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Cures for the compulsive gadget grabber
Unflinching focus on value and program needs helps rein in temptation to buy the latest and greatest toys

Get smart about desktop management
Neglect the basics and you’ll risk having days of high-profile grief and frustration


Buzz of the Week: Be careful what you ask for

Chertoff gives the CIO the power of the purse
Scott Charbo will gain broad control of IT spending in DHS directorates

DOD renews acquisition reform by focusing on unearned fees

OFPP outlines plan to clean up data


  • Leslie Barry, vice president of government affairs and business development at GTSI, led a group to Nicaragua to help build a community center. See a slideshow with photos from the trip, hear Barry talk about it and check out the Bridges to Community Web site.



Editorial: Doan's task
Despite the controversy surrounding her, the GSA administrator’s main goal should be leaving the agency better than she found it

Nadler: How small is small?

Fountain: More than a grade


Using the bad to do good
Government Printing Office looks to learn from its mistakes to improve its programs

GSA tries sweetening telework with new federal regulations


Big vendors give open source added clout
Familiar suppliers provide a higher comfort level for agencies

Technology briefs

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FedBizOpps procurement stalls once again
GSA is mum on next steps as judge denies government’s request for reconsideration

GSA seeks a catalyst role in its plans for an IPv6 program office



Democrats gain the advantage on health IT issues
With Democrats now in charge on Capitol Hill, the rush for national health IT legislation is on

Two agencies prove it’s possible to fix GAO high-risk programs

VA gives thumbs down to thumb drives

Congress pressures agencies to improve E-FOIA compliance


FCW@20: Tech toons told the story


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 March 19, 2007, issue.

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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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