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A work in progress
Experts debate whether the creation of DHS boosted technology programs as expected

Terrorists brandish tech sword, too
Five years after the 2001 terrorist attacks, law enforcement and terrorist groups bring new levels of sophistication to the ongoing game of digital cat and mouse

Technology trap
Is our national obsession with technology causing us to misdirect our terrorism-fighting efforts?


Audit puts GSA on the spot again
IG cites procurement violations yet recommends DOD do business with GSA

Jim Williams: Rebuilding GSA by focusing on customers

Army to require encryption for traveling devices



Editorial: Changing everything
There has been a noticeable and disappointing lack of significant or meaningful change on Capitol Hill since the 2001 terrorist attacks

Kelman: Unsung heroes of contracting


Union: Low staffing at LAX worsens delays
Airline passenger advocacy group says staffing levels are part of a larger problem

New book offers managers tips on keeping the best employees


Financial analysts get a new language
XBRL has helped financial institutions expedite reporting and data analysis

Tool tackles insider threats

The Pipeline

HP offers affordable ultralight notebook

Both sides shift cyberwar tactics


Integrators see dark clouds, some sunshine
Climate is one of tight budgets, price pressures

Experts see little fallout from Thomas’ criticism of CSC


Defense objects to adopting VA health records system
Despite congressional urging, DOD insists the VA system does not meet its needs

NARA must improve ERA expense plan


FCW’s brush with COOP

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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