Submissions for Op-Ed

Federal Computer Week welcomes opinion pieces from the government information technology community.

Submission guidelines:

* The best start is to contact us before you begin writing. Send an e-mail with your idea to FCW Executive Editor Christopher Dorobek at

* Commentaries should be about 500 words.

* Commentaries must be exclusive to Federal Computer Week.

* They must also be relevant to the government IT community. And they should be topical, touching on issues of current interest in the community.

* The subject matter must be product/vendor neutral.

* Understand that all articles will be edited. We will explain the process. Needless to say — but we're saying it anyway — the goal is to ensure that everything in print is clear and concise, not to change the meaning, context or content.

* Columns will run as soon as possible but we cannot make any promises.

FCW in Print

In the latest issue: Looking back on three decades of big stories in federal IT.


  • Anne Rung -- Commerce Department Photo

    Exit interview with Anne Rung

    The government's departing top acquisition official said she leaves behind a solid foundation on which to build more effective and efficient federal IT.

  • Charles Phalen

    Administration appoints first head of NBIB

    The National Background Investigations Bureau announced the appointment of its first director as the agency prepares to take over processing government background checks.

  • Sen. James Lankford (R-Okla.)

    Senator: Rigid hiring process pushes millennials from federal work

    Sen. James Lankford (R-Okla.) said agencies are missing out on younger workers because of the government's rigidity, particularly its protracted hiring process.

  • FCW @ 30 GPS

    FCW @ 30

    Since 1987, FCW has covered it all -- the major contracts, the disruptive technologies, the picayune scandals and the many, many people who make federal IT function. Here's a look back at six of the most significant stories.

  • Shutterstock image.

    A 'minibus' appropriations package could be in the cards

    A short-term funding bill is expected by Sept. 30 to keep the federal government operating through early December, but after that the options get more complicated.

  • Defense Secretary Ash Carter speaks at the TechCrunch Disrupt conference in San Francisco

    DOD launches new tech hub in Austin

    The DOD is opening a new Defense Innovation Unit Experimental office in Austin, Texas, while Congress debates legislation that could defund DIUx.

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