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How secure is your COOP?
Contingency planners, such as New York’s William Pelgrin, must balance recovering quickly from a disaster with recovering safely.


Buzz of the Week: GSA leadership shuffle dominates water-cooler talk

Time to update the Privacy Act?
Other Policy News

FOIA ruling raises questions

An IT strategy for the transition

GAO: Senior privacy officials need authority

Security clearance solution deferred

Accord might avert furloughs

Other Management News

Agencies to launch alternate-pay project

Collaboration will expand CIOs’ roles

Are schedule prices a good deal?

Other Acquisition News

GSA plans schedules oversight office

Officials ask for more insight

Technology News

CIA collaborates online

IPv6 deadline challenges DHS

From the pages of GCN

DISA’s Croom, agency leaders recognized


Editorial: Defending CIO bloggers

Welles: The power of being positive


State’s new CIO defines her role
Susan Swart says she will be successful if she can help agency diplomats fulfill their mission


OFPP offers new guidelines to improve interagency contacting
Some say OFPP’s new policy guidance might be too little, too late to offer effective oversight


A new life for talk-to-text?
Efforts of speech-recognition developers could pay off as a smart application for smart phones


Security pieces come together
Deadlines for several federal cybersecurity initiatives are coming due this summer


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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.

  • Shutterstock image.

    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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