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


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  • Workforce
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    OMB looks to retrain feds to fill cyber needs

    The federal government is taking steps to fill high-demand, skills-gap positions in tech by retraining employees already working within agencies without a cyber or IT background.

  • Acquisition
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    GSA to consolidate multiple award schedules

    The General Services Administration plans to consolidate dozens of its buying schedules across product areas including IT and services to reduce duplication.

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