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Orchestrating safety in disasters

State and local officials on the front lines of emergency management look for assistance from new technology and the feds.


Buzz of the Week: Change is in the wind

Policy News

OMB gives Networx a boost

Acquisition News

Navy details NMCI follow-on plan

Management News

Spy agencies prepare for administration change

Gustav triggers COOP

From the pages of GCN

NSF, chip industry to fund multicore processor research

CUNY, Red Hat launch open-source lab


Editorial: A fresh take on contracting

chartMiller: Independent oversight works


Army retools knowledge culture
The service defines new knowledge management principles tailored to net-centric environment.




DOD, intell join forces to save
The intelligence community and DOD strike deal to buy software together.

Nothing pushes like an economic shove


FEMA adopts open standards
Public alert systems to use same standard that local emergency managers embrace.


A boost for state aid
States learn to offset the risk of human services modernization projects with flexible tech approaches.


FCW points you in the direction of interesting blogs and Web sites that deal with all things information technology.

Why time management matters

How to lose your best employees

A cautionary tale of Google Docs

Management by the numbers (literally)

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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