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April 30 2012

Tips for Improving Government Performance
Is insufficient communication – between government and industry, and between government acquisition and program managers – holding back better performance of federal procurements? We will look at several initiatives that specifically aim to improve communication among all the stakeholders, and ask whether such efforts are likely to produce the desired results.
Writer: Matthew Weigelt, mweigelt AT fcw DOT com

Cloud Storage
The non-stop production of and insatiable appetite for electronic data is putting agencies’ traditional enterprise storage approaches under a growing price and performance strain. Learn how new techniques like erasure coding and object storage combined with a cloud-delivery model can provide a potentially more cost-effective and secure way forward.
Writer: John Moore, jmwriter AT verizon DOT net

Posted on Mar 02, 2012 at 12:20 PM

FCW in Print

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


  • Anne Rung -- Commerce Department Photo

    Exit interview with Anne Rung

    The government's departing top acquisition official said she leaves behind a solid foundation on which to build more effective and efficient federal IT.

  • Charles Phalen

    Administration appoints first head of NBIB

    The National Background Investigations Bureau announced the appointment of its first director as the agency prepares to take over processing government background checks.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Shutterstock image.

    A 'minibus' appropriations package could be in the cards

    A short-term funding bill is expected by Sept. 30 to keep the federal government operating through early December, but after that the options get more complicated.

  • Defense Secretary Ash Carter speaks at the TechCrunch Disrupt conference in San Francisco

    DOD launches new tech hub in Austin

    The DOD is opening a new Defense Innovation Unit Experimental office in Austin, Texas, while Congress debates legislation that could defund DIUx.

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