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Not dead yet
Tape storage makes a stand in archival and some backup applications

Fortress on the Hill
Capitol Visitor Center has 580,000 square feet underground, but officials won’t say whether it is a congressional bunker


Bill would prevent DOD from pulling clearances
Davis measure would briefly relieve clearance crisis

Mass. relaxes open-format mandate

Congress divided over fixes for FEMA

John Johnson picked for critical role at GSA


Editorial: Opportunities abound
The Bush administration’s pandemic plan is rife with opportunities for the government IT community


Courtland: Focusing on the future


Curt Barker: The man who mastered deadlines
As a pro bono project manager at NIST, he unlocked the secrets of teamwork

‘Ticked off’ about pay at GAO

Agencies struggle to hire technical talent


Iraqi scientists get virtual access to research
Federal, private sector will help Iraqis build and take control of digital science library

The Pipeline


Government increasingly outsources business intelligence work
More agencies are turning to third-party data brokers to mitigate risks

Lockheed Martin makes Savi buy

Damming the data stream


GSA gets buyout nod
Troubled procurement agency can now offer early-outs to as many as 395 employees

Protests put brakes on ITES

Congress blamed xxx

Bill demands free public access to science reports


Uncle Sam as a hot employer

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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