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FCW's 2006 Federal List
Lists parse the numbers in every possible way, but the Federal List issue seeks to look behind the numbers

10 organizations worth watching
FCW's 2006 Federal List looks at organizations that are influential in the government IT market

Top 74 systems integrators (chart)
Expect few surprises on the list of the top 74 federal systems integrators based on fiscal 2005 sales

Top 140 Schedule 70 contracts (chart)
Northrop Grumman leads this year’s list of top Schedule 70 contractors with reported sales of $3.2 billion in fiscal 2005

Vendors feel market squeeze
Contractors navigate hiring challenges, budgetary and political uncertainty

Small-business makeover
Advocates would like to see loopholes plugged and definitions expanded


Small businesses complain: This project's too big
GSA plans to offer an 8(a) set-aside for a major infrastructure consolidation project

DOD decides to close Office of Force Transformation

SARA panel looks at ethics

What happened while you were away




Editorial: Focusing on results
Small and midsize businesses are essential to the IT industry, often driving innovation

Welles: Making lists

Lisagor: The risky business blues

Kelman: Good government is priceless

Amey: Enough with the ‘one bad apple’ defense


5 certifications for aspiring CIOs
Leaders list credentials that can help IT professionals move up the ladder

6 groups that can make a difference

3 performance management tips

4 ways to measure success in the public sector


5 star technologies that feds should know about and deploy
These new information technologies will change the way government works

4 technology groups worth joining

3 Web sites and a blog worth checking out


4 hot spots in federal procurement
Look for innovations to help fix several procurement problems

7 business groups to consider joining


5 ethical missteps and how to avoid them
Experts point out how maintaining proper federal/industry relationships can be a minefield

5 reasons why 'groupthink' is good

4 ways to look beyond classified data to combat terrorists

2 health IT bills could stall in legislative jam


By the numbers: Small businesses

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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