This week in FCW history

Five years ago: FCW, May 18, 1998

Rep. Davis to renew push for co-op purchasing legislation
Rep. Tom Davis (R-Va.) plans once again to introduce a bill that would allow state and local governments to buy information technology products and services off the General Services Administration schedule.

Four years ago: FCW, May 17, 1999

Russians skip NATO IT excercise
In a show of protest against NATO's bombing campaign in Yugoslavia, the Russian government pulled out of a major computer and communications exercise intended to help allies develop communications systems capable of sharing information on the battlefield.

Three years ago: FCW, May 15, 2000

'User's manual for hackers'
An internal memo so sensitive that it has been called a "user's manual for hackers" describes at least 18 vulnerable spots in computer systems at the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Two years ago: FCW, May 14, 2001

The FBI's hunt for order
The FBI is seeking a major influx of money to improve its antiquated computer infrastructure in the wake of revelations that outdated information technology systems played a role in misplacing 3,135 documents related to the Oklahoma City bombing.

One year ago: FCW, May 20, 2002

State tests info sharing
The State Department launched a pilot project in India and Mexico to share information across agencies, using technology to plug security holes such as the kind that allowed some of the Sept. 11 hijackers to obtain U.S. visas.


  • 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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