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Risky business
Government-funded venture capital firms spark agency innovation

No more pass/fail
The Labor Department learned the value of fair and consistent employee performance evaluations

Mining Medicaid
N.Y. county leads in adapting business intelligence tools to help public agencies manage Medicaid spendingbudgets


Agreement gives HHS access to passenger data
Deal with DHS would allow health officials to track pandemics

Denett earns OFPP nomination

Beaming across the border



Editorial: Hope or despair?
Many experts suspect that reasons unrelated to their qualifications — including midterm election politics — could delay any or all of the candidates’ confirmations


Kelman: Dancing in the hallways

Welles: Mindful work


OPM puts out welcome sign for young feds
Rule change makes it easier for student interns to become federal employees

Printing office to lose its leader


Looking for ways to control the spam beast?
Here’s a primer to help you gain the upper hand

The Pipeline


State and local IT budgets to grow
Input analysis suggests fed market growth will slow

Vendors pitch software to take over routine tasks


Electronic death registration still alive
SSA program makes progress in states

SBInet now a factor in immigration debate


My cartoon purgatory

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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