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An 800-pound gorilla no more?
Unix still has staying power, but Linux continues to make steady gains in the federal market

A new direction for open source
Software vendors consider switch to fee-based model

Army lessons learned
Junior officers sharing battlefield experiences in near-real time adapt faster than the Army’s top military leaders


Court decision lifts cloud hanging over Interior
Federal appeals court reverses order that would have shut down much of Interior’s IT

DHS bill slashes research funds

Congress to quiz top VA officials




Editorial: Doan’s early mark
Lurita Doan has served as GSA's administrator for only a few weeks, but there are a number of positive signs.

Kelman: Contracting is a balancing act


The veterinarian becomes a CIO
Gregory Parham combines his career interests in epidemiology and information technology

Why can’t feds hire better, faster?


Can AJAX find harmony on agency Web sites?
Hot coding technique unable to hit fed Web pages because of accessibility questions

Malware threats on the rise

The Pipeline

Gateway E-100M: The price is right


Critical data loss from within spawns new market
Outbound content compliance segment expected to hit $2 billion by 2009

Small businesses wait for DOD dollars


Politics changes A-76 landscape
Congress uses its power to intercede in public/private job competitions

Do Alaskan companies freeze out competitors?

FIPS policy creates Catch-22


One child, one laptop

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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