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Sen. James Lankford (R-Okla.)

Senator: Rigid hiring process pushes millennials from federal work

Sen. James Lankford (R-Okla.) said agencies are missing out on younger workers because of the government's rigidity, particularly its protracted hiring process.

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Congress averts shutdown with spending deal

Both chambers of Congress came to terms on some disputed spending deals, allowing votes to proceed on a continuing resolution to keep the government funded through Dec. 9.

Could critical infrastructure designation make state election systems less safe?

Another state official tells Congress that direct DHS oversight could create new risks, "ultimately undermining the security of our elections."

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Congress hears from small biz on drone rules

A month after the FAA's rules for integrating commercial drones into U.S. airspace took effect, commercial operators see a bright future, but also want more guidance.

Robert Cardillo, Director of the National Geospatial Intelliengence Agency

Geospatial-as-a-service isn't far off

As commercial satellite imaging companies multiply, NGA is looking for new ways to acquire mapping data.

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Senate blocks vote on funding bill

Senate Democrats are pressing for funding for water cleanup in Flint, Mich. If no one blinks, another government shutdown could be in the offing.

18 states tap DHS for voting security help

Jeh Johnson updated lawmakers on election security efforts during a hearing that focused on a variety of online and physical threats.

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Cyber advice for Hill staffers

Congressional staffers have a lot of responsibility to protect their decentralized IT systems.

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.

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.

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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.

FCW in Print

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

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