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The Obama administration pressed Thursday for greater United Nations authority to confront Libyan leader Moammar Gaddafi's forces by land, air and sea, while insisting that Arab governments play a central role in any possible military action.


Government IT Headlines

Daniel R. Bannister former president of DynCorp, dies at 80 (Post, March 16, 2011; 11:29 PM)

Now 'good enough' wins the defense contract (Post, March 13, 2011; 11:44 PM)

Government ending telework center funding (Post, March 3, 2011; 7:58 PM)

Latest federal shutdown hits contractors hard; At many firms, employee morale suffering (Post, March 3, 2011; 12:23 PM)

Report: Less than 6% of federal workers telework (Post, February 21, 2011; 5:36 PM)

Reading the 2012 budget like a map to government employment (Post, February 16, 2011; 11:26 PM)

America's capital investment deficit (Post, December 31, 2010; 11:41 PM)

WikiLeaks cable dump reveals flaws of State Department's information-sharing tool (Post, December 31, 2010; 12:00 AM)

Auditors question TSA's use of and spending on technology (Post, December 21, 2010; 12:55 AM)

Federal leave policy for severe weather is revised (Post, December 15, 2010; 11:13 PM)

Small-business contracts under scrutiny from several federal agencies (Post, December 9, 2010; 8:40 PM)

Federal government moves forward with 'cloud-first' plan for new technology (Post, December 5, 2010; 8:29 PM)

GSA to be first federal agency to move e-mail to cloud-based system (Post, December 2, 2010; 7:15 PM)

Alaska native status gave tiny, inexperienced firm a $250 million Army contract (Post, November 26, 2010; 12:01 AM)

Scientists say they have solution to TSA scanner objections (Post, November 22, 2010; 12:57 AM)

EG Solutions and MultimaxArray suspended in SBA contracts probe (Post, November 19, 2010; 12:32 AM)

Federal contractors must navigate workplace mediation without roadmap (Post, October 24, 2010; 6:18 PM)

Contractor GTSI removes CEO, general counsel to end federal-work suspension (Post, October 19, 2010; 2:15 PM)

In well-educated D.C. area, job market clusters academic backgrounds (Post, October 16, 2010; 9:48 PM)

To save $1 trillion, Uncle Sam should take cues from CEOs, group says (Post, October 12, 2010; 8:01 PM)

SBA suspends major contractor GTSI from government work (Post, October 1, 2010; 11:17 PM)

In deals between Alaska corporation and D.C. area contractor, a disconnect (Post, October 1, 2010; 11:46 AM)

For many with stake in Alaska native corporations, promise of better life remains unfulfilled (Post, September 30, 2010; 10:53 AM)

U.S. cybersecurity plans lagging, critics say (Post, September 16, 2010; 1:14 PM)

Defense cuts could slow D.C. economy for years (Post, September 11, 2010; 3:29 AM)

How the Minerals Management Service's partnership with industry led to failure (Post, August 24, 2010; 10:14 PM)

A new batch of younger employees finding their place in federal workforce:  As more baby boomers retire, younger employees are arriving in droves -- and reshaping the bureaucracy (Post, August 7, 2010)

The case for breaking up Washington -- and scattering government across America (By Alec MacGillis, July 25, 2010)

How about a leaner and meaner intelligence system? (By David Ignatius, July 21, 2010)

NSA whistleblower now works at Apple store:  Thomas A. Drake blazed his own trail at the NSA, one that may ultimately lead to prison (Post, July 14, 2010)

Tightened telework bill awaits House vote:  First attempt derailed by security concerns; participation low (Post, July 13, 2010)

Survey says: Federal workers are glad to have their jobs:  Some skepticism on promotions, stresses at OMB (Post, July 12, 2010)

Boeing to acquire Fairfax-based combat engineering firm Argon ST (Post, July 1, 2010)

Obama administration needs to work more on telecommuting, report says (By Joe Davidson, July 1, 2010)

