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Best and worst
FCW’s second annual best — and worst — IT agency survey shows that although some things change, many stay the same

Airborne data
Here’s how to sort through the options for broadband wireless services


GSA wants to add SEWP to its plate
Some GSA supporters question whether the timing is right, given the agency’s challenges

Harris rapped for FTI failures

Lawmakers focus on fairness to small businesses




Editorial: Management matters
FCW's annual "Best Agencies" survey tells us why federal IT workers like and dislike their jobs

Welles: Best leaders for the best places

Amtower: The story behind the Davis exposé


Nurses demand a voice in health IT planning
Proponents say giving nurses a role in systems development could ensure focus on bedside care

McKinsey and Co. makes the case for federal productivity increases


It’s 4 a.m.! Do you know where your files are?
Emerging class of enterprise rights management software promises to secure sensitive information

Tsunami forecasting: A new use for GPS?

The Pipeline

DOE raises the bar on supercomputing


Vendors defend DHS contracting practices
But lawmakers most likely will continue probes

Deltek digs deeper into EVM field


Congress wants standard military e-health record
DOD, VA move a step closer to a common health record for vets, active-duty military

GSA weighs Section 803 changes

Lawmakers downplay IT’s role in FOIA


A few minutes with...Adam Tuss

FCW in Print

In the latest issue: Looking back on three decades of big stories in federal IT.


  • Shutterstock image: looking for code.

    How DOD embraced bug bounties -- and how your agency can, too

    Hack the Pentagon proved to Defense Department officials that outside hackers can be assets, not adversaries.

  • Shutterstock image: cyber defense.

    Why PPD-41 is evolutionary, not revolutionary

    Government cybersecurity officials say the presidential policy directive codifies cyber incident response protocols but doesn't radically change what's been in practice in recent years.

  • 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.

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