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Homeland Security Special Report: The cargo challenge
Government executives face major challenges as they try to mitigate homeland security threats

Bridging the gap
What makes public/private security alliances succeed? It’s not just about the money — except when it is

Unattended hazards
Homeland security officials want better status and tracking information about hazardous rail freight

A long haul for freight security
Cargo security plans for trucking, maritime and aviation sectors seek a balance between homeland security and efficient commerce

Remembering MCI Mail
MCI did something no other company had done before when it connected its e-mail to the Internet


Buzz of the Week: Unintended consequences

  • "Dance of life"
    DOD's medical evacuation and receiving system in Landstuhl, Germany, manages a logistical ballet that has contributed to the lowest battlefield mortality rate in history

Feds’ move to e-forms delayed by third protest
GSA awaits GAO decision on award to Formatta

Hill presents alternative LOB strategy

CIOs spring forward on daylight-saving fix




Editorial: A call for debate
The government’s procurement system has been getting a careful review in recent months — something akin to a 10-year checkup

Kelman: Can we keep the kids?

Madsen: The SARA panel’s mission focus

Lorenze: The next management agenda


Marta Brito Pérez’s journey
New Homeland Security leader will focus on people’s concerns

Survey results set off culture alarm
at Homeland Security Department

  • Read the report of the Homeland Security Culture Task Force [.pdf].
    Source: Homeland Security Advisory Council

A new Congress is open to new ideas


Are there perils in penetration testing?
Yes, but calm heads can help you choose
whether to outsource or do it yourself

  • Click here to read’s Security news, features, source documents, online resources and more.


Outsourcing: Is it the next big thing or not?
Input’s federal outsourcing forecast is rosy
because many IT employees will retire soon

GSA forecasts modest increase in sales amid soul-searching

  • Read more about the General Services Administration’s customer service issues and related stories



DOD issues new policy on electronic warfare
Policy could be the first of many for dealing with cyberthreats from Chinese hackers

Council could elevate tech policy

OPM cites progress on security clearances

  • Read the report from the Security Clearance Oversight Group [.pdf].
    Source: White House

Agencies begin a year of fiscal dieting

Feds whittle down improper payments

FCW Time Machine

Remembering MCI Mail
MCI did something no other company had done before when it connected its e-mail to the Internet


The Gettysburg Address: The IT edition


Buzz of the Week

  • Click here to find out what the word about town was or here to listen to a podcast of the Buzz from the Feb. 26, 2007, issue.

Editorials: Submission guidelines

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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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