Will iPhones edge out BlackBerrys in Washington? (Post, June 20, 2010)

Building security standards for civilian Defense Department workers questioned (By Joe Davidson, May 25, 2010)

Bill to expand federal workers' telecommuting options falls short in House:  House version falls short of special two-thirds majority (Post, May 7, 2010)

Recognizing those who serve America, and their inventive ways (By Joe Davidson, May 6, 2010)

Federal employees' work-life balance is still on shaky ground (By Joe Davidson, May 5, 2010)

Contract awarded to friend of Fenty's included fee that may mean extra $700,000 (Post, April 15, 2010)

Federal Diary readers add their voices to recent columns (By Joe Davidson, April 13, 2010)

Regulatory failure? Blame the D.C. Circuit. (By Steven Pearlstein, April 9, 2010)

Court rules for Comcast over FCC in 'net neutrality' case:  Ruling for Comcast is blow to 'net neutrality' and White House goals (Post, April 7, 2010)

Ruling could reshape regulation of broadband Internet (Post, April 6, 2010; 2:08 PM)

Telework firm urges federal training on hiring disabled workers (Post, March 28, 2010; 9:17 PM)

Telework cuts federal government's losses during D.C. area snowstorms (By Joe Davidson, March 25, 2010)

Transportation chief says bikes, buses are way to go in D.C.:  Gabe Klein says bikes, buses, trains and walking are the way to go in D.C. (Post, February 25, 2010)

Snow highlights telework's benefits for federal workers, advocates say:  Federal workers clock in from home despite government closings (Post, February 11, 2010)

Snowstorm's possible plus: Advancing cause of telework (By Joe Davidson, February 11, 2010)

Report questions conflict of interest in Defense contracts (Post, February 1, 2010)

Info released under Obama transparency order is of little value, critics say:  Information obscure or outdated, advocates of transparency say (Post, January 28, 2010)

SEC's enforcement system can be deaf to whistleblowing (Post, January 21, 2010)

Pro-democracy program in Cuba questioned after man detained:  PRO-DEMOCRACY EFFORT AT ISSUE
Jailing of U.S. contractor revives debate on results
(Post, December 25, 2009)

As attacks increase, U.S. struggles to recruit computer security experts (Post, December 23, 2009)

Cuba detains U.S. government contractor:  American was handing out mobile phones, laptops to activists (Post, December 13, 2009)

House seeks records in contracting case:  Probe centers on ex-Army employee's close friendship (Post, November 26, 2009)

Safety issue raised in Dulles rail bridge project:  Federal transit agency investigates delay in testing foundations built in 1977 (Post, November 22, 2009)

Federal Diary: OPM chief floats ideas on personnel system fix (By Joe Davidson, November 20, 2009)

China proves to be an aggressive foe in cyberspace (Post, November 11, 2009)

Soldiers' Data Still Being Downloaded Overseas, Firm Says:  Sensitive Information Found by Using 'Peer to Peer' File-Sharing Software (Post, October 2, 2009)

Federal Diary: Workers Face Big Hike in Health-Care Costs (Post, September 30, 2009)

SAIC to Move Headquarters to Tysons in Another Coup for Area (Post, September 25, 2009)

Court Rejects Suit Against CACI Over Abu Ghraib Torture:  Contractor Granted Wartime Immunity (Post, September 12, 2009)

HIGHER EDUCATION:  Howard, Virginia Tech Join Program Preparing Students for U.S. Intelligence Jobs (Post, September 7, 2009)

House Panel Begins Broader Review of Procurement System (Post, August 26, 2009)

Obama Web-Tracking Proposal Raises Privacy Concerns (Post, August 11, 2009)

Science and Tech Firms Find Like Minds in Ballston:  Like-Minded Businesses Give Area Specific Brand (Post, August 9, 2009)

A $191 Million Question:  How a relationship between an Army official and a private contractor led to allegations of collusion and impropriety (Post, August 7, 2009)

