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FCW.com’s most-read stories

The following is a list of the 10 most popular stories on FCW.com in the first quarter of 2006. Many of the stories were published in 2005. You can find links to all of these stories on FCW.com Download’s Data Call at www.fcw.com/download.

1. ”10 hot companies to watch”
Sept. 5, 2005
This year’s list of government vendors tapped key growth areas in an uneven market.

2. "Meet me in cyberspace”
Sept. 12, 2005
With these Web collaboration tools, you don’t need big travel budgets.

3. ”Smart Shoppers: 5 things handheld buyers need to know”
July 17, 2005
Mobile workers want technologies that simplify their lives, but the handheld device market has become anything but simple.

4. ”Making movies”
Aug. 15, 2005
Adding video to your agency’s Web site is easier and more useful than you think.

5. ”Cheap, but loaded with functionality”
Jan. 9, 2006
Price and features make Sun Microsystems’ software an alternative to Microsoft Office.

6. ”Computer forensics: Donning your detective hat”
Nov. 14, 2005
Computer forensics experts keep busy as more wrongdoing occurs online.

7. ”Asset management on the move”
Dec. 12, 2005
The same software makers that specialize in desktop PC asset management are answering the call for software dedicated to mobile devices.

8. ”Mission Impossible: Printing in the Digital Age”
Jan. 23, 2006
GPO faces a mission that it has no choice but to accept: remain viable in an era in which traditional printing is disappearing.

9. ”Mandylion takes password tokens to next level”
Nov. 21, 2005
Policy Master 2.0 offers more efficient management.

10. ”Web extra: Managing mobility”
Dec. 12, 2005
Asset management packages can help administrators keep track of portable devices.

CIA’s most-searched phrasesLest you forget that search engines are tracking the terms you use, the following represents the most frequent phrases used to search for documents on the CIA’s Freedom of Information Act Web site recently.

The number of times a search phrase was entered is in parenthesis. The CIA’s site notes that these are not phrases entered into third-party search engines used to find this site but rather reflect phrases entered into the search engines on the CIA site.

Find a link to the CIA’s FOIA Web site on FCW.com Download’s Data Call at www.fcw.com/download.

  • Soviet analysis (2,064)

  • UFO (1,650)

  • Iran (799)

  • PBSUCCESS (780)

  • Iraq (709)

  • Area 51 (661)

  • Assassination (645)

  • Top secret (635)

  • Vietnam (616)

  • El Salvador (581)

  • Bay of Pigs (579)

  • Cuba (544)

  • Guatemala (533)

  • Mind control (528)

  • Vietnam War (508)

  • Italy (472)

  • China (428)

  • Korea (424)

  • National intelligence estimate (421)

  • Soviet space (411)

  • Kennedy (391)

  • Afghanistan (383)

  • Soviet (363)

  • India (338)

  • Israel (294)

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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