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Senses working overtime
Air Force researchers aim to help pilots and others operate increasingly complex aircraft and mission support systems.


Policy News

DOD broadens PKI parameters

Feds leave laptops unencrypted

Senate panel faults agency IT efforts

GAO: Agencies uneven on Networx track

House passes several homeland security bills

Acquisition News

Williams GSA nomination blocked; options weighed

Management News

DHS keeps mum on cybersecurity contract work

Technology News

Study: IT research program deserves more resources

From the pages of GCN

VA secures veterans’ records, identities

DOD starts scientific search Web site


Editorial: Encouraging mediocrity

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Burns: The not so invisible hand


Performance comes into focus
Armed with better metrics, agencies have an opportunity to improve under-performing programs.



A push for more competition
White House, Congress want to see less work done through sole-source contracts


Sharing information – and fears
Information sharing environment has made progress, but its future is unclear.


Dial in the perfect smart phone
Experts explain the key usability features, services and security issues to consider when making a buy.

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A complex IT generation gap

DHS blog dust-up

What not to worry about

The perfect solar storm

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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