Creating DHS involved reorganizing agencies based on their technology resources and workforce expertise into a super-agency capable of mounting operations against terrorism.
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.
The 1996 repeal of the Brooks Act ended the General Services Administration's monopoly on IT purchases.
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.
The CIA cloud project provided a reference model for other agencies looking for ways to bring their operational data into the cloud.
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.
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.
A familiar scenario looms as Congress moves to pass a short-term funding bill before the fiscal year draws to a close.
TRANSCOM has issued a new strategic document that outlines guiding principles for addressing cyber threats.
GDIT will provide contact-center systems and operations support with a FedRAMP-compliant, cloud-based platform.
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.
After missing a congressionally mandated deadline, the Defense Department is prepping a new schedule for the rollout of its electronic health record.