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.

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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/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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