Executive Handbook

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Agency IT executives are subject to no shortage of federal regulations and congressional mandates, but the most important rules are often unwritten. This special feature fills in the gaps on everything from staff development and shared services to influencing policy and avoiding turkeys.

Because to lead real change and innovation, one must first know how to be a leader.

In the package:

How to spot a turkey farm

How to make the most of a mentor

How to share a service

How to join the Senior Executive Service

How to assess your team

How to influence policy

How to stay out of the weeds

How to learn from success

Plus, special commentaries:

How to foster better performance

How conformists can spark creativity






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.

Reader comments

Mon, Feb 11, 2013

now if Congress wants to reduce the budget, cut back on the zillions of rules and regulations.

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