This week in FCW history

Five years ago: FCW, June 15, 1998

DOD in never-ending cyberwar
The pace and intensity of cyberattacks against Defense Department computers and networks has increased so much that the Pentagon now considers itself continually at war.

Four years ago: FCW, June 14, 1999

Feds tap chief knowledge officers for key info management role
GSA created its first chief knowledge officer position, which many federal information technology experts believe will become more prevalent as agencies try to sort out and use the vast amount of information stored in their systems and posted on the Web.

Three years ago: FCW, June 19, 2000

Online market set to go, which combines online credit card purchasing and auction technology to give agencies a new way to make small purchases, opened for business.

Two years ago: FCW, June 18, 2001

Fed IT pick has deep resume
The Office of Management and Budget announced that Mark Forman will become associate director for IT and e-government at OMB. Forman is vice president of e-business for the public sector and federal systems at Unisys and a former staff member for the Senate Governmental Affairs Committee, where he specialized in IT issues.

One year ago: FCW, June 17, 2002

Federal grants process goes electronic
The federal government launched a project to make it easier for state and local governments to apply online for grants.


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    Essye Miller, Director at Defense Information Management, speaks during the Breaking the Gender Barrier panel at the Air Space, Cyber Conference in National Harbor, Md., Sept. 19, 2017. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Chad Trujillo)

    Essye Miller: The exit interview

    Essye Miller, DOD's outgoing principal deputy CIO, talks about COVID, the state of the tech workforce and the hard conversations DOD has to have to prepare personnel for the future.

  • 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.

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