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EVM sounds the alarm
Smart agencies let earned value management lead them to better program management

Tax tech pays dividends
Financial benefits and an improved public image accrue to states that modernize their tax systems


FAA takes an unusual route to spur innovation
Agency may use a rare procurement method in the hopes of attracting interested vendors

Interoperability still plagues DHS

FOSE puts a spotlight on technology


Comings and Goings


Editorial: Is GSA worth saving?
This is the time for a larger conversation about the agency's role in procurement.

Welles: Financial planning can’t wait

Thompson: A time to share


Feds roiled by workforce changes
Experts warn against changing pay rules before feds improve management skills

IT essential to Army officer training

GAO finds gaps in secure credentialing


Identity management requires card smarts
Building the brains behind mandatory ID card programs won’t be easy

The Pipeline

Encrypt data or encrypt disk? You decide


Alliant companies ready to sound off
GSA is going to get an earful from midsize businesses about planned IT services contract

Integrators tackle interoperability

Mirror Image takes on Akamai

Reverse auctions losing bid for broad use


Bush budget seeks cuts in EPA library network
Librarians say the proposal endangers scientists’ access to environmental articles

CIOs lose sleep over security

Minn. governor offers data privacy proposals

PCAST panel ready to roll

Risk management critical for FISMA success


I’ll take my astro-shirt in an XL

FCW in Print

In the latest issue: Looking back on three decades of big stories in federal IT.


  • Anne Rung -- Commerce Department Photo

    Exit interview with Anne Rung

    The government's departing top acquisition official said she leaves behind a solid foundation on which to build more effective and efficient federal IT.

  • Charles Phalen

    Administration appoints first head of NBIB

    The National Background Investigations Bureau announced the appointment of its first director as the agency prepares to take over processing government background checks.

  • Sen. James Lankford (R-Okla.)

    Senator: Rigid hiring process pushes millennials from federal work

    Sen. James Lankford (R-Okla.) said agencies are missing out on younger workers because of the government's rigidity, particularly its protracted hiring process.

  • FCW @ 30 GPS

    FCW @ 30

    Since 1987, FCW has covered it all -- the major contracts, the disruptive technologies, the picayune scandals and the many, many people who make federal IT function. Here's a look back at six of the most significant stories.

  • Shutterstock image.

    A 'minibus' appropriations package could be in the cards

    A short-term funding bill is expected by Sept. 30 to keep the federal government operating through early December, but after that the options get more complicated.

  • Defense Secretary Ash Carter speaks at the TechCrunch Disrupt conference in San Francisco

    DOD launches new tech hub in Austin

    The DOD is opening a new Defense Innovation Unit Experimental office in Austin, Texas, while Congress debates legislation that could defund DIUx.

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