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Masters of disaster
FCW has recognized more than a dozen individuals in government, industry and the nonprofit sector who responded to Hurricane Katrina and helped in the recovery

Capt. Jeffrey J. Arsenault: Deployable comms aid supply effort
Hurricane Katrina tested Arsenault’s leadership, but his personality and training helped him overcome obstacles to supporting Air Force relief efforts

Lt. Col. Kenneth C. Blakely: AKO opens virtual community center
Blakely's speedy organization of an online center helped Army staff affected by Hurricane Katrina contact relatives and find shelter

G. Kelly Croft: SSA averts delay in check deliveries
Croft sent technicians to the hurricane-ravaged Gulf Coast to establish computer networks to restore connectivity and provide Social Security checks

Michael Gardner: IRS answers FEMA’s call for help
Gardner, along with a FEMA specialist and a co-worker, converted more than 850 workstations for FEMA's use a few days before Hurricane Katrina made landfall

Deborah Kutzleb: Debris database tracks vessel recovery
Post Hurricane Katrina, Kutzleb and Phoenix International produced a database to track of thousands of vessels as the Navy cleared the waterways

Cyrus G. “Jerry” Lohfink and Jim Preissner: Government/industry team delivers fed paychecks
Working together, Lohfink and Preissner kept Hurricane Katrina’s devastation from disrupting the processing of federal paychecks

Capt. Fred Mingo: Calm heads prevail in crisis response
Mingo initiated a continuity of operations plan that kept Spawar in business when Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans

Lt. Joe Morgan: Quick work aids missing-person searches
Morgan helped the Coast Guard create a system to track missing-person reports in the wake of Hurricane Katrina

Catherine Poole: Rules of road guide emergency buys
In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, Poole helped provide timely information about emergency acquisition procedures

The Federal 100: A year like no other
Hurricane Katrina dominated this year’s Federal 100 Awards, in much the same way that it has dominated the headlines for the past six months

The 2006 Federal 100 awards main page
See all the winners


Missile defense network open to cyberattack
Lack of automated log audits and individual passwords could cripple network

Experts: GSA needs leaders fast

Congress questions financial management consolidation



Editorial: Credit where credit is due
Federal Computer Week’s Federal 100 awards program has truly proven itself during its 17-year history.

Aronie: Keep GSA schedules humming

Kelman: The "You're fired" approach


FAA: Knowledge sharing shouldn’t be forced
Agency’s use of online collaboration space has expanded to solve workgroup problems

OPM publishes performance plan


Proventia offers advanced virus protection
New functionality boosts desktop PC software’s defenses

New products unwrapped at FOSE


SAS undergoes identity shift
Software firm that specializes in data analysis changes strategy with new fed leader

Origin adds freebie to research aid


A new way to get a good deal
Justice is the latest agency to compete for its own work

OFPP tracks interagency contracts

States slow to implement E911

VA, DOD share clinical data on a large scale


IT community volunteers to help hurricane victims

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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