This week in FCW history

Five years ago: FCW, June 1, 1998

New Pentium II PCs crank on benchmarks
Intel's newest processor and chipset sizzle — the 400 MHz Pentium II processor and the 440BX chipset.

Four years ago: FCW, May 31, 1999

Work force woes: Part 1 and Part 2
This package looks at the Office of Personnel Management's plans to revamp the structure of the technical work force and the Treasury Department's call for the government to overhaul how federal IT professionals are trained, paid and promoted.

Three years ago: FCW, June 5, 2000

Clinton: Keep work force study going
The Clinton administration asked Congress to permanently fund a governmentwide study of federal information technology workers' pay and positions to serve as a reference for future initiatives.

Two years ago: FCW, June 4, 2001

Rebates pose challenge for IRS systems
The Internal Revenue Service scrambled to redesign software and make good on the promise to send out rebate checks to 95 million taxpayers.

One year ago: FCW, June 3, 2002

Carnivore bites off too much
The FBI unleashed Carnivore against Osama bin Laden's terrorist network, but the Internet spyware intercepted so much unrelated e-mail that the FBI stopped using it and might have destroyed information it collected related to the terrorists.


  • Defense

    DOD wants prime contractors to be 'help desk' for new cybersecurity model

    The Defense Department is pushing forward with its unified cybersecurity standard for contractors and wants large companies and industry associations to show startups and smaller firms the way.

  • FCW Perspectives
    tech process (pkproject/

    Understanding the obstacles to automation

    As RPA moves from buzzword to practical applications, agency leaders say it’s forcing broader discussions about business operations

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