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FEATURES

Year in Review
Take a look back at the most important stories of 2006.

Six months into the Lurita Doan era
GSA’s new administrator lives up to her lightning rod reputation

Windows fortified
Vista, Microsoft’s new operating system, offers users stronger security, better performance than earlier versions



NEWS

GSA and DOD forge a new relationship
A memorandum of agreement spells out procurement responsibilities on both sides

Gates' Iraq focus could impede modernization at DOD

Northcom beefs up emergency response

Intercepts



COMMENT

Editorial: Job No. 1: Serving readers
1105 Media's purchase of PostNewsweek Tech Media will allow FCW and GCN to tell more of the IT community's untold stories

Kelman: More management insights

VanBokkelen: 2006: The year of the breach



MANAGEMENT

2006 was the year of the young
Agencies’ efforts to attract the next generation intensified and pandemic planners got busy

Management training targets contractors

Panel praises ICE’s management improvements


TECHNOLOGY

2006: Wireless and security hot ticket items
WiMax and mesh get a chance to shine

Thumb drives are too often the victims of convenience


BUSINESS

Budget squeeze, SBInet award highlight 2006
Iraq war costs take toll on agency spending


POLICY

Procurement was a contentious issue in 2006
People also took sides on e-government, information security and outsourcing policies

Former feds protest agency defunding provision



FlipSide

FCW's 2006 covers


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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