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In search of safe harbor
The complexities of port facilities make maritime domain awareness one of the biggest challenges in homeland security



Commerce versus security
The debate about screening shipping containers is one problem that current technology is not going to solve



THE WEEK

Buzz of the Week: An inconvenient fiscal truth




Policy News


Next up for IPv6: Innovations



Acquisition News
Council to address clearance delays

IG criticizes VA use of ‘Magic Quadrant

Skinner: TSA cut corners on sole-source awards

Putting documents online gains steam in Congress


From the pages of GCN

Spam expected to jump in July

NIST revises IT security guides


FCW FORUM

Editorial: Right man, bad timing?



Suda: IT paves the way to safer roads
Kelman: The quest for objective research




MANAGEMENT



Ariz. assembles project experts
State officials say they are reaping the benefits of a training and certification program


GAO: DHS should merge net offices




ACQUISITION


Work (statements) of art
A team of experts helps Coast Guard program managers write performance-based requirements



POLICY

OMB: Keep your briefs brief
Agencies told to create summary versions of documents as part of a push for transparency




POINTERS: RECOMMENDED READING

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FCW in Print

In the latest issue: Looking back on three decades of big stories in federal IT.

Featured

  • FCW @ 30 GPS

    FCW @ 30

    Since 1996, 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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    Merged IT modernization bill punts on funding

    A House panel approved a new IT modernization bill that appears poised to pass, but key funding questions are left for appropriators.

  • General Frost

    Army wants cyber capability everywhere

    The Army's cyber director said cyber, electronic warfare and information operations must be integrated into warfighters' doctrine and training.

  • Rising Star 2013

    Meet the 2016 Rising Stars

    FCW honors 30 early-career leaders in federal IT.

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