David Rapp

David Rapp

David Rapp is editor in chief of Federal Computer Week and VP of Content for 1105 Government Information Group.

Maximum benefit

The idea that the operations of government should be driven by the same motive as private enterprise is fallacious on the face of it, but that’s not to say that government agencies should not run more efficiently.

Monumental task

The second half of the National Archives and Records Administration's name suggests an even bigger challenge than keeping aging official parchments from rotting away into oblivion.

Listen up

Here's our list of reasons for doing our annual Federal List issue.

Friend of Barack

Michael Robertson is taking his skills - and his political connections - to GSA, where he was recently installed in three key positions: Associate director of governmentwide policy, chief acquisition officer and White House liaison.

How NHIN will change health care communications

If the retail catalog industry has kept the U.S. Postal Service on life support during the past decade or so, then doctors, hospitals and pharmacies certainly must be given credit for sustaining the dying — but not yet dead — prospects of landline phone companies.

Passing the baton

Why, six months into his presidency, has Obama still not named anyone to fill the administrator’s position at the Office of Federal Procurement Policy?

Buying power

Nothing worth doing comes easy. Just ask President Obama.

Info science revisited

Welcome to the world of the “Semantic Web.” It’s a generational leap from everything we know so far about how to leverage the power of the Web, though it’s not such a stretch from the old reference-desk paradigm.

One hand clapping

As the curtain comes down on the Open Government Initiative's opening night, we figured it was time to hear from the critics. The reviews are decidedly mixed.

It takes a village

As editors of a publication that reaches tens of thousands of executives and professionals in and around government, we know the importance of listening to all points of view, even — or especially — when one of those viewpoints is that we’ve got a story all wrong.

Editor's Desk: All in moderation

What do you think? I mean, really. We’d like to know what’s on your mind, writes FCW Editor-in-Chief David Rapp.

Opening new doors

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