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A room with a view
Public safety agencies grapple with loads of data flowing into command centers.

A continental security job
Border officials eye technologies that help a limited corps of agents cover more ground.

What are your weaknesses?
Automated assessment tools help agencies steer limited resources to biggest vulnerabilities.


F Street shuffle
GSA draft reorganization plan gets cautious, critical reception.

DHS looks at interoperability using encryption software

Nonprofits accept the e-health records challenge




Editorial: A whole new world
Things have changed dramatically since "Computer Chaos" was published in 1994.

Brubaker: Before Clinger-Cohen, there was Chaos
The Computer Chaos report's impact on the way the government buys, uses technology continues to be felt.

Kelman: Are we better off now?
There is progress with procurement, but large programs still have not been fixed.

McConnell: Mission is the true driver
The big changes have come from events rather than new laws

Sprehe: Promises not yet fulfilled
Clinger-Cohen has been a major step forward in government management.


Flyzik: Top 10 benefits of Clinger-Cohen
We have a far better IT environment since its passage.


Can we have a word with you?
DOD employees flood agency with e-mail on pay-for-performance plans.

Under attack in the states

Conservative at helm of privacy panel


Keep on trucking
GPS wireless phones could record truck driver log data required by law.

Feds aren't aware of IPv6 benefits

Quick Look: The Alienware invasion


Outsmarting SmartBuy
Firms outside the program are unfazed about competition


Fed contracting opens for disabled veterans
Confusion about set-aside rules could hamper its effectiveness

Feds prepare but say little about cyberdefense plans

NASA looks at insourcing

At loggerheads over cybersecurity

FCW in Print

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


  • Shutterstock image: looking for code.

    How DOD embraced bug bounties -- and how your agency can, too

    Hack the Pentagon proved to Defense Department officials that outside hackers can be assets, not adversaries.

  • Shutterstock image: cyber defense.

    Why PPD-41 is evolutionary, not revolutionary

    Government cybersecurity officials say the presidential policy directive codifies cyber incident response protocols but doesn't radically change what's been in practice in recent years.

  • 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.

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