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The IPv6 elevator speech
FAA's Mark Powell says transition managers must be ready to deliver a short, memorable speech about IPv6

  • This feature is part of an IPv6 special report jointly created by Federal Computer Week, Government Computer News and Washington Technology. In its Feb. 4 issue, GCN explains how the key to realizing the full benefits of IPv6 lies in managing the astronomically large number of address spaces that it provides. In its Feb. 11 issue, WT outlines the business opportunities associated with IPv6 leading up to the June 2008 deadline and beyond. To read those stories, go to www.fcw.com/360/ipv6.

  • Maxine Lunn, research director at 1105 Government Information Group, surveyed agencies and vendors on their IPv6 awareness and readiness. Watch a short video of her discussing the results.

Richard Skinner says the role of inspectors general is to investigate, but some IGs have become the target of investigators

Dial 311
311 service is e-government with a different name


Buzz of the Week: A budget proposal -- to go, please

A void in the community
Rep. Davis’ decision not to run again strikes a blow to House’s acquisition and IT chops

DOD adjusts to new pay rules

Exodus depletes USDA CIO's office



Editorial: Departing opportunities
Political appointees often leave their posts in the last year of an administration, but in recent months, we have seen many career employees leave — and there are others who are pondering their futures.


Welles: The fed 4-hour work week?


Stier's vision of good government
Leader of Partnership for Public Service is at the forefront of many reform efforts

Some at DOD get big raises

A boom in the federal workforce


Make good data great
Flashy it’s not, but a well-oiled data architecture project can pay dividends


Time for a Schedule 70 makeover?
New director of GSA’s schedules contracts sorts through ideas for updating the program

Most agencies still wary of SaaS


Lawmakers' concerns halt HR LOB
Omnibus bill requires OMB to assess how consolidation initiative will affect workers

Are White House e-mails gone for good?

Army CIO talks transformation


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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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