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Managing through the disruption

FCW's Federal List: 10 organizations worth watching

We chose these 10 for their innovation and growth, and for being bellwethers of change in the government IT community.

Chat room diplomacy

Blogs and virtual consulates are the new diplomatic tools in the State Department's efforts to change public opinion abroad

Fighting fires with geospatial data

Topographical maps enriched with layers of relevant data are helping officials become better fire managers


Buzz of the Week: Goodbye summer, and back to work

DOD to decide on Navy HR system

England must determine whether Navy will use DIMHRS or the Marine Corps' system.

FAA's $1 billion contract to ITT targets air traffic delays

Border states to test hybrid IDs



Editorial: Thriving in chaos
Leadership and management in a time of disruption, chaos and change are particularly challenging.

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Amme: You can be a survivor

Stephenson: Web 2.0 and security

Kolcun: Software 2.0


The most divisive issue: Pay

Distrust has stalled federal efforts to change the 50-year-old civil service pay system


Gadgets that don't play by the rules

Beware of employees bearing smart phones, IM services and peer-to-peer file sharing software


Consolidation changes the game

Consequences of governmentwide initiatives

alter the federal contracting landscape


OMB's one-face approach

Agencies find 'one government' to be a disruptive, but not unreasonable, concept

Policies challenge the status quo


Eye on the sky ' from your desktop

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.


  • Shutterstock image: looking for code.

    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.

  • Shutterstock image: cyber defense.

    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.

  • 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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