This week in FCW history

Five years ago: FCW, May 4, 1998

GAO says Interior faces possible Y2K meltdown
The Interior Department, one of the least information technology-intensive federal agencies, faces a potentially crippling Year 2000 problem that could prevent it from managing millions of acres of land.

Four years ago: FCW, May 3, 1999

Army clears 'log' jam
The Army approved a waiver that makes it possible to privatize two government software development centers — putting 500 government jobs at risk — without competing the work between the public and private sectors.

Three years ago: FCW, May 8, 2000

Security sentries late on Love alert
When agencies battled the "Melissa" virus in March 1999, systems administrators attributed the government's success to timely alerts and good planning. But when the "ILOVEYOU" virus came to town, the federal response was anything but coordinated, agencies said.

Two years ago: FCW, May 7, 2001

OMB's performance push
One of the president's top budget officials reasserted that accountability for agency performance will be a fact of life throughout the Bush administration.

One year ago: FCW, May 6, 2002

End of the road for A-76?
The Bush administration is expected to make significant changes to rules governing how federal agencies and vendors compete for billions of dollars' worth of business, potentially creating more opportunities for outsourcing government work.


  • 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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