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Networx: A revolution on hold


Buzz of the Week: A few minutes with Steve Ballmer

House telework bill advances
Other Management news:

Obama, McCain want spending transparency
Other Acquisition news:

GSA to open optimization office
Other Policy news:

From the Pages of…

Government Health IT

Government Computer News

Washington Technology

Comings and Goings



Editorial: Managing our own change

Kelman: An embarrassing question

Lisagor: Top 20 things not to say

Welles: Bit literacy is the new cure-all


Deputy chiefs key to transition

Career executives can provide stability during a change in administration


Price clause spurs more questions
GSA’s price reduction clause is not only outdated but also unclear, critics say


Agencies get pushy with Web 2.0
RSS, widgets and other social-media tools offer new channels for providing information


OMB calls for financial clarity
Common financial management processes will enable agencies to reconcile their payables and receivables


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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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