New law has engineers poised for more management duties

The Weapon Systems Acquisition Reform Act of 2009 highlights the need to give systems engineers greater responsibility and authority, writes John A. Thomas.

Social contract

The world of federal procurement and acquisition policy is about as insular as it gets in nonclassified government.

How Facebook can work for you

Having a landing spot such as a Facebook fan page can be a dynamic place for people to see goings-on with minimal effect on the organization’s official Web page, writes Joshua Salmons.

Chris Bronk

The 'browser mafia' must lead the IT revolution

Consensus on strategy is fleeting, but most recognize that IT is a catalyst for fundamental change, writes FCW columnist Chris Bronk.

5-minute citizen engagement plan

Agencies can better engage the public by learning from less serious sites that seek to 'make people happy for five minutes a day,' writes FCW columnist Mark Drapeau.

Finding common cause

The global terrorist threat, brought to U.S. soil on 9/11, has not gone away. And it now includes the ever looming war in cyberspace.

5 steps to making the cloud a reality

Former OMB official Mark Forman asks how much creative destruction agencies are willing to embrace.

Bring back share in savings

It's time to revive the statutory encouragement for this innovative approach to services contracting, Steve Kelman writes.

Penny-pinching strategies sprout from collaboration

The acquisition community is percolating with ideas for reducing costs, writes GSA's Mary Davie.

Women taking charge

One of the first things that struck me when I arrived here and began meeting people in the technology shops that FCW covers was the number of women in positions of prominence and power.

More flak about federal hiring

In response to a recent article about the federal hiring process, readers share more observations and horror stories.

4 programs that collect innovative ideas from government employees

Some of the best ideas for improving government might come from within government, writes IBM's John Kamensky.

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