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Facing an innovation deficit
Proponents of U.S. competitiveness beat the drum for more spending on IT research

Efficient e-forms ready for e-gov
A look at products from three vendors that can help agencies move key processes online


HHS to offer private physicians ‘free’ software
Open-source software could cost doctors $500 a month

Senators ask if DOD’s CIO needs budget power

Spotlight on DHS financial management

Remembering Peter Weiss



Editorial: People power

Gray: Market your advantages

Barnes: The advantages of youth

Marsh: Empowering HR officers

Simon: No easy answers

Thompson: Through the looking glass


Blogger power
Mad as hell, Doug Roberts blogs about his employer, Los Alamos lab

FIPS 201 requires new scrutiny of contractors


Software on the trail of deadly weapons
State Department gives away tools to detect harmful exports and imports

The Pipeline

Achieving clean audits


Critical condition
ERP implementation difficulties crippled GTSI’s daily operations

Navy gets a software deal


Preserving maps for the future
USGS faces a challenge in protecting cartographic data

Army portal updates on hold

Secure Flight increases privacy protections

Purchase cards facing tougher controls

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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