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FEATURES

A picture-perfect Vista?
Maybe not, but there’s a lot to like about Microsoft’s forthcoming operating system, including a snazzy user interface, stronger security and improved network features

Wagering on Wi-Fi
Will municipal Wi-FI’s current growing pains give way to ubiquitous coverage, or will the wireless boom fall back to earth?

A new view of MOBIS
Services GWAC indirectly supports IT projects



NEWS

Beleaguered GTSI sheds reseller model
After suffering a ‘perfect storm’ in 2005, company officials steer new course

DHS disputes GAO card audit

First eco-friendly computers certified

Circuit

Intercepts



COMMENT

Editorial: Security matters
Imagine doing your job without a connection to the Internet

Welles: The dynamics of technology

Lisagor: Counting your neighbor’s wealth



MANAGEMENT

Cita Furlani wants to get the questions right
New director of NIST’s IT Lab mixes technical smarts with management savvy

Discrimination complaints decline


TECHNOLOGY

D.C. builds excess capacity into fiber network
Tech authority should operate and manage DC-NET, officials say

Web filtering’s second act

The Pipeline



BUSINESS

Vendors try to turn down the heat
Sun and HP appeal to data-center managers with energy-saving servers, cooling systems

Black Box opens in federal market



POLICY

Bon voyage for Defense Travel System?
Senate tries policy shift to lift ailing DOD program

Virginia gives contractors tax relief

Critics fault AIIM guidelines

OMB catalogs enterprise architecture policies



FlipSide

For the artist in everybody


The 2015 Federal 100

Meet 100 women and men who are doing great things in federal IT.

Featured

  • Shutterstock image (by venimo): e-learning concept image, digital content and online webinar icons.

    Can MOOCs make the grade for federal training?

    Massive open online courses can offer specialized IT instruction on a flexible schedule and on the cheap. That may not always mesh with government's preference for structure and certification, however.

  • Shutterstock image (by edel): graduation cap and diploma.

    Cybersecurity: 6 schools with the right stuff

    The federal government craves more cybersecurity professionals. These six schools are helping meet that demand.

  • Rick Holgate

    Holgate to depart ATF

    Former ACT president will take a job with Gartner, follow his spouse to Vienna, Austria.

  • Are VA techies slacking off on Yammer?

    A new IG report cites security and productivity concerns associated with employees' use of the popular online collaboration tool.

  • Shutterstock image: digital fingerprint, cyber crime.

    Exclusive: The OPM breach details you haven't seen

    An official timeline of the Office of Personnel Management breach obtained by FCW pinpoints the hackers’ calibrated extraction of data, and the government's step-by-step response.

  • Stephen Warren

    Deputy CIO Warren exits VA

    The onetime acting CIO at Veterans Affairs will be taking over CIO duties at the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency.

  • Shutterstock image: monitoring factors of healthcare.

    DOD awards massive health records contract

    Leidos, Accenture and Cerner pull off an unexpected win of the multi-billion-dollar Defense Healthcare Management System Modernization contract, beating out the presumptive health-records leader.

  • Sweating the OPM data breach -- Illustration by Dragutin Cvijanovic

    Sweating the stolen data

    Millions of background-check records were compromised, OPM now says. Here's the jaw-dropping range of personal data that was exposed.

  • FCW magazine

    Let's talk about Alliant 2

    The General Services Administration is going to great lengths to gather feedback on its IT services GWAC. Will it make for a better acquisition vehicle?

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