BearingPoint Nears End of Difficult Run:  Workers Win Right to Vacation Pay (Post, July 25, 2009)

Federal Diary: Government Lags on Cybersecurity, Report Finds (By Joe Davidson, July 23, 2009)

As Communications Media Grow, FCC's New Chief Envisions an Updated Agency:  Agency's New Chief Is a Product of the Information Age (Post, July 20, 2009)

Florida Project Under Investigation Is Linked to Rep. Murtha:  Lawmaker Arranged Earmark for It (Post, July 15, 2009)

As Technology Needs Grow, One Sector Has No Shortage of Jobs (By Kim Hart, July 13, 2009)

SAIC Case Sheds Needed Light on World of Government Contracting (By Steven Pearlstein, July 10, 2009)

DHS Cybersecurity Plan Will Involve NSA, Telecoms:  DHS Officials Debating The Privacy Implications (Post, July 3, 2009)

U.S. Joins Whistleblower Suit Alleging SAIC Rigged Contract (Post, July 3, 2009)

BAE's U.S. Chief Quits to Take Over at SAIC (Post, June 23, 2009)

Congress to Consider Flurry of Bills Aimed at Federal Workforce (Post, June 2, 2009)

Defense Department Joins Forces With Industry Against Cybercrime (Post, May 25, 2009)

Murtha's Nephew Got Defense Contracts:  Millions in Work Came Without Competition (Post, May 5, 2009)

OPM Chief Thinks Telecommuting Has a Nice Ring to It (By Joe Davidson, April 30, 2009)

Flu Crisis Underscores Need For Updated Telework Policies (By Joe Davidson, April 29, 2009)

Contracting Boom Could Fizzle Out:  Jobs Would Return to Pentagon (Post, April 7, 2009)

Report Says Interior Dept. Failed to Secure Network (Post, April 5, 2009)

Tech Firms Seek to Get Agencies on Board With Cloud Computing (Post, March 31, 2009)

2nd Employee Is Charged in Bribery Scheme:  Mayor Orders Audit of Agency and Restricts Its Authority to Issue Contracts (Post, March 20, 2009)

Research Center's Role Faces Scrutiny:  Advice From Murtha Allies Guided Funding Requests, Documents Show (Post, March 17, 2009)

Kim Hart's The Download (Post, February 16, 2009)

Driving Up the Cost For Public Works:  Party Tabs, Car Leases, Golf Shirts Piled On To Bills for Highway Projects, Audit Shows (Post, February 14, 2009)

Networkers Are on a Roll (Post, January 26, 2009)

D.C.'s Kinetic Tech Czar:  Mixing a Start-Up Mentality With a Whirlwind Approach (Post, January 5, 2009)

Contractors Bidding Davis a Fond Farewell (Post, November 10, 2008)

Agencies Counted Big Firms As Small:  SBA Says It Will Correct Data on Federal Contracts (Post, October 22, 2008)

Verizon and AT&T Provided Cell Towers for McCain Ranch:  Senator's Wife Did Not Receive Favors, Campaign Says (Post, October 16, 2008)

Balancing Defense and the Budget:  After Eight Boom Years for Spending on Military Equipment, Contractors Expect a Slowdown (Post, October 13, 2008)

Google Goes to Washington, Gearing Up to Put Its Stamp on Government (Post, September 29, 2008)

SmarTrip Upgrades Pushed To 2010:  Metro Audit Finds Agency Failings (Post, September 22, 2008)

Even Spies Go to Trade Conferences (Post, September 13, 2008)

Controversy Snarls Upgrade Of Terrorist Data Repository (Post, September 3, 2008)

Businesses Find Room To Grow In County:  Tech Companies Lured By Workforce, Schools (Post, August 24, 2008)

Citizens' U.S. Border Crossings Tracked:  Data From Checkpoints To Be Kept for 15 Years (Post, August 20, 2008)

Potential for Conflict Grows With Government's Use of Contractors (Post, August 18, 2008)

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