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Policing terror
Pioneering law enforcement agencies use data sharing and analysis tools to step up anti-terrorism contributions

Now hear this!
Local officials tap new location-aware and multichannel emergency alert systems to better reach a more mobile citizenry

Talk isn’t cheap
Maturing technologies address the high cost of radio interoperability for state and local first responders


Democratic win signals changes for federal IT
Workforce and policy issues are also now in flux

Experts debate Rumsfeld's transformation legacy

Shuttle Discovery's obsolete code could force launch delay




Editorial: Change management
We hope the new Democratic leaders will carry out the effective oversight tradition exemplified by Reps. Davis' and Waxman's leadership of the House Government Reform Committee

Kelman: Let the vendor perform

Welles: California hangs a vacancy sign


A career as a secrecy watchdog
Steven Aftergood condemns the abuses of overclassification, excessive secrecy

IRS turns to employees to push system modernization efforts

Striking the right balance for customer service


DOD pushes wireless to the edge
JFCOM prepares tactical mobile networks for homeland security and battlefield missions

HSPD-12 cards open new worlds

Microsoft takes the Linux pledge, partners with Novell

The Pipeline

Semirugged Toughbook offers dual-core processing


Ballard in command at Perot Systems GS
Former Navy submarine engineer plots a course into the federal market

Deep Water Point keeps an eye on Congress’ IT appropriations

IAC ponders dues increase to meet deficit

Business briefs


Air Force to create Cyber Command
The service intends to apply laws of war, including proportional response to attacks

Agencies urged to focus first on policies to protect data

DOT faces new security challenges in 2007

A last-ditch try for a health IT bill

At summit, speakers urge CIOs to be creative


Competitive caption sourcing

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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