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Baghdad reduced to bytes
Some experts question whether the Defense Department is overreaching with a simulation of Baghdad that tries to model most human factors

IAC facebook
This year’s IAC Executive Committee embodies the high-level expertise that is essential to good government and the advancement of the IT industry


Voters are caught in an e-voting quandary
Are elections officials naive about e-voting, or are critics just pushing the wrong buttons?

DOD gives Internet balloting another try




Editorial: E-voting: The need for paper
Information technology has an important role to play in voting, particularly after the 2000 presidential vote and the infamous hanging chads


Guerra: Quit the monopoly talk


Flu worries create urgency for planning
Federal agencies need to account for uninfected teleworkers, experts warn

GAO urges action on clearances

Burton takes a new angle on procurement


On the road to a better security blueprint
The linking of threat management and EA design could yield huge potential benefits

SpyForce-AI protects against insider threats

The Pipeline

Technology briefs


Business sector, states seek e-cycling solutions
Lawmakers, recyclers are closely monitoring current programs to reach uniform approach

$300M contract will test limits of 8(a) capabilities


Defense rethinks its wireless needs
DOD seeks new policies and technologies to stay ahead of surging spectrum demand

Trust is the focus of ELC brainstorming

New spectrum policies could follow switch to digital TV

A business case for cybersecurity spending


Worst congressional Web sites

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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