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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.

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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.

Transcom

U.S. Transportation Command outlines cyber strategy

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

5 myths of managed services

Federal IT leaders who are reluctant to rely on managed services providers are missing out on one of the best investments they can make.

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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.

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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.

Will Hurd

Solving the federal IT workforce problem

Rep. Will Hurd (R-Texas) argues that potential answers to the federal government’s IT workforce gap lie in expanding youth programs and partnerships between public and private sectors.

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Legislators call for better implementation of transparency legislation

Reps. Darrell Issa and Mike Quigley are calling for more timely action on new legislation and greater enforcement of current laws to improve transparency in government.

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House passes IT modernization bill

The Modernizing Government Technology Act of 2016, a bill to authorize funds to replace legacy IT, passed the House on a voice vote.

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Missed deportee fingerprints spark legislation

A new bill would force DHS to digitize all fingerprint records in the wake of an embarrassing oversight report.

The Fed 100

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2017 Federal 100 Awards.

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