This week in FCW history

Five years ago: FCW, June 22, 1998

NASA lifts off with ODIN
In what may mark a dramatic shift in the government's management of desktop PCs, NASA awarded contracts to seven vendors under the $13 billion Outsourcing Desktop Initiative for NASA.

Four years ago: FCW, June 21, 1999

Telecom next wave in outsourcing
Network management, which most federal agencies have handled with in-house resources, may be the next candidate for large-scale outsourcing as a number of agencies have confirmed they are considering turning the job over to telecommunications carriers.

Three years ago: FCW, June 26, 2000

Do we need an IT czar?
FCW's cover story warned feds to "prepare the way for the information technology czar."

Two years ago: FCW, June 25, 2001

OPM defines IT jobs
The Office of Personnel Management earlier this month released a new job family standard and modern job descriptions and titles for information technology workers in government. Now comes the hard part: determining who belongs in the new group.

One year ago: FCW, June 24, 2002

One year and counting: Section 508
FCW checked agencies' progress in the year since Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act went into effect, requiring federal agencies to make sure their Web sites and office technology can be used, or "accessed," by people with a variety of disabilities.

Featured

  • Defense
    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/Shutterstock.com)

    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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