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A picture-perfect Vista?
Maybe not, but there’s a lot to like about Microsoft’s forthcoming operating system, including a snazzy user interface, stronger security and improved network features

Wagering on Wi-Fi
Will municipal Wi-FI’s current growing pains give way to ubiquitous coverage, or will the wireless boom fall back to earth?

A new view of MOBIS
Services GWAC indirectly supports IT projects


Beleaguered GTSI sheds reseller model
After suffering a ‘perfect storm’ in 2005, company officials steer new course

DHS disputes GAO card audit

First eco-friendly computers certified




Editorial: Security matters
Imagine doing your job without a connection to the Internet

Welles: The dynamics of technology

Lisagor: Counting your neighbor’s wealth


Cita Furlani wants to get the questions right
New director of NIST’s IT Lab mixes technical smarts with management savvy

Discrimination complaints decline


D.C. builds excess capacity into fiber network
Tech authority should operate and manage DC-NET, officials say

Web filtering’s second act

The Pipeline


Vendors try to turn down the heat
Sun and HP appeal to data-center managers with energy-saving servers, cooling systems

Black Box opens in federal market


Bon voyage for Defense Travel System?
Senate tries policy shift to lift ailing DOD program

Virginia gives contractors tax relief

Critics fault AIIM guidelines

OMB catalogs enterprise architecture policies


For the artist in everybody

FCW in Print

In the latest issue: Looking back on three decades of big stories in federal IT.


  • Shutterstock image: looking for code.

    How DOD embraced bug bounties -- and how your agency can, too

    Hack the Pentagon proved to Defense Department officials that outside hackers can be assets, not adversaries.

  • Shutterstock image: cyber defense.

    Why PPD-41 is evolutionary, not revolutionary

    Government cybersecurity officials say the presidential policy directive codifies cyber incident response protocols but doesn't radically change what's been in practice in recent years.

  • 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.

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