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NSPS moves off dead center, but not by much
DOD’s controversial National Security Personnel System faces continuing resistance from employee unions and an authorization time clock that is running out


Buzz of the Week: DHS' turn in the hot seat

GSA sets HSPD-12 price point
GSA’s lower card cost forces Interior to rethink its plans as a secure card provider

Lawmakers grill DHS' CIO

Waxman: E-mail records are a mess


  • Read Kelman’s blog post on songs for procurement officials and suggest your own song.


Editorial: More headlines than help
FCW shares hopeful and depressing points about the main players at a Doan hearing

Wagner: Lessons from the past

Okay: Fair opportunity explained


Hayden wants fewer CIA contractors
Director sets a goal of reducing contractor workforce by 10 percent in 15 months

Lawmakers disappointed by federal telework gains


Dual-mode: Two is better than one
Smart phones that switch between cellular and Wi-Fi could reduce telecom expenses

Technology briefs


Encryption BPAs are open to all
Contracts awarded under GSA’s SmartBuy signal better intergovernmental relations

Procurement briefs


Devices bring new security policies
Red, black handhelds are an innovation that will require new security procedures

Justice breaks 1-hour rule


Beam me up, Scotty?

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.


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    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.

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    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.

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    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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