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A not so dry run
Hurricane Katrina exposed the strengths and weaknesses of emergency management systems needed for homeland security

Communications breakdown
First responders look for new ways to keep communications flowing in emergencies

Shock to the system
Katrina highlights holes in emergency health care system


FTI hits rough air
Performance snags, project delays could jeopardize FAA network

Wagner to lead GSA reorganization


Comings and goings



Editorial: The importance of thought

Cebrowski: The power of transformation

Stephenson: Power to the people

Welles: Diversity rules

Lisagor: Breaking up is hard to do


Agencies slip on e-gov progress
Latest management score cards disappoint federal program officials

GAO: Teacher info eludes local school districts

Uncertainty clouds DOD pay plan


Cybersecurity 2005: New targets, new threats emerge
Attackers focus on unpatched client applications, network operating systems

Software helps Minnesota spend wisely

The Pipeline


Vendors bank on HSPD-12 mandate
Secure federal identity credentials bring new opportunities and risks

BearingPoint calls a doctor


Smart traffic plan must leap local hurdles
Major cities are reluctant to give info on congestion to private firm

Congress needs a part of PART

Scant data on overseas outsourcing

DISA upgrades teleconferencing

DHS issues infrastructure protection plan

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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