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IT for the common good
The Markle Foundation’s reigning policy maven says she wants to bring IT business transformation to the public sector

HSPD-12: DOD holds pole position
The Defense Department has a big jump on other agencies racing to meet the smart card deadline, but being first comes with a cost

Fast track to file access
How to use wide-area file services to boost access to files across WANs


Battery recall affects thousands of federal users
Dell won't say how many weeks employees might have to wait for replacement batteries

Air Force to reduce IT personnel

NASA’s next mission: Find the missing moonwalk video




Editorial: The need for advice
There is a real need for objective recommendations from groups that can take the time and effort to study important issues, dissect them and present them coherently and cohesively

Welles: Are you really ready to retire?


Inside OPM’s new telework guidelines
Detailed guidance focuses on pandemic emergencies, information security

IRS workers violate e-mail policy


Law enforcement agencies explore semantics
Technology could help in collection and analysis of data

The Pipeline

Opsware readies application mapping tool


Software licenses will have exchange value
Bentley Systems to offer a licensing model based on efficient portfolio management

Tessada to aid DHS agencies


Congress wants to see the savings on e-gov
OMB memo urges federal agencies to measure costs

DOD seeks common data strategy

Industry groups oppose FAR panel proposals


Another new and improved government search portal

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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