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.


  • Veterans Affairs
    Blue Signage and logo of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

    VA health record go-live pushed back to July

    The Department of Veterans Affairs is delaying a planned initial deployment of its $16 billion electronic health record project by four months, but is promising added functionality at the go-live date.

  • Workforce
    The Pentagon (Photo by Ivan Cholakov / Shutterstock)

    Esper says he didn't seek the authority to gut DOD unions

    Defense Secretary Mark Esper told lawmakers he was waiting for a staff analysis of a recent presidential memo before deciding whether to leverage new authority.

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