Policy and Funding


DATA Act slammed for lacking transparency

Citizens should have insight into the legislative process, which the House-passed bill doesn't offer, according to an OMB official.

Senator urges vote on cyber law before 'cyber 9/11' occurs

Dramatic rhetoric underscores importance of cybersecurity legislation.

OMB promotes agile IT development in new guidance

Incremental approach to IT project management is intended to save money and move IT projects ahead faster.

Federal IT forecast: Brace for impact

Sequestration and other hurdles pose challenges for federal IT, but it's not all bad news.

Can you really trust claims about federal pay?

Who earns more, federal employees or their private-sector counterparts? It all depends on whom, and how, you ask.

DOD’s top brass blast sequestration, emphasize cyber in Senate testimonies

A "cyber Pearl Harbor is a real possibility, defense secretary warns.

Déjà vu all over again

Although the concerns have morphed a bit, the government is still struggling to address the challenges FCW highlighted in our first issues back in 1987.

DHS accelerates cyber workforce development

New initaitive will zero in on efforts to man the cyber frontlines.

Jack Brooks

Jack Brooks: Titan of IT procurement

Former Rep. Jack Brooks (D-Texas) dominated IT procurement policy and oversight for decades.

Senators drafting bipartisan compromise on cybersecurity legislation

As Congress battles over cybersecurity laws, a few lawmakers are looking for agreement.

Josh Koskinen

John Koskinen: Y2K revisited

John Koskinen helped the U.S. brace for Y2K -- and in doing so changed federal IT.

Is the military draft system on the chopping block?

The Selective Service System, which would administer a military draft if needed, hasn't been reevaluated in nearly 20 years, according to a GAO report.

Who's Fed 100-worthy?

Nominations are now open for the 2015 Federal 100 awards. Get the details and submit your picks!