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.


  • Cybersecurity
    cybersecurity (Rawpixel/

    CMMC clears key regulatory hurdle

    The White House approved an interim rule to mandate defense contractors prove they adhere to existing cybersecurity standards from the National Institute of Standards and Technology.

  • Comment
    cloud (Phaigraphic/

    A call for visionary investment

    Investing in IT modernization is not an either-or proposition, Rep. Connolly writes. This pandemic has presented Congress a choice: We can put our head in the sand and pretend these failures didn't happen, or we can take action to be prepared for the future.

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