This week in FCW history

Four years ago: FCW, April 5, 1999

Captive soldiers lacked critical GPS radios
The Army acknowledged that the three U.S. soldiers captured by the Yugoslav army were not outfitted with a specially designed radio that could have helped rescuers locate them.

Agencies fight off 'Melissa' macro virus
Federal agencies battled a wildly proliferating computer virus dubbed "Melissa" that even managed to make its way on board a Navy ship.

Three years ago: FCW, April 3, 2000

Defense messaging degrades
Problems with the Defense Department's billion-dollar messaging system have gone from bad to worse, according to a recent study.

Building a blueprint for agency CIOs
A new guide from the General Accounting Office sifts through the lessons learned from state government and industry counterparts to help agencies lay a foundation for federal CIOs.

Two years ago: FCW, April 9, 2001

Red light put on 'blacklisting'
The Federal Acquisition Regulation Council put on hold the rule it calls "the most controversial ever published by the FAR Council."

One year ago: FCW, April 8, 2002

IRS changes in store
John Reece, the former industry executive who runs the Internal Revenue Service's multibillion-dollar modernization, said that the program is a "marathon" and that there are plans for "some professional refreshment. We're going to rotate folks, change them around."


  • Defense
    Ryan D. McCarthy being sworn in as Army Secretary Oct. 10, 2019. (Photo credit: Sgt. Dana Clarke/U.S. Army)

    Army wants to spend nearly $1B on cloud, data by 2025

    Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy said lack of funding or a potential delay in the JEDI cloud bid "strikes to the heart of our concern."

  • Congress
    Rep. Jim Langevin (D-R.I.) at the Hack the Capitol conference Sept. 20, 2018

    Jim Langevin's view from the Hill

    As chairman of of the Intelligence and Emerging Threats and Capabilities subcommittee of the House Armed Services Committe and a member of the House Homeland Security Committee, Rhode Island Democrat Jim Langevin is one of the most influential voices on cybersecurity in Congress.

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