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Security training no longer on the backburner
Growth in data breaches prompts agencies to invest more in training for security professionals and employees

DOD's uberportal
Proponents say DKO could be a new model for developing information systems. But critics question the speedy patch-it-together approach

A little too virtual?
The problems solved by file storage virtualization products might not be real enough to motivate buyers


Defense budget sacrifices future IT
Fiscal 2007 funding covers only existing systems and delays modernization

FAA case points to contracting confusion

White House steps into blogger community




Editorial: Time well spent
Conferences can provide federal employees an opportunity to think in new and innovative ways and talk to other organizations about how they do business

Madsen: ‘Commercial practice’ counts


GAO’s go-to guy on governance issues
As managing director of strategic issues, Mihm advises lawmakers

Make that an e-prescription


State welfare systems hit replacement cycle
Officials pursue Web technology and integrated benefit eligibility assessments

State & local

States approach health IT differently, survey finds

The Pipeline


SBInet trawls for small-business partners
Contract winner Boeing says SBA firms slated for 40 percent of subcontract slots

Businesses weigh HSPD-12 costs


Lawmakers say EPA’s numbers don’t add up
GAO agrees to review agency’s plans for digitizing documents its regulators use

Cyber Storm finds weaknesses


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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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