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VA climbs out of a hornet's nest
Data security became a top priority at VA in the past year, but officials acknowledge that more work — much more — remains to be done

After the breach, now what?
Would a federal breach notification law bring greater security and sanity to those who find their personal data has been lost or stolen?

When personal data gets out of the box...
A new Federal Computer Week survey finds that the theft of a Veterans Affairs Department laptop PC pushed data security to the forefront at many agencies


Buzz of the Week: GAO's HR reality-check time

  • Take the poll: Is GAO on the right track with its pay-for-performance plan?

DOD cuts back on GovWorks
Effect could severely reduce revenue at Interior's IT assisted services center

Lawmakers want to recharge FISMA

Vendors claim VA contracts unfair



Editorial: The brave new world
Government policy struggles to keep up with advances in technology

Wagner: The wave of the future

Miller: Good government

Kelman: Buying commercial

Petrillo: A failed experiment


OPM sees green on clearances
Officials credit increased oversight for shrinking lengthy clearance times

More feds work on the go

Employee issues worry CFOs

  • See the results from the ASMC survey of Defense financial management executives.
    (Source: Grant Thornton)


An espresso shot for disc drives
New hybrid hard drives that blend disk and flash memory will appear this fall

DOD reaches first milestone with system's deployment


Denett focuses on FPDS data
Proponents of better federal contracting decry lack of reliable contracting data

Commerce explores hosted e-mail


OMB clarifies HR line of business
New guidance for Human Resources LOB focuses on the application of A-76 rules

Security LOB cleared for takeoff

Feds, industry expand digital partnerships


FCW@20: When we were 10

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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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