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The best and worst places to work in federal IT
FCW survey offers insights into what workers like…and what they don’t

Fine print
Smart Shoppers: In the third of a three-part series, you can find what you need to know to pick the perfect workgroup printer


GILS could soon get the boot
Feds propose dropping homegrown standard

Senate skeptical of GSA’s reorganization plan

Administration unveils civil service plan

Circuit: Bureaucratus: A tribute



Editorial: Setting priorities

Welles: Be prepared


Patent examiners battle stress
USPTO struggles with hiring, retention issues amid morale problems

DHS is hit where it hires


Instant message lockdown
Agencies grapple with control issues as users increasingly flock to IM

Have hard drive, will travel


In this corner
Small firms are ready for the bell in the fight for larger contracts

Navy gets a software deal


The next big IRS thing: Filing and Payment Compliance
Agency taps a modernization tool to find tax cheaters

Take your medicine

Senate ignores some DHS priorities

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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