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Data leakage
This article on security policies is the first in a three-part series on information security

Put some bite behind the bark
The most successful security policies are those that agencies can enforce

RHIOs for beginners
After many false starts, the health care community is now learning what it will take to build successful regional health information organizations

Setting up for wireless
FCW’s Quick Start looks at how to plug your portable computers into a WLAN


OMB lifts the veil on IT worries
Agency reveals two lists of projects that it says warrant expanded public oversight

Garcia welcomed as cyber czar

GAO seeks to protect identities and security info




Editorial: Garbage in, garbage out
There are some questions about how the government would create a searchable online database of contract information

Amtower: Accolades are overdue

Kelman: The face-to-face experience

Rimmer: What a flat world means for government

Sprehe: Why people matter


A lawyer who likes information technology
As New York’s top cyber official, Will Pelgrin also leads a successful multistate ISAC

Another harsh audit for DOD

Federal enterprise architects: Selling EA requires stealth


Vendors offer interoperability on a national scale
Emergency responders say they need to solve regional interoperability problems first

Adobe adds conferencing to Acrobat software

SBA switches to a vertical search engine

The Pipeline

NYC to cover city with 2.5 GHz wireless


Businesses capitalize on IPv6 mandate
Vendors develop services to help agencies meet 2008 deadline for compliance

Supercomputing partnerships win high marks

There is strength in numbers


Financial line of business still too murky
Experts: OMB guidance leaves too many gray areas

Denett targets data accuracy in building funding database

Industry lobbies for competitiveness bills


A graphic look at 9/11

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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