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Special report: Open source

Opening doors to open source
Migrating to Linux shouldn’t involve major disruptions.

Open wide
Linux’s appeal grows as applications flourish.

Get ready for Firefox
Open-source browser is trim, fast and stable.

Wiki means fast
Online collaborative sites open to everyone enable the sharing of ideas.


Editorial: Reviewing the case against open source

Kelman: Pay for performance pays

Lisagor: Relating to others

Willis: Resistance is futile

Adelstein: Linux use drives innovation


A rough ride for battlefield systems
Army report calls for updates to the service’s battle command systems

Getting down to metrics




The $36 billion man
Kevin Carroll manages Army IT programs with a human touch.

Tech training gets muscle


PCs go double time
Dual-core processors will change PC market, perhaps not all for the better.


Angels over Los Angeles

Sprint makes smart move with handheld


New lease on life
Alternative financing returns as option for cash-poor agencies.

Unisys contract future in doubt


Contracting showdown
Pentagon forces Army to change IT services acquisition strategy

NIH expands digital archive

Virtual reference desk is open

Unfair grading?

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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