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Up to their ears in issues
There's no shortage of work for chief privacy officers.

Privacy in a post-Sept. 11 world
There's no shortage of work for chief privacy officers.

European Union charts a new course for data privacy
United Kingdom makes plans for identity registry and national ID card.

Voice over IP exposed
VOIP can lower telecom costs and help with network consolidation — and cause security problems if not handled right.


President pulls the plug on PITAC
Failure to renew the IT advisory committee raises concerns about research budgets

IT's musical chairs

E-gov faces budget cuts



Comings and goings


Editorial: The need for privacy officers

Welles: Summer winds of change

Sprehe: FBI gets it right

Kelman: Purchase cards: Priceless


Growing government program managers
VA created in-house training program to fill a talent shortage.

Telework tango


Five steps to managing risk
Experts recommend going on the offensive to deal with vulnerabilities.

Hands on: In search of the perfect notebook PC

The Pipeline

The data reference model gets real


Adobe looks to add Flash
Macromedia’s Flash Platform enables building of Web applications.

Lose the file cabinets


California bill would restrict RFID use
State could be sending signal that data privacy matters.

Auditors highlight patent automation problems

NSF seeks broad Internet research agenda

Lawmakers debate merits of fingerprints

Extreme makeover for financial management?

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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