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.


  • 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.

  • Comment
    Pilot Class. The author and Barbie Flowers are first row third and second from right, respectively.

    How VA is disrupting tech delivery

    A former Digital Service specialist at the Department of Veterans Affairs explains efforts to transition government from a legacy "project" approach to a more user-centered "product" method.

  • Cloud
    cloud migration

    DHS cloud push comes with complications

    A pressing data center closure schedule and an ensuing scramble to move applications means that some Homeland Security components might need more than one hop to get to the cloud.

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