This week in FCW history

Five years ago: FCW, May 11, 1998

Training system to improve security
In an effort to tighten aviation security, the Federal Aviation Administration plans to install a standard computer-based training system to better prepare personnel who operate security screening equipment at airports.

Four years ago: FCW, May 10, 1999

USIA plugs in Kosovar refugees
Refugees from Kosovo are being given Internet access and e-mail accounts that they can use to obtain news and try to contact their relatives. It's all part of an international relief effort launched by the U.S. Information Agency.

Three years ago: FCW, March 13, 2000

Navy defends intranet deal
The Navy erected a defensive perimeter around its Navy/Marine Corps Intranet proposal in an effort to fend off congressional resistance to a contract that could cost the service as much as $16 billion.

Two years ago: FCW, May 14, 2001

Navy: No NMCI extra costs
Navy Department officials say the $6.9 billion Navy Marine Corps Intranet project does include the basic costs of switching over all legacy applications to work under Microsoft Corp.'s Windows 2000, despite questions surfacing at a conference last week.

One year ago: FCW, May 13, 2002

Student tracking begins July 1
Some U.S. colleges and trade schools will begin using a nationwide computerized system to track foreign students for the Immigration and Naturalization Service.


  • 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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