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ERP flavor of the week: Vanilla
Agencies learn the hard way that success often depends on simplicity

Super storage
Multiserver clusters are the new supercomputer stand-in. Here's how storage has adapted to its important new supporting role


VA officials ignored security warnings
In wake of data theft, secretary vows relentless pursuit of compliance with security policies

Doan confirmed as GSA head




Editorial: Changing with the times
FCW launches its redesigned Web site


Mark Chait walks in industry exec’s shoes
ATR agent, McAfee vice president discover they share similar management challenges

Are ‘mature’ feds the answer?


Data mining: The new weapon in the war on terror?
Use of the technology to probe vast amounts of phone data could be costly and invade privacy

Mobile work zone ahead


Pragma tool furthers trend toward certification
Suite of templates aims to help organizations reach CMMI Level 2

Contractors win big at USAID


Red scare or red herring?
Federal computer purchase from Chinese company raises security questions


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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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