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To the orbit and back
Satellite communications find a niche in the military and emergency services.

FAQs: Grid computing
Are grids coming to a data center near you?


A leap in connectivity for global grid
DISA sees $3B procurement for up to 5,000 circuits as a commodity buy.

FAA gives go-ahead to RFID

EPA selects jobs for outsourcing



Editorial: A schedule reorganization?

Nadler: New rights for feds

Miller: Focus on the people


Hite keeps investigations humming
Accountability and performance are key measures for streamlined GAO.

OMB revives forum on contracting issues

Remaking government with a new salary system


City of Ripon goes wireless
California municipality adopts holistic approach to mesh networking.

The Pipeline

Bermuda keeps an eye on legislation


Band of brothers
Veterans need partners to tap into VETS GWAC.

History repeats


A decade ago, Clinger-Cohen brought reforms
But managing large federal IT projects remains an imperfect and risky business

Controversial to the max

Feds face mandatory security controls

U.S. officials favor global RFID standard

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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