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Storm Watch 2006: Ready or not
Authorities enter the 2006 hurricane season better prepared than last year but not as ready as they would like to be

Dial VOIP in case of emergency
Voice-over-IP technology finds a new fit with business continuity strategies

Comments, please
A new Defense Department memo directs all DOD organizations to use the online Federal Docket Management System to issue regulations


War accounts under attack as DOD scrambles for funds
Warfighters caught in the crossfire of battle over budget supplemental

Davis challenges FTI's value

Centcom plans Middle East network expansion




Editorial: Celebrating youth
FCW is seeking nominations for Rising Stars, a new awards program for up-and-coming younger workers in the government information technology community


Welles: Get started with a good book

Lisagor: Five habits to avoid

Kelman: Change management

Allen: Integrated chip provides all-purpose security


Serious game teaches emergency responders
Real-time ‘Incident Commander’ is based on the National Incident Management System.

IG decries lax top-level oversight

NAPA says anxiety afflicts A-76 winners

Health emergencies highlight need for trusted identities


Emergency response portals ready for hurricane season
InsideNASA, NGA Earth can quickly shift into crisis mode when disaster strikes

Alienware offers snazzy workstation

The Pipeline

Printing for your eyes only


8(a) firms found opportunity after 2005 hurricanes
Big companies were not the only ones providing relief in hard-hit areas

Companies build authentication bridge to government agencies

VFA finds niche in facilities management


Feds scramble to improve emergency procurement information
But efforts to avoid a replay of 2005 disasters are not complete

DOD, VA told to use common software

TSA readies Registered Traveler system

Army gears up for contractor cuts


A high-tech time machine

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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