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I love my agency
FCW's survey of best agencies for information technology employees shows that many feds maintain a sense of idealism, even when faced with perennial workplace challenges

FCW@20: Computers rule
The transformation of the federal workforce in the past 20 years has followed the ascendancy of the computer from a clerical device to a sophisticated tool used in every aspect of government operations

Voinovich: The worforce senator
George Voinovich has raised the profile of federal workforce issues and earned the respect of union leaders whose views often differ from his


Buzz of the Week

Security initiatives start to converge
Many in the federal IT community see greater emphasis on operational assurance

GSA: Alliant has everything

OPM lobbies for workforce fix


  • Find a complete list of the 2005 and 2006 National Medal of Technology and National Medal of Science laureates.


Editorial: Time for a fresh start
Few people think the government's General Schedule pay system works well

Letters to the editor

Welles: Getting away

Wilsker: Work by any other name


Executive decision ends impasse
Agreement reached on union election will let GAO get back to business


How many copies do you need?
Data deduplication wipes redundant data so you can reclaim storage and backup time

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Have contracting skills, will travel
House lawmakers want to send 600 GSA contracting employees to DOD

Feds promise states $1 billion


OMB intends to measure to the end
President’s lame-duck status will not prevent officials from keeping score on agencies

9/11 bill plugs holes

Internal checkbooks out of balance

Pentagon tests IT portfolio approach


In on the action

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.


  • 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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