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EA: What is it?

10 thoughts/10 people on enterprise architecture

OMB scores high on EA

Even some of OMB's frequent critics say the House agency has been an effective advocate of enterprise architecture

  • Learn more about OMB's federal enterprise architecture here (Source: OMB).

The new public-safety language

The National Information Exchange Model provides a rallying point for government and industry to coordinate homeland security efforts

Up close and impersonal

Encrypted indexing techniques let security agencies exchange information more freely without sacrificing personal privacy


Buzz of the Week

Is IT security getting short shrift?

Concerned former DOD officials call for greater use of cybersecurity metrics

OPM stung by thefts

Military can't buy IT fast enough



Editorial: Dressing up EA's mission

Dick Burk has done much for enterprise architecture and linking EA to agency missions



NASA needs boomer expertise

Brain drain could mean a serious setback for the agency's next trip to the moon

Defense unions optimistic

CFOs: Use more financial data

CIO University refills the pipeline


NSA begins crypto upgrade

15-year plan to fund new encoding technology

ITIL's stock rises


GSA issues stricter rules on year-end spending requests

Agency asks for breathing room to award contracts before the end of the fiscal year


Richard Burk: EA evangelist

OMB's retiring chief architect preaches the virtues of enterprise architecture


A case for EA

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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