This week in FCW history

Five years ago: FCW, June 8, 1998

OMB: List outsource possibilities
A top-ranking Office of Management and Budget official said he plans to ask members of the President's Management Council to develop a list of duties performed by government that might be outsourced to the private sector.

Four years ago: FCW, June 7, 1999

OMB orders feds to post privacy notice
OMB directed agencies to post clear privacy policies on their Web site home pages.

Three years ago: FCW, June 12, 2000

Gore replays e-gov pitch
Vice President Al Gore pulled e-government out of the realm of policy wonks and into the public domain. In a campaign speech in North Carolina, Gore reiterated his commitment to the policies and plans that will foster a secure, interactive electronic government for citizens by 2003.

Two years ago: FCW, June 11, 2001

OPM revamps IT job family
The Office of Personnel Management released a new job family standard and modern job descriptions for federal information technology workers, designed to help agencies recruit and hire skilled workers.

One year ago: FCW, June 10, 2002

Bush seeks 'big picture'
The Bush administration envisions agencies funneling information to the Homeland Security Department, which will serve as a "central clearinghouse to collect and analyze" data related to terrorism.


  • 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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