News. Technology. Analysis.

You undoubtedly noticed that Federal Computer Week looks different this week. After you read through this issue, we hope you also notice that the difference goes well beyond appearance.

The reason for our change is simple: The strength of the Internet as a medium to deliver breaking news has altered the usefulness of the weekly newspaper. We can no longer justify holding our news stories for Mondays, when FCW is published. The Internet has set up a sort of news blur that cries out for a periodic diet of analysis, interpretation and perspective. We think that's especially important in the quick-changing and high-stakes federal IT community.

This week, look for breaking news coverage on our newly redesigned World Wide Web site at Every business morning and throughout the day, we will cover and post articles on important developments, meetings, deals and policy changes in the federal IT community. In our Monday print edition, we will deliver a package of analysis that will help you relate the news to your job and your agency's mission.

A word on the magazine's organization: In our News Briefing section, we present a road map of the federal IT developments we believe our readers need to know about from the previous week. The other sections — Management, Technology and Policy — were picked to address areas managers say are the cornerstones of federal IT training.

Finally, a ceremonial note. We thought it was high time you met Milt Zall, who, as Bureaucratus, has been our workplace columnist and a friend of FCW's since our launch in 1987. For a picture of Milt, see his column on Page 40.

We are interested in knowing whether our new approach meets your professional needs and style better. Please drop us a line at [email protected].


  • Oversight
    President of the United States of America, Donald J. Trump, attends the 2019 Army Navy Game in Philadelphia, Pa., Dec. 14, 2019. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Dana Clarke)

    Trump shakes up official watchdog ranks

    The White House removed an official designated to provide oversight to the $2 trillion rescue and relief fund and nominated a raft of new appointees to handle oversight chores at multiple agencies.

  • Workforce
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    OMB urges 'maximum telework flexibilities' for DC-area feds

    A Sunday evening memo ahead of a potentially chaotic commute urges agency heads to pivot to telework as much as possible.

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