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Einstein keeps an eye on agency networks
Voluntary network gateway monitoring program gives DHS a big-picture view of federal cybersecurity

Defeating the dumpster divers
The proliferation of storage media, from thumb drives and cell phones to giant disk arrays, makes secure disposal of decommissioned gear a much trickier task

FCW@20: Reporting on storage, then and now


Buzz of the Week: GSA assists the assistors

DOD is caught in the Web 2.0
Military officials name operational concerns as their reason for blocking popular sites

Another bailout for DSS?

GSA: We’re focusing on assisted services



Editorial: Help acquisition workers
The next administration could save money in the long run by adding procurement executives

Kelman: A public service incentive

  • Keep the conversation going on Steve Kelman's blog, The Lectern.

Leidinger: Recruit creatively

Stephenson: Government in your hand


Government taps the power of us
Officials turn to blogs and wikis to share information and achieve goals


States move warily on Real ID
Officials still crave funding and firm guidance on nationwide standards for driver’s licenses


GSA to retool e-contracting
Contracting officers say they shun the difficult-to-use eOffer, eMod applications


Feds face new HSPD-12 hurdles
Challenges include upgrading building access controls and issuing cards to contractors

House bill sets higher bar for DHS

E-filing trails 80 percent goal


Election season heats up
The big election for the Industry Advisory Council’s Executive Committee is under way

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 May 21, 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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