright

As Microsoft Corp. struggles to get Longhorn, its next generation operating system, out the door in maybe another year or 18 months, Apple Computer Inc. has managed to launch a fresh version of its widely acclaimed OS X.

EDITOR'S DESK: Bon voyage to a special colleague

In 13 years at the helm of GCN, I've rarely used this space to talk about our own people. But this column will be an exception.

EDITOR'S DESK: PC abandonment is no surprise, yet sad

No one should be surprised that IBM Corp. is trying to unload its PC business to a company in China, but that doesn't mean it's not sad.

EDITOR'S DESK: Don't let personal ethics fail you

With the big turnover in Cabinet secretaries following President Bush's re-election, you can expect a slew of new political appointees further down the food chain.

Beyond the Ridge

This month I took one of those crowded, routine flights from Washington to Florida on one of the bankrupt carriers.

Cybersecurity

Blow up those myths

If your Thanksgiving table is anything like mine, you'll face the usual divisions along belief lines'animated by the results of recent national contests.

Sun demos accessibility for open-source systems

Sun Microsystems hopes to start shipping next year what it calls the third generation of desktop computer accessibility technology.

DHS strikes gold

You know the Washington version of the Golden Rule: He who has the gold, rules.

New Web site is aimed at federal webmasters

The General Services Administration's FirstGov team will launch a portal this week for federal webmasters.

Elm trees and IT

In the 1930s, American elm trees lined many a city street.

Selling e-gov

The Office of Management and Budget has hired a high-powered public relations company to market federal online services.

Cloud & Infrastructure

FirstGov launching site to help federal webmasters

The Firstgov.gov team at the General Services Administration on Sept. 29 will launch a portal with information to help federal webmasters improve their sites.

Air Force takes a look at the big IT picture

The Air Force is hustling to consolidate purchases of commodity IT products and to streamline and integrate the myriad activities that support air operations.

Needed: Simplicity

If you've ever played a train simulation game, you've probably discovered that steam engines are a lot harder to operate than modern locomotives.

Air Force's NetCents choice challenged

One of the Air Force's small business picks for its Network Centric Solution program is facing a challenge even before the contract award is confirmed.

Air Force officials ponder 'preferred' ERP vendor

Air Force officials are trying to figure out if they should anoint a single enterprise resource planning software vendor.

AF Council busy with printer, software, OEM deals

The Air Force IT Commodity Council, flush with what it considers success in cutting PC costs, is turning its attention to digital printing, imaging gear and software licensing.

Air Force IT shop gets new chief

Col. Vic Jevsever will take over as acting executive director of Air Force Standard Systems Group.

Air Force announces intent to award Netcents deals

Air Force has issued letters of intent to award contracts for the $10 billion Network Centric Solutions program to four small businesses.

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