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On duty: 24-hour video guards
The latest digital video gear is a big improvement over older analog equipment. Here's what you need to make digital security work for you.

Security gets image-conscious
Video-analysis software is getting better at spotting suspicious activity, but a developing market still warrants caution


Buzz of the Week

Networx: Now for the hard choices
With Universal and now Enterprise, feds must sort through telecom options

DOD surges on biometrics

Lawmakers push compromise on ID cards


FCW@20: Worn down from budget battle


Editorial: Stating the obvious

Corini: Raise your guard

McDonough: The need for IGs

Welles: E-mail messaging


Unions on pay systems: No, but yes
Despite their bluster, unions say they don’t oppose performance-based pay for feds

DHS sticks to pay system goals


Queuing up printer savings
When government offices take steps to control their document costs, they reap the rewards

Data explosion strains peer review


Education says, ‘Do it all’
Department’s EDUCATE procurement will make contractors shoulder more IT risk

The next big thing: TEM


Agencies face SSN scrubdown
OMB says agencies must stop the practice of using SSNs as unique personal identifiers

i-GPS plan stumbles on Capitol Hill

DHS sets its cyber R&D goals


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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.

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    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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