This week in FCW history

Five years ago: FCW, April 13, 1999

SEI tapped for Bureau of Indian Affairs financial system
Interior Department officials announced they had chosen SEI Investments to replace a beleaguered in-house system that the agency has used for decades to manage billions of trust dollars for American Indians.

Four years ago: FCW, April 12, 1999

Interior kills ALMRS
After spending more than $400 million, the Bureau of Land Management has killed a long-running modernization program — the Automated Land and Mineral Record System — because of ongoing problems, delays and a fast-approaching deadline for resolving its Year 2000 computer problem.

Three years ago: FCW, April 10, 2000

Government Issue
Congress and some agencies are considering a bold plan to bring the concept of a digital government one step closer to fruition: send every federal worker home with a computer.

Two years ago: FCW, April 16, 2001

President Bush proposed the smallest increase in IT spending in recent years — a less than 1 percent hike to $44.8 billion — and outlined the administration's intention to use performance plans and measurements as a way to allocate IT dollars in future years.

One year ago: FCW, April 15, 2002

Munns takes NMCI helm
The Navy's multibillion-dollar outsourcing project has a new point person — Rear Adm. Charles Munns — representing a shift from how the service traditionally has managed the enterprisewide program.

Flyzik joins Ridge's team
Jim Flyzik, chief information officer at the Treasury Department and vice chairman of the federal CIO Council, has been detailed to the Office of Homeland Security to advise Director Tom Ridge on information technology issues.


  • innovation (Sergey Nivens/

    VA embraces procurement challenges at scale

    Steve Kelman applauds the Department of Veterans Affairs' ambitious attempt to move beyond one-off prize-based contests to combat veteran suicides more effectively.

  • big data AI health data

    Where did the ideas for shutdowns and social distancing come from?

    Steve Kelman offers another story about hero civil servants (and a good president).

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