This week in FCW history

Five years ago: FCW, June 29, 1998

CIA reveals cyberterrorists targeting U.S.
CIA Director George Tenet says terrorist groups are watching how the United States responds to hacker attacks on government systems as a way to plan cyberattacks.

Four years ago: FCW, June 28, 1999

Navy kicks off radical intranet buy
The Navy plans to use a radical strategy to build its much anticipated Naval Intranet — formerly called the Navy Worldwide Intranet — which will provide 450,000 users worldwide with items ranging from PCs to communications pipes and could cost as much as $2.2 billion.

Three years ago: FCW, June 26, 2000

NASA pact attracts dot-coms
The follow-on to SEWP is already attracting a new breed of potential competitors: dot-com start-ups that hope to take electronic procurement to the next level.

Two years ago: FCW, July 2, 2001

Forman: Too much spent on IT
At $44 billion a year, the federal government may be spending too much on information technology, Mark Forman said on his third day as associate director for IT and e-government at OMB.

One year ago: FCW, July 1, 2002

Coast Guard taps duo for Deepwater
The Coast Guard awarded its much-anticipated Integrated Deepwater System contract to a joint venture established by Lockheed Martin Corp. and Northrop Grumman Corp. The landmark deal is the largest procurement in the Transportation Department's history.

Featured

  • Management
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    OPM-GSA merger plan detailed in legislative proposal

    The White House is proposing legislation for a dramatic overhaul of human resources inside government and wants $50 million to execute the plan.

  • Cloud
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    GSA plans civilian DEOS counterpart

    GSA is developing a cloud email and enterprise services contract inspired by the single-source vehicle the Department of Defense devised for back-office software.

  • Defense
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    DOD looks to unify software spending for 2020

    Defense Department acquisition head, Ellen Lord, hopes to simplify software buying and improve business systems following the release of the Defense Innovation Board's final software acquisition study.

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