Bush founds DHS.

The creation of DHS

Creating DHS involved reorganizing agencies based on their technology resources and workforce expertise into a super-agency capable of mounting operations against terrorism.

FCW @ 30 GPS

The opening up of GPS

In May 2000, President Bill Clinton authorized the removal of a security feature from the Global Positioning System -- a decision that opened the doors to accurate geospatial data for thousands of government and consumer applications.

Former Rep. Jack Brooks (D-Texas)

Clinger-Cohen and the end of the Brooks Act

The 1996 repeal of the Brooks Act ended the General Services Administration's monopoly on IT purchases.

FCW @ 30 hackers

Hackers storm DOD networks

In a 1996 information-sharing effort, then-CIA director John Deutch proposed working with DOD to create an Information Warfare Technology Center staffed with 1,000 people and located at the National Security Agency at Fort Meade, Md.

CIA floor logo

CIA commits to the cloud

The CIA cloud project provided a reference model for other agencies looking for ways to bring their operational data into the cloud.

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.

FCW at 30 - IRS

IRS promises nationwide electronic filing

The IRS' e-file pilot program in 1986 became a test case for the technology of electronic filing and the information policies governing its uses.

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Clock is ticking on possible shutdown

A familiar scenario looms as Congress moves to pass a short-term funding bill before the fiscal year draws to a close.


U.S. Transportation Command outlines cyber strategy

TRANSCOM has issued a new strategic document that outlines guiding principles for addressing cyber threats.

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Census awards $430M contract to support 2020 count

GDIT will provide contact-center systems and operations support with a FedRAMP-compliant, cloud-based platform.

space satellite traffic jam

FAA looks to take over commercial space traffic control

The Federal Aviation Administration is making the case that it and not the military should police commercial space traffic, and Congress is helping the flight agency take the first step.

 Shutterstock image: global health.

New schedule for military EHR rollout is imminent

After missing a congressionally mandated deadline, the Defense Department is prepping a new schedule for the rollout of its electronic health record.

FCW in Print

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

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