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
    Ryan D. McCarthy being sworn in as Army Secretary Oct. 10, 2019. (Photo credit: Sgt. Dana Clarke/U.S. Army)

    Army wants to spend nearly $1B on cloud, data by 2025

    Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy said lack of funding or a potential delay in the JEDI cloud bid "strikes to the heart of our concern."

  • 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.

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